ArtNow 2020 Theme


Water. One of Earth’s most important elements. Along with being essential for all life, water is a source of pleasure. It is exalted in religion and throughout history it has been a route for trade and travel. Even the name of our region - The Bay Area - expresses our geographic connection to water and informs our community identity.


NUMU invites Santa Clara County high school students (public, private or home schooled) to create a piece inspired by the theme. Students must create an original work of art, in their choice of media, in response to this theme.

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Accepted Categories:

Drawing : Any two-dimensional piece created on a flat surface using dry media such as: charcoal, ink, colored pencil, graphite (pencil), soft pastels, and oil pastels. 

Digital Art: Any composition that is rendered using computer software such as: Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Indesign, Gymp, etc...

Mixed Media: Any composition that incorporates multiple mediums on one surface wet and dry (i.g. collage with magazine photos, ripped up paper, found objects, painting).                               

Painting: Any two-dimensional piece that uses watercolor paint, acrylic paint or oil paint on a canvas, wood panel, paper, or other flat surface.

Photography: Process that utilizes black and white photography or color digital photography with either a digital camera or analog camera.                             

Printmaking: Process in which you create a two-dimensional piece on paper using a press (lithography) etching, intaglio, silk-screen, or monotype.

Sculpture: Any three dimensional piece that is created using clay, bronze, wood, glass, paper, etc.

Video/Animation: Any artwork that would require a screen to play.