Over 4,000 30SAL Artworks posted to Padlet and Instagram In January, artists all over the globe sketched, inked, sculpted, collaged, and animated their way through our 30 Day Creative Challenge. Challenges exercised a wide array of artistic skills, including observation, composition, sequence, see & respond, vocabulary, and transcriptions. If you think “Uh… January was a long time ago. It’s April.” Yeah. I’m with you. I’d expected to be wrapping up this project at the end of February, but even though the challenges were complex and demanding, participation grew as the month went on, and by the end of January there were over 4,000 30sal artworks posted to Padlet and Instagram. These were the best of the best – the ones that repeatedly caught my eye. Each one of these artists has earned prizes for their creative contributions. 1st Prize: $500 cash2nd Prize: $250 SAL Gift Certificate3rd Prize: $150 SAL Gift CertificateHonorable Mentions: $50 SAL Gift Certificates Honorable Mentions These are the artists and artworks that continued to catch my eye. Each of these artists win a $50 gift certificate to the Seattle Artist League. Artists, please contact me within the next 30 days for your prize! HM: Dana Teruya Len @fineart_dana Dana posted several great artworks, but this Mashup with “Andy Warhol” by Alice Neel, and “The Pink Dress” by Berthe Morisot was so overwhelmingly fabulous, I had to post it on it’s own. Mix and match figures with an interior from historical artworks. Shown here is a mashup using“Andy Warhol”, by Artist: Alice Neel, 1970 and “The Pink Dress (Albertie-Marguerite Carré, later Madame Ferdinand-Henri Himmes, 1854–1935)” by Artist: Berthe Morisot (French, Bourges 1841–1895 Paris) HM: Kathy Paul @kathypaul1216 HM: Rey Daoed @reydaoed Transcription the scene when Kylo REN and Rey (no relation) joined forces to fight the Pretorian guards. Trying to capture the movement of this very hard to track fight scene. HM: Jessica Ray @wobblefincharts HM: Kate Davis HM: Karen Bell @kabellart Komorebi. [ko-mo-re-be] Japanese (n.) Sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees. #30sal #komorebi Sprawling tree leaning out into Duck Lake, sunlight diffused through. Palette knife in oil. HM: Liz Kennedy @l_i_z_k_e_n_n_e_d_y Triumph of Pan transcription: Children’s book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustration by Lois Ehlert HM: Tina P. @teepee_art HM: Elsa Bouman @elsa_bouman Transcription of Poussin’s Triumph of Pan HM: Carla Dimitriou Bacchus and Ariadne Finally, the three top artists. Third place wins a $150 gift certificate to the Seattle Artist League. Second wins a $150 gift certificate, and First wins $500 cash! These artists produced artworks that were one great thing after another. They were thoughtful, clever, expressive, personal, relevant, effective, original, and well put together. These artists generously raised the bar with their contributions, day after day. THIRD PLACE: KARL DYER (edited) SECOND PLACE: Gil Mendez @gil_mendez_sf This transcription below is one of my favorites from the year. It is unexpected but an inspired use of pattern and pathways. An absolutely stunning composition. Incredible work! Transcription of Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne Transcription of Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan FIRST PLACE: Rachel Wilch Out of over 4,000 entries, this was hands down the piece of the year. It’s compositionally tight, skillfully assembled, timely, personal, and powerfully relevant. Transcription of Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass. This is the mic-drop piece of the 30SAL Challenge for 2022. Well done Rachel Wilch! Though I can’t do your pieces justice because many of them were video animations, each one was incredibly creative and on point. I missed the transcription of Bacchus and Ariadne the first time around, but I didn’t miss it this time. It’s a contemporary Greek story in 3 simple frames. Fabulous. @rachelwilchWhere my girls at, from the front to back? ………………………………. Day seven of the Seattle Artist League 30 day challenge: a transcription of Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass. #30sal @lizzobeeating @missymisdemeanorelliott @mslaurynhill @beyonce rachelwilchFour couches and a staircase…Seattle Artist League 30 day challenge. Day 29 – TV Transcription: recreate a scene from a movie or show. See it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZU9_7qp4QG/ @rachelwilchTFW Bacchus texts u.Seattle Artist League 30 day challenge. Day 20: Transcribe Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne.Ariadne has been deserted by her lover Theseus, whose ship is seen sailing away. Bacchus, god of wine, emerges with his revelers, falling in love with Ariadne on first sight. Titian’s painting shows her initial fear, before he raises her to the heavens and turns her into a constellation. Are we there yet? If there is a better Op Art piece for these times, I have not seen it, and can not think of it. Thank you everyone! There were over 4,000 entries on Padlet and Instagram, a generous display of ideas, personality, and tenacity. It was a daily joy to watch the collection grow and develop over the month. My respect and appreciation to all of you who participated – from those of you who made one drawing, to those of you who made thirty – each sketch was a valuable artistic contribution, and it’s incredible what you all produced! Thank you! A special thank you and congratulations to the artists above, who raised the bar for friendly competition for us all, and earned special recognition for your work. How to get your awards and prizes Artists, please contact me within 30 days (firstname.lastname@example.org) to claim your awards. See you next year Thank you for participating in the 30SAL Challenge. See you next year!