Artist of the Month


A Toast to Artists Raine & Henderson

Sounds rather like a vaudeville act, doesn’t it? In truth, Pamela Raine and Linda Henderson are members of the Port Ludlow Artists’ League who will be honored by the League during the month of August.PRaine pic1

Artist Pamela Paine comes to Port Ludlow from a career in computer technology. However, there was always an artist lurking just below the surface. An avid gardener, she blends her love of all things growing with watercolors on canvas. Raine recently began exploring abstract art using encaustics, collage, clay, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and is always eager to tray any other art form she can get her hands on. “I find enormous delight in expressing myself through art, and want to share that sense of joyful freedom with as many people as possible,’ she says.

Raine is always ready to share her knowledge, and has been leading small groups in a program she calls “Share and Explore” at the Beach club’s Bridge Deck. Meeting on the first Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, she shares her knowledge and expertise so artists, and future artists, can get a hands-on experience in a variety of mediums. She provides the materials for a nominal fee, and a reservation is needed.

Raine’s artwork has been displayed at the Artists’ Gallery, The Inn at Port Ludlow, the Bay club, and during the month of August, in the lobby at Sound Community Bank.


Linda Henderson, Jeweler of the Month, has always had a keen yeey for color and style, and it is in her jewelry that she expresses those two elements. She also has a knack for finding treasures in her travels — unusual beads, gemstones and precious metal findings to bring back to her jeweler’s bench, and to incorporate into finished pices, brihg, bold and unusual. Currently, many pieces of her jewelry are highlighted with beads from Murano, Italy — products of a recent trip to that meccas of glass, gragile and ethereal.Linda Henderson -- blue stones

Her jewelry is displayed at The Inn at Port Ludlow, the League Gallery and Tootsie’s Nail Spa.

All are welcome to the League’s Second Wednesday Reception on August 9th to meet these artists and enjoy their artwork in the Lobby of Sound Community Bank from 4:00-4:45 p.m. and next door at the Gallery from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Please join the League in some light nibbles, fantastic art, and lively conversation!


Continuing through the end of July are artwork by Steve Hammond and Sharon Zablotney.

Scenes of our Puget Sound are captured in brush-strokes by artist Steve Hammond, Port Ludlow Artists’ League Artist of the Month. A native of San Francisco, he graduated from the University of Oregon before joining the USAF and becoming a fighter pilot. He retired from the financial services sector, moving first to Scottsdale, AZ and later to Panama. He and his wife settled in Port Ludlow in 2015.

Hammond’s paintings have been exhibited and sold at shows in Arizona, Panama and Washington. His current artworks are shown locally at the League Gallery and The Inn at Port Ludlow.

SHammond - Port Townsend Fog

SHammond – Port Townsend Fog

July brings the bold colors of summer – clear skies, flowers in full bloom, fireworks on the 4th. Sharon Zablotney, Port Ludlow Artists’ League Jeweler of the Month, captures the essence of those happy colors in her glass lamp-worked beads. She had been a silver- and copper-smith for years but found her love of all things bright and colorful wasn’t being satisfied. At a bead show “across the pond,” she discovered lamp-worked beads and an artist who taught the process. She “…fell in love with the beads and the magical process for turning a few sticks of glass into an exciting bead.”

Watch for her new beautiful beads and jewelry at the Artists’ League Gallery and at The Inn at Port Ludlow.


Art Around Town

The Inn at Port Ludlow ~ Exhibit: “Painting the Northwest” 




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