<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.01 transitional//en" "http://www.w3.org/tr/html4/loose.dtd"> <html> <head> <title>Peninsula Art League ~ Art Fest</title> <meta name="Keywords" content="PAL, gig harbor artists, nw art organization, nw artists, gig harbor art league, paintings, illustration, gig harbor artrist, commisioned art, portrait, prints, jewlry, scupture, fine art, pictures, charcoals, traditional art, artist's work, commissioned art, traditional portraits"> <meta name="Description" content="An organization of gig harbor and peninsula area artists dedicated to the arts. the group represents northwest artists who paint, sculpt, draw and create art. pal provides workshops, classes, scholarships and sponsors art festivals and shows."> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><!--author lita dawn--><!--date september 1, 2006--> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <link href="style_one.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> </head> <body> <table width="805" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tableAlign"> <tr> <td width="150" height="165"><img src="images/spacer.gif" alt="Peninsula art league gig harbor wa" width="150" height="165"></td> <td width="435"><img src="images/spacer.gif" alt="Peninsula art league gig harbor wa" width="435" height="165"></td> <td width="170" align="center" valign="top"><img src="images/Herron.gif" alt="PAL heron art" width="170" height="162"></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top"> <table width="140" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="3"> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#66cccc" class="nav" ><a href="memberGallery.html">Member Gallery</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#3399cc" class="nav"><a href="newsletter.html">Newsletter</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#6666cc" class="nav"><a href="artFest.html">ArtFest</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#3366cc" class="nav"><a href="eventShow.html">Events / Shows</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#666699" class="nav"><a href="workshops.html">Workshops / Classes</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="40" align="center" bgcolor="#9966cc" class="nav"><a href="drawPaint.html">Drawing / Painting<br> Groups</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#6666cc" class="nav"><a href="join.html">Join PAL</a></td> </tr> <tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#666699" class="nav"><a href="memberNews.html">Member News</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#A990DA" class="nav"><a href="links.html">Links</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#6395D3" class="nav"><a href="MiscellaneousForms.html">Misc. Forms</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#8DB2BE" class="nav"><a href="contact.html">Contact Us</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td height="26" align="center" bgcolor="#333399" class="nav"><a href="index.html">Home</a></td> </tr> </table> </td> <td colspan="2" align="center" valign="top"> <table width="85%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> Our 2017 Summer Art Festival was a great success! <br> <br> . . . </p></td> </tr> <tr><td> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <img src="Blue-Heron-mini-poster.jpg" width="184" height="284" align="right" alt="Original poster art"><br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Nearly 130 artists and craftspeople participated in our 33rd Summer Art Festival. The weather was perfect and there were many, many happy shoppers. The Literary Corner also had many visitors and there were lots of good comments about the Art in Paradise Members' Show. And, as always, the music was top notch. Thanks to all our wonderful voluneers who made the festival a great success!
    Information about our 2018 festival will be available in January. <br>

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gig Harbor High School is well represented in this year's poster competition. Shelby Workman from GHHS created the illustration that will be used on all our promotional materials for the festival. She calls her collage "Blue Heron." Linsey Shalo won second place and Connor Smith-Maxwell took third place. A drawing by Kevin Jansen will be made into a coloring page for use in the childrens art-play area.<br> <div align="center"><img src="Timberland-Logo.jpg" width="251" height="108"> </div><br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Once again, Timberland Bank was the primary festival sponsor. We're deeply grateful for their support! Thanks also to the City of Gig Harbor for permitting us to use Judson Street and for promoting the festival. <br> <br> <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Proceeds from the Art Festival provide art scholarships for local students and PAL members. Proceeds are also shared with the Gig Harbor community and out-of-town visitors through our art shows, workshops and other educational programs. <br><p></p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Our high school scholarship winners for 2017 were Lillli Harrison and Hannah Marquardt from Peninsula High School; Matthew Traaseth and Lindsey Shaw of Gig Harbor High School and Breana Allen, Nora Foss and Chante Anderson from Henderson Bay. No students from South Kitsap High School applied this year. A primary requirement of our scholarships is that recipients must continue their art studies beyond high school. This year's winners plan to study digital art, animation, concept art, design and photography, as well as combining art with other areas of interest. Congratulations and best wishes to these talented young artists! <br> <br> </td> </tr> </table> <br> </td> </tr> <tr><td></td><br><br> <br> <br> <td colspan="2" align="center"><p class="fontRed"><strong>PENINSULA ART LEAGUE - PO BOX 1422 GIG HARBOR WA 98335</strong></p> <br> </td></tr> </table> </body> </html>