Port Ludlow Art League Artist of the Month, Jeweler of the Month

Artist of the Month- Carol Nielsen

During the pandemic, collage artist Carol Nielsen explored new techniques to incorporate into her sensational mixed media artwork.

Hiding in Plain Sight, by Carol Nielsen.

Not only does Carol create her own monoprint papers using acrylic paints, stencils, lines, textures, and stamps—she also incorporates other handmade papers, acrylic paints, and Asemic writing into her designs—all in her own distinctive and appealing style.

Carol’s work has been exhibited at many venues, including the Port Ludlow Art Gallery, the Port Ludlow Resort and Inn, the Old Alcohol Plant, and at the Northwind Arts Center.

In July, Carol’s collages will be on display at the Sound Community Bank and online at portludlowart.org. If you’d like to purchase her artwork, please email info@portludlowart.org to make a sales appointment. The Sound Community Bank is located at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow. For more information, please email info@portludlowart.org.

Jeweler of the Month – Sharon Zablotney

Necklace by Sharon
Zablotney
Submitted photos

Good news for jewelry fanciers: Sharon Zablotney’s gorgeous pieces are being featured in several different venues during July. Known for her beautiful glass, silver, and enamel beads, Sharon combines them with a variety of other materials, including zirconia and Swarovski crystals. For Sharon, the freedom to take raw materials and transform them into intricate, beautiful designs is the height of the creative process.

Sharon’s jewelry will be online at portludlowart.org and on display at the Sound Community Bank and at the Port Ludlow Art League Gallery. The Sound Community Bank is located at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow. The Gallery is located next to the bank and is open every Thursday and Friday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please email info@portludlowart.org.

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Abstract Painting Raffle Winners

The Port Ludlow Art League hosts an Abstract Art Critique group that meets once a month. During the pandemic, the group pivoted to weekly remote meetings using Zoom. The group recently embarked on a collaborative art project which involved circulating two 24” x 18” canvases from artist to artist. Once finished, the paintings would then be raffled off, with all proceeds going to the Port Ludlow Art League Scholarship Fund. The drawing was held on May 31. The lucky winners are JoAnna Caro and Alan Ahtow.

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Port Ludlow Art League – Group Online Art Show

Celebrate

Gathering, by Pamela Raine.
Submitted photo

This month, members of the Port Ludlow Art League will create artwork that celebrates things in life both large and small. From a perfect sunset to gathering with friends and family, the inspirations for this group art show are boundless.

To view the online art show, please visit portludlowart.org. If you’d like to purchase any of the artwork, please email info@portludlowart.org to make a sales appointment with the artist. For more information, please email info@portludlowart.org.

Port Ludlow Art League – Group Online Art Show

Room with a View

Artists and photographers often see a view in terms of a painting—a composition that consists of lines, shadows, shapes, and contours. They also use their own personal point of view, perception, and experience to create original works of art. Present the same view to 12 artists and you’ll get 12 different results.

Room with a view by Diane Walker

This month, members of the Port Ludlow Art League feature artwork inspired by the notion of a room with a view whether that be inside looking out, outside looking in, or just looking. Each participating artist will lend their own interpretation of the view they see or invent.

To view the online art show, please visit portludlowart.org. If you’d like to purchase any of the artwork, please emailinfo@portludlowart.org to make a sales appointment with the artist. For more information, please email info@portludlowart.org.

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by Patricia Webber, Contributing Writer

Artists of the Month – Abstract Critique Group – Creating During Covid

Shorelines, by Diane Walker.

While so many of our normal activities came to a standstill during the Covid pandemic, members of the abstract critique group have been meeting online every week for critique and camaraderie. The result of their exciting abstract work will be on exhibit at the Sound Community Bank in Port Ludlow during May.

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Port Ludlow Art League – Group Online Art Show

Things in Motion

Three to Tangle, by Larry Davidson. Submitted Photos.

When you think of things in motion as an art theme, your initial idea might be capturing the movement of a human body doing sports or dancing. While this would be a common notion, consider other types of motion, such as machines, cars, boats, trains, birds, animals, water, trees, weather or fire.

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Port Ludlow Art League – Abstract Painting Raffle

For the past five years, Patricia Webber of the Port Ludlow Art League has hosted a very active and successful abstract art critique group that met once a month. During the pandemic, the abstract critique group pivoted to weekly meetings using Zoom software. Attendees share their artwork with a friendly and constructive caring group of peers that’s both encouraging and inspiring.

Echoes of the Past.
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Artist of the Month – Shirley Bomgaars

As the result of the pandemic, Shirley has found more time to focus on her artwork and explore new media. While her last art exhibit featured her colored pencil work, lately Shirley has been working with watercolors, acrylics, and mixed media—always leavened with a little bit of whimsy. Whether it’s the subject matter, such as old toys, pets, and wildlife; or Shirley’s perspective, viewers will see her quirky sense of humor shining through.

Spin me a yarn by Shirley Bomgaars
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