ORANGE Art Challenge

Black and Violet,  Wassily Kandinsky 1923

Black and Violet, Wassily Kandinsky 1923

Rise to Art News DFW’s latest challenge to artists:

ORANGE Challenge

Americans perceive orange as a positive, cheerful color. It’s often the color of bountiful harvests in American realism, but at Halloween, it’s just spooky. In Ireland and the Ukraine, contemporary political movements associate the color orange with change. In Asia, orange is used to symbolize love.

Whether used as a tiny accent, or a field of color, orange is a warm color that tends to read as foreground and it can easily dominate artworks. Yet, Kandinsky, in Black and Violet, muted orange into a complementary background.


Submit an ORANGE CHALLENGE entry.
Tell us what you think about the color orange.

  • How do you use orange: what is its purpose in your piece?
  • Is orange a go-to color on your palette?
  • What artists (or things) do you think of when you think of orange?

Enter by March 15th, 2015

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  • One image (we’ll post a smallish size, but you can send what you have)
  • Tell us what you think about the color orange
  • The title, size, and medium
  • Your web address, and your thoughts on the challenge subject.

Enter by March 15th.

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