Port Ludlow Art League

December Program Meeting
Speaker – Carol Reynolds

The Owl
by Carol Reynolds

The Port Ludlow Art League is delighted to welcome Carol Reynolds as the speaker for their December Program Meeting.

Growing up in a household where her mother was a seamstress and her grandmother a needleworker, Carol was instinctively drawn to textile art. Initially a weaver, Carol will speak about a new technique called “new hand stitching” or “slow stitching,” which is a mindful process that encourages the artist to thoughtfully create textile art by stitching with needle and thread. Carol works with repurposed cloth, thread, and photo transfers—cutting, ripping, sewing, dying, and painting fabrics, achieving depth by layering with transparent and translucent materials.

Carol will lead attendees in a slow stitch exercise to spark their interest in textile art. The program meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bay Club. The Bay Club is located at 120 Spinnaker Place in Port Ludlow. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting for a small fee of $5. For more information, please visit portludlowart.org

Group Art Exhibit
at the Bay Club

Frosty Flight
by Larry Davidson

To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, the art exhibit at the Bay Club, entitled Holiday Gatherings, will feature artists’ interpretations of holiday celebrations around the world. This art exhibit is sure to put viewers in the holiday spirit.

The Holiday Gatherings exhibit is sponsored by the Port Ludlow Art League and will be on display November through December. Be sure to stop by the Bay Club and vote for your favorite artwork.

The Bay Club is located at 120 Spinnaker Lane in Port Ludlow. For more information on art exhibits at the Bay Club, please email Alan Ahtow at a2112|||plvoice|||org|||PLAL Info


Artist of the Month
Brenda Barcelo

Appeal
by Brenda Barcelo

Brenda is a self-taught artist originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She dedicated decades to the fine art of balsa wood carving. When a fire engulfed her California home destroying her entire collection of carved balsa wood artwork, she redirected her artistic talents to drawing. Leaving behind wood carving and mastering an entirely different medium helped Brenda free herself from the painful memories of the fire.

Brenda finds drawing, specifically portrait drawing, to be a very fulfilling and motivating art form. While many of her portraits are done from photographs, Brenda also enjoys live drawings. In her portraits, Brenda attempts to capture her subject’s likeness and emotions, intuitively sensing what her model is feeling without consciously analyzing their state of mind. Brenda acknowledged, “When I feel the portrait comes alive with the likeness and emotions of the person I’m portraying, a smile arises inside my chest.”

The bank is located at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow.

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Jeweler of the Month
Beth Olson

Jewelry by Beth Olson

In December, Beth Olson’s unique jewelry designs will be on display at the Port Ludlow Art Gallery and the Sound Community Bank. Beth creates one-of-a-kind jewelry using semiprecious stones, such as chalcedony, turquoise, rhodolite, garnet, kyanite, and jade.

You can also view Beth’s jewelry online at portludlowart.org. The bank and gallery are located at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow. The gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m.

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Art Around Town

The Port Ludlow Art League is comprised of artists that create a rich variety of artwork. Along with art exhibits at the Port Ludlow Art League’s Gallery, Sound Community Bank, the Port Ludlow Inn, and the Bay Club our membership provides a remarkable collection of artwork at the following locations now through January 2023.

  • The Bay Club Lobby – Diane Walker – Abstract Acrylic Paintings
  • Coldwell Banker Best Homes – Fran Bodman –Acrylic Paintings
  • Active Life Physical Therapy – David Layton –Photographic Collages
  • The Beach Club – Stephan Lovendahl – Acrylic Paintings
  • Port Ludlow Post Office – Sheryl Goldsberry – Watercolor Paintings

For more information, please visit portludlowart.org.


Memories Group Art Show Online

We all have memories, some happy and some sad. Some memories are as vivid as if they happened yesterday and some fade only to be brought back into focus with a sight, a smell, or a sound.

Members of the Port Ludlow Art League will use a variety of mediums to translate their interpretation of memories for the December online art show.

To view the online art show, please visit portludlowart.org. If you’d like to purchase any of the artwork, please click on the contact list to make an appointment to meet the artist at the Port Ludlow Art Gallery. The Gallery is next to Sound Community Bank located at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive in Port Ludlow. For more information, please email a2112|||plvoice|||org|||PLAL Info