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Port Ludlow Artists' Reception: Wanda Mawhinney
Wednesday, November 08, 2017, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Artists' Reception
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sound Community Bank Lobby and The Gallery (Note:  The bank lobby closes at 5:00)

Artist of the Month - Wanda Mawhinney

Port Ludlow Artist, Wanda Mawhinney, will garner the spotlight for the Artists' League "Artist of the Month," during November. Her collection of paintings will feature new canvases completed during this past year, bringing fresh new insights into the world of abstract. Her mix of oils and "cold" wax, gives texture and depth to her compositions of vibrant colors and bold lines.

"Cold" wax is not the only aspect of temperature in her paintings. The viewer who takes the time to study Mawhinney's paintings will find warmth in some while others are cool and crisp. Unlike representational scenes, her abstracts speak differently to each individual. When not looking for something specific, a whole new vista is there for the imagining. She starts each new painting as the beginning of a journey, letting the colors and textures take life in unexpected ways on the canvas, intuitively allowing the painting to evolve, layer upon layer. Her paintings are always compelling, energetic and demanding of one's attention, as well they should be.

Mawhinney has had two one-woman shows and appeared in numerous juried shows. Her works in the Northwest have been displayed in the Port Townsend Gallery, Port Ludlow Artist's League Gallery, Northwinds Showcase Gallery, LARC Gallery and the Inn at Port Ludlow. Her paintings are in private collections from coast to coast.

Friends, fellow artists, and the community at large are invited to the Second Wednesday Reception on November 8th. The Sound Community Bank lobby will be open from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. to meet Mawhinney and view her paintings while the Gallery (adjacent to the bank at 9500 Oak Bay Road, Port Ludlow) will be open from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. with light nibbles, interesting conversations and inspiring art.

Jeweler of the Month and Featured Artistat the Port Ludlow Bay Club - Pamela Raine

Multi-talented artist, Pamela Raine comes to the Port Ludlow Artists' League after a career in computer technology. The month of November finds her art pieces on display in two of Port Ludlow's venues, the Bay Club and the Artists' League Gallery where she is "Jeweler of the Month."

There has always been the soul of an artist lurking below the surface but it's been since retiring and moving to Port Ludlow that her talents have taken wing. An avid gardener, she finds her love of all things growing blends beautifully with watercolors, turning a blank canvas into a garden for the eyes. Not long ago, Raine began exploring abstract art using encaustics, collage, and ceramics, opening up a whole new set of passions. Her show, "Explorations with Collage – Collection #1" during November in the Gallery Hallway of the Bay Club will feature a sampling of her artwork in all the various mediums she has mastered.

In addition, Raine enjoys the three-dimensional aspects of jewelry-making. Her unusual "wearable art" will be featured at the League Gallery on the Jeweler of the Month pedestal. "I find enormous delight in expressing myself through art and want to share that sense of joyful freedom with others," says Raine.

Join the Artists' League in saluting this very accomplished artist at the Second Wednesday Reception, November 8th at the Artists' League Gallery, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Stop by the Bay Club and enjoy a stroll down the hall, treating your eyes to a colorful array of her artistic endeavors. You'll be glad you did!

Location Sound Community Bank, 9500 Oak Bay Rd, Port Ludlow, WA, 98365
Contact Claudia Wicks, 206-351-2414, claudiawicks@msn.com
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