“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso
This past year, most of us found ourselves staying home more than we ever have before. Connection with others frequently happened virtually through video-conferencing. We had to establish new routines that mostly happened from inside our own houses. As we navigated this “new normal,” many turned to Continuing Education classes as a way to connect with others and find inspiration. This year’s 7th Annual CE Student Art Show is a testament to our ability to adapt. All of the art works featured in the exhibit were made in classes held online with students working on their pieces at home.
The 2020-2021 CE Art Show features 23 artists and a total of 58 accepted pieces and represents drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, jewelry and ceramics. Our Jurors’ Awards were presented at the Opening Reception held Monday, July 12 at 6pm. The following students received recognition for their pieces:
Artist: Pat Kelly | Title: Folderol | Medium: Oil & Mixed Media on Panel
Size: 12" x 12" | Class: Abstract Oils with Cold Wax Medium
Artist: Steven Lefley | Title: Stone Escalator | Medium: Digital Photograph
Size: 8” x 10” | Class: Intermediate Photography: Composition and Design
Artist: Mary Wong | Title: Geometric Vase | Medium: Ceramics
Size: 7” x 6.5” x 1.5" | Class: Ceramics for All
Voting for our People’s Choice Award closes on Friday, July 30 and the winner will be announced on Monday, August 2.
People's Choice Award Winner
Artist: Andrea Gogrof | Title: Layers | Medium: Oil, Cold Wax Medium, and Collage
Size: 20” x 16” | Class: Abstract Oils with Cold Wax Medium
The exhibition runs from July 12 to August 13, 2021 at https://artgallery.northseattle.edu/2020-2021-CE-Art-Exhibition
We are grateful to Amanda Knowles, Director of the Art Gallery for her work to curate another fantastic show! We also want to acknowledge the efforts of our instructors who transitioned their classes to online and created a virtual community of artists. And finally, this show would not be possible without the students who have continued to enroll in our classes and create art worth celebrating!