Art Challenge  

Reconnect with your artist within by participating in our Art Challenges. 

Current Challenge
NYSATA Art Challenge #3: Make it Wearable! 

A new year, a new you! 
Enter our NYSATA “Make it Wearable Challenge” and show off your original artistic 3-dimensional wearable art creation. 

The rules: 

  • Create an original 3-dimensional wearable piece of art. Materials are your choice: clay, metal, wire, polymer, sticks, yarn, beads, glass… the sky is the limit! 
  • Your entry could be anything wearable: necklace, ring, earrings, bracelet, pendant, mask holder or pin. Have fun with it! 
  • Submit a high-resolution digital image (minimum of 1000 pixels in any direction, maximum file size 10 Mb) by June 1, 2021 at
  • Guest juror, Kate Sydney ( will select three winners. The three winners and additional entries as space allows, will be published in the next issue of the NYSATA News and the winning artists will receive a Blick Art Materials gift card. 
  • There is no entry fee for this challenge.
  • By entering the challenge, you agree to allow NYSATA to publish images and information about your work.

Questions? [email protected]

CLICK HERE  to Submit Your Entry


Past Challenges
NYSATA Art Challenge #2: A Little Me! 

The winning entries for the second NYSATA Art Challenge were chosen in November by our juror, mixed media artist Deb Weirs, ( We had so may wonderful entries for this challenge, it was hard for her to narrow it down to Just three. The winners are:

Hanging In There

Katie Brown
(Region 2
Hanging in There

Mixed media watercolor painting with book pages, paper, and twine.

I Contain Multitudes

 Mollie Fox 
(Region 8)
I Contain Multitudes

Tunnel book, acrylic and paper collage depicting a self-portrait made up all that has come before her and all that will come after. The original is 10” x 10” and in a book format where one may flip through each generation in order.

I am Enough

Dianne Knapp
(Region 7)

I Am Enough

Mixed media stenciled underpainting on watercolor paper, gesso, acrylic paint, fern prints, paper collage, pressed flowers, and feathers.