In January, artists all over the globe sketched, inked, smeared, melted, and scribbled their way through our 30 Day Creative Challenge. The wide variety of creative challenges included vocabulary, observation, comics, design ,composition, imagination, and experimental creative prompts. Media was artist’s choice. Challenges were posted to our website and sent to inboxes around the globe from January 1 to 30, and we received hundreds of responses. What fun it was! I promised prizes, and here they are at last: the winners of the 30 Day January Challenge. 1st Prize: $500 cash2nd Prize: $250 SAL Gift Certificate3rd Prize: $150 SAL Gift CertificateHonorable Mentions: $50 SAL Gift Certificates 30 out of 30 Though it was not necessary to complete all 30 challenges to participate, or even to win, some of you did complete all 30 out of 30, and you deserve a special congratulations. Nothing about January 2021 was easy, including the challenge. There are likely more of you who completed all 30, and I may never know how many of you tenacious and dedicated artists are out there, but these 29 artists said they did all 30, and I believe them. Well done, you! Alexia Cameron Anonymous (posted but without a name?)Cheryl C.Colleen TuellCorinneCourtney WootenE. ZackeyEileen S.Esme NelsonGil MendezG. MuslandJane McCurleyJess RayJohn E. Karl DyerKathy PaulLaura HaroldsonLeila DawnLuciaLuziLyall WallerstedtMartha CampoMaura FreemanMaura O’NeillMimi BoothbyS. EnriquezShelley WeissTress ConnollyWendy Lumsdaine Stuff we liked There were some creations that were delightful, clever, inventive, funny, well made, memorable, or I forget what else. Some artists had several great posts. These are our honorable mentions, and each artwork posted below earns a $25 Gift Certificate to the Seattle Artist League. If your name is below, you have 30 days to contact us for your special code! Honorable Mentions 2020 Before/After, by Jonah Connolly-Cruz “Is any bunny concerned about that alligator?!” Jonah Connoly-Cruz “Behold, a Man”, Jess Ray Right Ear, Jess Ray Pringles Man, Jess Ray What are you looking at? Emma Nadolny Learning to Juggle in my Back Yard, Tress Connolly Here Come the Ants, Shelley Weiss Sequence, Scott Barrett Scrooch, Lyall Wallerstadt Unusual View of Kale, E. Zackey Sol LeWitt “Installation”, by Megan Carroll Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing on Strava, E Zackey Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing (Found), Delores Haugland Learning English, Camille Ireland Feet, Camille Ireland Scrooch, Jess Ray Feet, Martha Campo Pringles Man, Martha Campo Scrooch, Courtney Wooten Pathways, Mimi Boothby “Well, this is where I live” Gil Mendez String, Alexia Cameron Interview an Object, Alexia Cameron Eye Shadows, Guillermo Gomez Left Ear, Gil MendezRight Ear, Gil Mendez Karen BellEileen S Static……Dynamic, Emma Nadolny Well, this is where I live, Delores Haugland Interview an Object, Gil Mendez Pathways, Karen Bell Sequence, Colleen Tuell Al Buterol Interview, Eileen S New Species, mefreeart Sole-full Stilts, Kathy Paul What’s in your fridge? Camille Ireland Detail of What’s in your fridge? (above) Camille Ireland Citizen Pringles, Alex Walker “I had a dream” Colleen Tuell RBG, Gil Mendez Man Leaving Office, Mary Jo Maute Cheryl Chudyk Feet, Cheryl Chudyk Maura O’Neill Awards These top award winners created multiple works of art that were clever and visually excellent. Remember, third place wins a $150 Seattle Artist League Gift Certificate, second wins a $250 Seattle Artist League Gift Certificate, and the top prize is $500 cash. If you see your name below, you have 30 days to contact us for your award! 3rd Place: Tegan Wyman Interview an Object, Tegan Wyman 5 Views, Tegan Wyman Argus Eyed, Tegan Wyman 2nd Place: Karl Dyer Pringles Man, Karl Dyer New Species, Karl Dyer What’s in your fridge? Karl Dyer Cross Contour, Karl Dyer Nude Descending a Staircase, a masterwork with sugar. Karl Dyer 1st Place: Stephen Enriquez Two handed drawing, Stephen Enriquez 5 Views, Stephen Enriquez Masterwork with chocolate and rice, Stephen Enriquez Pringles Man, Stephen Enriquez Scrooch, Stephen Enriquez Right Ear, Stephen Enriquez Left Ear, Stephen Enriquez If your name was above, remember to contact us before March 29, 2021 to claim your award. Big thanks to everyone who made artwork in January. Let’s do it again next year!