YOU-Topia: Youth Challenge

Juried by Edith Wadkins

To view YOU-Topia: Juried Virtual Art Exhibition, click here.

  • First Place | "Spring Dream" by Sienna Marie Axe
  • Second Place | "Freedom" by Noelle Radzialowski
  • Third Place | "Peaceful Riverfall" by Lily K.
  • Honorable Mention | "The Flying House" by Audrey Mervine
  • YOU-Topia
    "JetTopia" by Jett Young
  • "Sending Peace & Love" by Amelia Bard
  • "The Color King" by Lily K.
  • "The Wild" by Nathaniel Henderson
  • "My Dream Room" by Jacob-Douglas Harvey
  • "Under the Cherry Blossom Tree" by Alexandra Holland-Coffield
  • "Biotic Utopia" by Jack Wolters
  • "commUNITY" by Olivia Bard
  • "The Peace of Nature" by Amelia Henderson
  • "My Perfect Nation" by Madison Harvey
  • YOU-Topia

 

Call for Art

What does a perfect world look like to you? While you’re spending time at home, spend some time imagining your utopia. A utopia is an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. This could look different to every person. After you brainstorm and daydream a little, try to create your perfect world through art. Maybe it’s really colorful and bright, or maybe it’s based off a book or a movie you like. Maybe your perfect world is summer all year long or being able to fly. Get your creativity flowing and share with us your YOU-Topia!  
 
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.” – Neil Gaiman
 
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First Place

YOU-Topia

Sienna Marie Axe
Spring Dream
Acrylic paint
12 x 16 in.

Artist Statement: My passion is art. The last 2 weeks I spent many hours outlining, painting, layering and adding detail to my Spring paradise painting . When others are anxious watching the media on the Coronavirus, I found peace listening to music on our sun porch painting my “You-topia”

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Second Place

Noelle Radzialowski
Freedom
Graphite on paper
11 x 8.5 in.

Artist Statement: I have always wanted to fly. Flying is life’s great joy, and I wish I could be a part of that world. The crisp blue sky has always looked so inviting; I just want to fly into the sun. Just fly.

Freedom expresses that which cannot ever be: a perfect world.

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Third Place

Lily K.
Peaceful Riverfall
Colored pencils
9 x 12 in.

Artist Statement: This artwork is about a girl getting away from every day life and getting closer to nature because it makes her happy.

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Honorable Mention

Audrey Mervine
The Flying House
Cardboard, paint, glow sticks
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement: My You-topia consists of my flying house. I fly over the lakes, the parks, the trees, and other houses. The lakes are full of goldfish and free of trash. The fruit trees supply  good fruit and shade. I soar through the sky happily.

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YOU-Topia

Amelia Bard
Sending Peace & Love
Colored pencils
8.5 x 11 in.

Artist Statement: I can image a world where we are all united in love. Where we use or voice for good for the betterment of our planet. Where animals, humans, and nature inspire each other.. A planet that communicates and responds through love.

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YOU-Topia

Olivia Bard
commUNITY
Colored pencils
8.5 x 11 in.

Artist Statement: I can image a world where humans, animals, and the trees all live in peace and love.

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Jacob-Douglas Harvey
The Wonder Room
Sharpie, pencil, and watercolor
18 x 12 in.

Artist Statement: The art work that I am drawing is about my dream room. It shows what I like to do and it may show what I want to be for a living. It shows actions that I do. It shows my personality. It shows what kind of life I would have in my utopia.

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Madison Harvey
My Perfect Nation
Gel pens, pencil, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, Sharpie
9.5 x 14.5 in.

Artist Statement: My design lets out my creativity and shares the love/passion of what I like to do or want to do. I believe that every child has something that they’re passionate about, I feel that artwork allows children to let out all there creativity. Also artwork allows kids to let out how they are feeling. Designing, drawing, and sketching lets not just kids, but adults too to express their true selves. I express my true self through sketching.

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Nathaniel Henderson
The Wild
Colored pencils
8.5 x 11 in.

Artist Statement: Going back in time to our original lifestyle deep in the wilderness.

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Amelia Henderson
The Peace Of Nature
Original sketch digitally painted
8 x 10 in.

Artist Statement: This piece of art work represents my love for animals and how I think they should all be treated with peace and care. It combines the real world and my fantasy world.

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Alexandra Holland-Coffield
Under the Cherry Blossom Tree
Gel pens, pencil, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, Sharpie
9.5 x 14.5 in.

Artist Statement: My image is depicting two original characters of different backgrounds holding hands on a rooftop park.

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Lily K.
The Color King
Acrylic on canvas
9 x 12 in.

Artist Statement: Color makes life better!

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Jack Wolters
Biotic Utopia
Graphite and colored pencils
8.5 x 11 in.

Artist Statement:All the way back to the beginning were we can live as one in harmony.

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YOU-Topia

Jett Young
JetTopia
Markers, colored pencils, and crayon
8.5 x 14 in.

Artist Statement: “Home is like a city floating in the sky.” – Jett D. Young

When asked, Jett said he made a balloon floating in the sky with a city because he thought of the movie Up. Jett says that when you look at the picture you will see lots of different people, even one guy who is grumpy because he couldn’t get in his house (bottom left), a snail, a deer, buildings, houses and a guy with good abs (middle left) in his Utopia.

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To view YOU-Topia: Juried Virtual Art Exhibition, click here.

 

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