“Dappled,” a silk painting by Evette Allerdings of Port Angeles, is among the 40 works installed this week at Jefferson Healthcare Hospital. (Image courtesy of Northwind Art)

“Dappled,” a silk painting by Evette Allerdings of Port Angeles, is among the 40 works installed this week at Jefferson Healthcare Hospital. (Image courtesy of Northwind Art)

Northwind Art decorates Jefferson Healthcare

PORT TOWNSEND — Paintings on silk, canvas and wood, mixed-media work, plein air art made with a tablet: All were installed this week at Jefferson Healthcare hospital in Port Townsend.

“Every public reception area has art, on all of the floors,” said Ken Hulick, manager of Northwind Art’s Showcase program.

“The good news,” he added, “is the public can go in and see the art,” now that COVID restrictions have been lifted.

People benefit from this program, said Amy Yaley, Jefferson Healthcare marketing and communications director. The color-drenched paintings in the main lobby and in the waiting rooms contribute to a more supportive and uplifting environment, she said.

The new installation of 40 works will stay up through mid-August, said Hulick. The artists with work on display include silk painter Evette Allerdings of Port Angeles, Roberta DeLeo Krause, Larry Crockett and the late Jay Haskins of Port Townsend, Vivian Chesterley of Bainbridge Island and Roger Morris of Sequim.

The purpose of Northwind Art’s hospital program — which has existed for several years — is to make the day a little easier for staff and patients, Hulick said.

Each work of art is available for sale.

If purchased, it will still stay on display for the three-month rotation, he noted.

Hulick will install work by a whole new set of artists in late August.

Those looking for information about the artwork and artists can contact Northwind Art at info@northwindart.org.

“For staff, the art creates a welcoming and inspiring environment. They enjoy the rotation,” Yaley said.

“Showcasing our local artists’ work fosters a sense of community pride and connection among staff members … many of us know the artists on display.”

Allerdings, whose art at the hospital includes the silk paintings “Dappled” and “Spicy,” is a teaching artist at the Northwind Art School at Fort Worden. She offers silk painting courses and open studios.

For details, see northwindart.org and click on Courses.

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