About the co-drawing process

All the drawings on this website have multiple authors. The drawings are passed among a group of artists who meet on a regular basis. The process is open and experimental, as is the number of participants. Anyone can initiate a new drawing and pass it on. As you will see in the Progressive Drawing Stages section, marks are covered up, scraped away, collaged over, and enhanced by new hands. We do this to stimulate our brains, enjoy our craft, and learn new things about ourselves, the nature of constructive collaboration, and the processes we employ to make art. It's really fun and difficult at the same time, and the results continue to surprise.

This project started in 2016 in Seattle, Washington, and is open-ended. We had our first show in late 2019 at Columbia City Gallery, where we invited young writers from Coyote Central to write short fiction pieces based on drawings in the exhibition. Our second show was at SHIFT Window, October 2021. Our meetings were suspended in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In late 2023, we started up again with a smaller group of just 6 artists.

Current and past participants, in alphabetical order.

Lisa Buchanan
Susan Christensen
Sheila Coppola •
Chris Crites
Sue Danielson
Linda Davidson •
Colleen Hayward
Karey Kessler
Beate Liepert
Stephen MacFarlane
Fiona McGuigan •
Gene Gentry McMahon 
Veronica Mortellaro
Yuka Petz
Barbara Robertson
 Juliet Shen*•
Anne Siems
Ellen Sollod
Cappy Thompson
Marisa Vitiello

*Founder and contact person.  • 2023–24 Cohort