2020 Before/After, by Jonah Connolly-Cruz Every January, the League sponsors a 30 day creative challenge open to all of you everywhere, working in any media. January 1-30 we’ll post a daily creative challenge to V. Notes on our website. V. Notes subscribers will receive this post in their inbox every day at 7am PST. To receive these challenges in your inbox, subscribe to V. Notes. Post your creations to Instagram and see other’s posts with #30sal. Argus-eyed by Tegan Wyman Broaden your creative skills Our creative challenges are different than other challenges. Designed to foster a wide variety of creative skills, they are not restricted to any style or genre, and medium is artist’s choice. Our creative challenges are categorized by type: SUNDAY: ObservationMONDAY: CompositionTUESDAY: SequenceWEDNESDAY: See & RespondTHURSDAY: Word prompt FRIDAY: TranscribeSATURDAY: Wild Card Two Handed Drawing by Stephen Enriquez 20 minutes of creative time The daily goal is not a perfect art piece. The goal is 20 minutes of creative time. After 20 minutes, if you want to keep working on the project you can, but the goal is 20 minutes, and no matter what happens, 20 minutes of creative time is a win! Shadows, by Guillermo What’s your goal for 2022? Special recognition will be given to participants who complete all 30 challenges, but you don’t have to complete them all to participate, or to be eligible to win a prize. What are your own goals for creativity this January? Will you do three a week, draw every weekday, or complete all 30? Post your goals to social media, or write a note to yourself, and put it somewhere you will see it. Invite a friend Who might like to receive an invitation to join you? Think of a creative friend who would like to do a creative challenge with you. They can be any age, anywhere in the world. Invite them to join you, and make a pact to complete your individual goals. Post your individual or team pact to your social media page using #30SAL. “I’m joining #30SAL this January with @buddy’sname. Watch my instagram to see my 5 projects each week!” Prizes Will there be prizes? Yes, there will be prizes. 1st Prize: $500 cash2nd Prize: $250 SAL Gift Certificate3rd Prize: $150 SAL Gift CertificateHonorable Mentions: $50 SAL Gift Certificates Artists who complete all 30 challenges will be eligible to win special prizes, but you don’t have to complete all 30 to participate, or to win a prize. Set your own creative goals for January 2022 and submit pics of your original creations on social media. Deadline for submissions: Each Sunday, for previous week. Pringles Man, by Martha Campo Sign up now! Sign up for V. Notes to receive #30sal creative challenges in your inbox, starting January 1, 2021. We won’t share your email address with anyone, and you can unsubscribe at any time. #30sal is fun and it’s free! Note: If you are reading this as an email in your inbox, you are already signed up!