Why Not? Small Works Annual Challenge

Picasso Inspired Small Works -- Art Show and Sale

NEW deadline to enter:

NOVEMBER 7, 11:59pm

Picasso Blue Period

If accepted,

Deliver artwork to TCA's office

November 9th - 11th, 10:00am to 6:00pm

When you send us your entries, you

can either:

Pay your entry fees online: HERE

OR, send a check to:

P.O. Box 5287, Sonora, CA 95370


After you have been notified that your pieces have been accepted:


Nov 9th-Nov 11th between 10am and 6:00 pm. Due to the fragile nature of miniatures, we cannot accept art via postage. We are sorry!

Deliver your pieces to our office located at:

160 S.Washington St. at the Historic

Sonora Inn.



Challenge yourself and think outside the box!


All you have to do is keep PICASSO'S  work in mind as you create your entry!

YOU ARE FREE TO CHOOSE ANY MEDIUM FOR YOUR ENTRY: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, mixed media, intaglio, block print, silk screen, photography, assemblage, sculptures using wood, stone, metal, plaster, fiber, & clay, 2D or 3D.

As long as your entry stays within the RULES 2-dimensional pieces may be up to, but no larger that 7” x 9” or

8” x 8” in size, including

a frame.

3-dimensional pieces may be up to, but no larger than 7”x7”x9” in size, excluding a base if applicable.

Rose Period: Picasso, "The Watering Place", 1905-1906, gouache on tan-paper board, 37.8 x 58.1 cm (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).


use picasso's color palette from his blue or rose period!

Picasso did lots of animals in different media.

What is your favorite Bird or animal?

a sculpture from recycled materials.

an oil painting of your favorite pet.

an assemblage of a floral bouquet.

a print of a bird, or animal.

Try his cubist period for a REAL challenge!

Can you see the toy car that he made into the baboon's head?


Examples by Painter, Susan Kendall

Picasso Quotes:

A ceramic plate with glazes using his color palette?


"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not."

"The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?"

© 2019 by Tuolumne County Arts


Sonora Inn at 160 S. Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370,

Ca. 95370


P.O. Box 5287 Sonora Ca. 95370


Call for an appointment

831 224-3458

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