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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

The Art Assignment

Nominated in Art

About The Art Assignment

Sarah Green, the “yeti" of the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel (dubbed for her infrequent appearances) hosts her own show, PBS Digital Studios’ The Art Assignment, aired on YouTube. With new two- to ten-minute videos weekly, Sarah interviews artists and get assignments from them that everyone can complete, like photographer Alec Soth’s assignment to pretend to be a photojournalist and report on a local story. Photos and text from resulting projects are then uploaded and tagged with #theartassignment, with some artists being featured on upcoming episodes. In 2015, Sarah’s episode “I could do that" was also shared widely by contemporary art lovers frustrated by belittling armchair critics.

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