During the summer of 2008, an interesting concept in online art developed between me and fellow artist Vikki North. An “art challenge” was proposed based on a theme or topic, and we both produced interpretive artwork in our respective styles and mediums. The result was overwhelmingly successful, I enjoyed the personal growth as an artist, and the response to the artwork was encouraging.

The Artist Challenge - A Private Art ClubThe experience instilled a desire to make art challenges more inclusive and accessible to artists and art patrons. And with that in mind, I’d like to present the culmination of our recent joint effort: “The Artist Challenge!”

The concept is still the same; a theme or topic is proposed, create your own unique work of art and interpretation of the theme, submit your work to the site, and we’ll share the many inspiring perspectives for all the world to see. We even link back to your site so visitors or art patrons can learn more about you and your artwork!

Additionally, we’ll be moderating a knowledgeable and fun filled forum “Dante’s Pub” that will eventually be made private for contributing artists only.

So are you ready to take the art challenge?!

The first challenge has a final due date of February 14th, and the theme is: UNREQUITED LOVE! Perfect for February. 😉

Stop by The Artist Challenge for more information, view previous challenge galleries, register a forum account, and we’ll see you in the Pub!

aka Captain Mike

The Artist Challenge – A Private Art Club

11 thoughts on “The Artist Challenge – A Private Art Club

  • January 25, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I checked out the artists challenge, very cool. I have to say I am drawn to the faces in your work. I am trying to figure out how to incorporate images of faces into my fiber art. Your images are wonderful.

  • January 27, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Oh I’m ready for the Art Challenge. In fact you could say I’m up to my elbows in it.
    the Pub Wench

  • January 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Awesome Deborah! I can’t wait to see your work in the challenges! 🙂

  • January 30, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    lol, sounds good Pub Wench! I think I’ll join you! 😉

  • February 7, 2009 at 2:04 am

    i waant to know how to paint a painting

  • February 10, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Hi jezlopz, if you register at Dante’s Pub and make a post I’m sure someone will respond. I also recommend searching on Google.com for more resources. 🙂

  • February 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    fantastic, thats the only word came into my mind when i saw this sketches, you know im an artist 2. i can mke human sketches to , i leart alot by watching your sketches .
    wish if i could show u my work , anyways
    great job i’d say .lookin foward to here from you
    take care bye

  • February 22, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Thanks vishal!
    I think it’s great that artists can share their work online. The Internet allows us to see art we may not have had a chance to see otherwise. If you post your art online, feel free to send or post a link!
    Good luck with your artistic pursuits! 🙂

  • May 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Michael:
    It was nice met and chat with you!
    nice website, very differnt and your artworks are very deep! I think most people didn’t see
    it, but I do!
    People are a very strong subject inart, it tell what is is in the ceenter of our soul from our faces.
    The face is the mirror/window to our soul, what is deep inour soul, lots time, it will showing on our faces.
    sot he word” mirror, mirror on the wall? who is the fxxxx of them all?”
    it wasn’t talking about the mirror, it was more about the face, and what ‘s showing on our face its what ‘sdeep in our soul/hearts/mind!
    enjoy your artworks and your website.

  • May 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you t.j.!

    I enjoyed chatting with you too, and appreciate your insights on art, faces, and life! It is interesting to see what we all reflect to the world, and what other people see in a face.

    Good luck with your own artistic pursuits!


  • August 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

    hi to all
    I love painting
    i have one paint
    and uploud to pc
    with scanner is better our digital camera

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