Still/Live Challenge

Still/Live explores how contemporary artists are reimagining the still life tradition. We invite you to show us your interpretation of the still life genre by participating in the Still/Live Challenge. Each week during the exhibition (March 16 - June 27, 2021) a new theme will be announced to inspire your creativity. Drawings, paintings, and photos are all welcome.

To Participate:

1) Draw/paint/photograph a still life composed of objects that reflect the weekly theme.
2) Post and tag your images #KMAStillLiveChallenge or send them via email to

Please include your name, social media handle and the theme/title of your work when sending your images. All submissions will be entered into a drawing for an individual KMA membership. Select submissions will also be featured on monitors in the Museum atrium, reposted on the KMA’s social media accounts and included in the weekly newsletter.


Week 1: Junk Drawer

Week 2: Easter/Passover

Week 3: Nature

Week 4: Mood/Feelings

Week 5: Shades of Blue

Week 6: Quarantine comforts

Week 7: Books

Week 8: Meal of the Day

Week 9: Outfit & Accessories

Week 10: Recreate a work

Week 11: Black&White

Week 12: Art Materials

Week 13: Clutter

Week 14: Games & Puzzles

Week 15: The Letter T