Order of Everyday Humans

Distinguished Medals Project

Apr 8—May 15, 2020

ArtYard is pleased to announce our artistic intervention, the Order of Everyday Humans Distinguished Medals Project. You are cordially invited to create a medal honoring whomever (or whatever)  you feel moved to express gratitude to at this moment: your grocery bagger, delivery driver, medical personnel, DJ, dance instructor, poet, a beloved book, favorite vegetable, cookie recipe, song, movie, toothbrush, friend…

Please note that we are no longer accepting submissions via email. We invite you to continue this project by sharing your medals on Instagram with the hashtag #orderofeverydayhumans and tagging us @artyardcenter. Learn more below:


1. Create a medal (or many medals) out of cardboard, paper, metal, wood, found objects, or any other media. Your imagination is the limit. Here is this link for inspiration.

2. Post pictures of the medal(s) on your own Instagram using the hashtag #orderofeverydayhumans. Please tag us at @artyardcenter. ⁣

3. In your post, include the title of the honor (ex: Heroism in Pandemic Combat Zone), and a brief description of the recipient of the medal and the reason for the honor⁣

⁣We will be posting a selection of medals on our Instagram feed and this page.

Please note: this is not a call for antique or collected medals, but rather medals conceived and created at this time. If you’re interested in submitting found objects, please visit our Imaginary Museum of Obscure Objects.

ArtYard reserves the right to use any image submitted to the Order of Everyday Humans on social media platforms, our website, and future printed materials.