TURQUOISE Art Challenge

Art News DFW’s latest challenge to artists…TURQUOISE

Lakewood Theater II by Katrina Rasmussen

Lakewood Theater II by Katrina Rasmussen

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We associate the color turquoise with American Indians and the Southwest, but the it has a history across Asia, and our name for the gemstone is derived from the country Turkey – a major producer of the prized mineral. The color is widely used in ancient art and architecture, decorating domes in Russia and Iran.

How do you use turquoise in your artwork?
Flowers, butterflies, peacocks, lovely skies and glistening water, cloisonné, blown glass, handcrafted jewelry?

Does this color remind you of certain artists?
Below, turquoise drenches a richly colored art nouveau design, it adds color interest on a door hidden in blue shadows, and it stands up as a design form against a gold field.

Enter by August 1st, 2015

Email your entry to: ArtNewsChallenge@gmail.com
Your entry will be posted on Art News DFW and our Facebook Group and Page. Voting is automatically by social sharing buttons. The most popular images will be honored with an announcement. All art is copyright the artist.

Email your entry to: ArtNewsChallenge@gmail.com


  • One image (we’ll post a smallish size, but you can send what you have)
  • The title, size, and medium
  • Your thoughts on the challenge subject
  • Include your website address!

Enter by August 1st.

Email your entry to: ArtNewsChallenge@gmail.com

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