Port Ludlow Art League puts creativity in the spotlight

PORT LUDLOW – The Port Ludlow Art League kicks off the year with a fresh take on the Artist of the Month idea – an exhibition that shows the creativity of many.

“Share & Explore” is the league’s Artist of the Month for January, as members celebrate not just one artist, but several.

“Creativity is like a muscle – it needs exercise,” organizers said.

That’s the goal of Share & Explore, a two-hour demonstration and hands-on session to stimulate creativity by encouraging members and guests to explore new artistic techniques or mediums.

Instructions and supplies are chargeable.

Some of the artistic techniques and mediums explored over the past two years include encaustic, watercolor, pastels, abstract art, alcohol inks, acrylic, needle felting, mono printing Gelli, collage, papermaking, marbled paper, papier-mâché bowls, jewelry, shadow box. , Sumi-e, mandalas, jewelry, fabric dyeing, zen rocks and assemblage.

Gail Larson’s “Winter” is one of the artwork in the Port Ludlow Art League group show.

Examples of artistic techniques and mediums showcased in the monthly sharing and exploring sessions are on display at the Sound Community Bank at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow.

Share & Explore meets on the first Friday of each month. Reservations are required by e-mail [email protected] receive monthly invitations.

The league’s jeweler of the month for January is Georganne Muse, who makes bracelets, necklaces and earrings. She works both gold and silver and sublimates her creations of semi-precious stones.

His work can be seen at the Sound Community Bank, the Port Ludlow Art Gallery next door and online at www.portludlowart. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

Ann Breckon will present “The Magic of Watercolor, Ink and Gouache” at a virtual Zoom conference at 1 pm on January 19th.

Breckon will demonstrate a technique called gouache resin in which gouache, an opaque water carrier, is used as a temporary resin onto which a solid layer of black India ink is painted. The whole thing then goes into a bain-marie and the gouache is removed to reveal paper with a textured black pattern on which to paint.

Breckon began studying watercolor almost 40 years ago. Although she enjoys drawing in pencil and ink, watercolors give her the opportunity to add vivid color to her works, she said.

“Watercolors sometimes move with their own mind, providing an endless set of surprises and challenges and a sense of life when you work with them,” said Breckon.

She is an Emblematic Fellow of the National Watercolour Society of America and the Northwest Watercolour Society, and is a Fellow of the American Watercolour Society, the Transparent Watercolour Society of America, the Eastside Association of Fine Arts, and the Women Painters of Washington. .

Those interested in the conference are kindly requested to send an e-mail [email protected] for information before January 18.

The Bay Club hosts a new group art exhibition sponsored by the Port Ludlow Art League every two months. The theme of the current art exhibition is Winter Wonderland.

With over 25 works of art on display, participating artists include Alan Ahtow, Joan Astin, Benda Barcelo, Ann Bernard, Fran Bodman, Larry Davidson, Carol Durbin, Gary Griswold, Gail Larson, David Layton, Carol Nielsen, Pamela Raine, Donna Thompson and Diane Walker.

The Winter Wonderland art exhibit is available for an in-person visit to the Bay Club at 120 Spinnaker Place in December and January.

For more information on art exhibits at the Bay Club, contact Ahtow at [email protected] ludlowart.org.

The work of five league members has been accepted for the juryed exhibition Northwind Art Small Expressions in the Jeanette Best Gallery at 701 Water St. in Port Townsend.

Ann Bernard, Mary Lynn Laker, Carol Nielsen, Pamela Raine and Diane Walker were accepted for the jury show.

The exhibition is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday until January 30.

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