April Challenge 2014

Ajo is an interesting art community — a blend of artists who live here full time and artists who spend the winter months here as snowbirds. Many of those winter visitors have headed home and others are getting ready to depart.

How do you keep members of such a community in touch with each other?

Last year, artist Marilyn Jackson started a virtual art group to encourage artists to produce and share their work over the summer months. She’s kicking it off again this year.

Marilyn writes: “The April challenge is ‘Family.’ Of course this could mean anything from pets to a family of colors — artists are encouraged to think outside of the normal response. After all, we are artists!”

This challenge is open to all artists, in any medium. You don’t have to belong to the Desert Artist Guild, or even live in Ajo. We’d like to see what you’re working on.

I’ll start it off with a “family” of mammilaria cacti. These cacti are quite small and usually hidden beneath other plants — but their bright red fruit is an eye-catcher.

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Use the Contact Form for info on how to submit your entry. Deadline for this month is April 30. Let us see what you’re creating! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “April Challenge 2014

  1. A study in opposition – the grey prickly cactus and the brilliant red, smooth and shiny fruit -of like so many of us in our families! Good work!

    • Marilyn — you see things in the photo that I never thought of! But I guess that’s a bit part of art — we each bring our own ideas to what we are viewing. Great to see you today. 🙂

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