Elizabeth MitchellPink Dog One year ago in March, to protect our students and teachers from a new coronavirus, the Seattle Artist League moved our classes online. The virus was declared a national emergency, and we went into quarantine. We have now been in quarantine for thirteen months. Through this year, we have met each other online to draw, paint, print, and share community. In a time of hardship and isolation, it was good to meet and make work together. New teachers and students – now free to teach and take classes anywhere in the world – came to join us. In the last year, the League has grown in numbers, and our artistic voice as a school has evolved. This collection of artworks has been grouped with no association of genre, medium, artist, or online class. They have been selected and placed here so that they can complement each other, just as we hang a gallery wall for one of our all-inclusive Big League Anniversary shows. This is one in a series of posts featuring artworks produced through this pandemic. In this terrible year, we have made some good artworks. Lou CopelandTea Anyoneacrylic, 18x 24″loucopelandartwork.com Annie RodakRiver Edgemulti wood block 6 color print with chine college 8″ x 6″. 12/12 edition run@annrodak Cynthia HartwigRemake Your World but First Make Your BedOil on chipboard, 24 x 36″ Michele YanowSelf-Portrait: Old Wine, New FlaskInk, colored pencil, conte crayon on paper11”x17”@mbyanowart “My friend, Rainer Waldman Adkins, and I were one of the Master/Apprentice pairs chosen for this year’s Heritage Arts Apprentice Program grant from the WA Center for Cultural Traditions. He’s teaching me Jewish calligraphy and manuscript illumination. Normally, we’d be sitting side by side so he could show me how to hold my tools properly, form the strokes, how much pressure to exert on the pen, brush, or quill, etc. This piece is my reflection on the strangeness of studying an ancient art—literally, handwriting— over zoom.” – Michele Yanow Cynthia HartwigSelfie with BrushesOil on panel, 11 x 14″ “Art is saving my life. I hope it does the same for you.” – Cynthia Hartwig Jan Harlan2020oil, 3 x 3″ Cynthia HartwigGrief Requires ReassemblyOil on canvas, 20 x 24″ Jess Ray Instill LifeWatercolor and acrylic marker, 11 x 14″ Wendy LumsdaineSelf PortraitGouache, 9 x 12″wendylumsdaine.squarespace.com@wsl_creates Celia BowkerSoft ShapesOil on board, 19 x 18″ Alex WalkerStill Life With ShoesOil on canvas, 18″ x 24″@alexwalker_himself Sandy NelsonRed Geranium at Windowdigital art (painted in Procreate on an iPad, in Keith Pfeiffer’s class) “Delightful to learn to ‘paint’ in Procreate on an iPad — in a class at SAL, from home, during a pandemic!” – Sandy Nelson Kathy PaulApplesAcrylic on canvas paper, 9 x 12″ Colleen TuellLittle TomatoShellac, alcohol ink, acrylic, glaze, 5 x 5″ This is the last post in this series of artworks submitted by League artists featuring work made during this quarantine. A big thank you to everyone who collaborated on this year of art. We hope to see you in person soon!