Throughout the year, PAL members get together to draw and paint in
more-or-less formal groups.
~ Ongoing Groups ~
Our Friday Painting Group has been meeting for many years. Currently they meet every Friday from 1-3pm. Contact Harry Sundberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or George Milliken email@example.com for information.
Our Go Figure Drawing Group meets at Donna Trent's studio every Tuesday (except the second Tuesday) from 10am-2pm. Anyone is welcome to attend and draw or paint from live models (often in costume). There's a small fee ($10) which goes toward models' fees. Contact Mimi VanBallenberghe at MimiStudio22@comcast.net for information.
The Fox Island Painters meet Wednesdays at 10am at Nichols Community Center on Fox Island. All artists are welcome with payment of a $10 monthly fee. Contact Cece Anderson at (253) 549-4646 for information.
Gig Harbor Netshed Challenge -- PAL is partnering with the Gig Harbor Arts Commission to bring together artists to draw, paint or photograph the town's historic netsheds. Since the late 1800s, the netsheds have been an important part of Gig Harbor's commercial fishing industry, used by the fishermen to store and repair their nets and gear. Seventeen of the netsheds are still standing and approximately eight are still used by fishing families. For a list of the netsheds and information about their history and current use, visit the City's website at www.cityofgigharbor.net/page.php?id=1761. For an on-going discussion by participating artists, visit PAL's blogspot at PAL Blogspot.
During the summer, many of us meet to paint and draw en plein aire. It's a great way to stretch ourselves as artists -- and it gets us outdoors to enjoy the season. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
Our Plein Air Group meets from June through September at locations throughout the greater Gig Harbor/South Kitsap area and we often join other organized plein air events and take out-of-the-area painting trips. In October, The Lodge at Mallard's Landing hosts an exhibition of paintings created by our plein air participants.
Also during summer the Drawing You In group meets weekly at the Uptown Pavillion. PAL hires a model (often in costume) for each session and shoppers freqently stop by to ask questions and watch us paint. It's great fun! Contact Dee Gilliam or Stephie Cardinal for information.