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Events and Shows

To see a complete calendar of PAL events, click here.

For minutes of PAL Board Meetings, click here.


... are held the fourth Tuesday of most months. Meetings are held at the United Methodist Church at 7400 Pioneer Way, near downtown Gig Harbor. The meetings begin at 5:30pm with a social hour; business meeting is at 6pm with program immediately following. (Note: Please don't park in the "Visitor" spots in the church parking lot.)

Upcoming meetings:

   January 27, 2015 -- General meeting. Program: Ilene Gienger-Stanfield ~ Oils.

    February 24 -- General meeting. Program: Carla O'Connor ~ Watercolor.

    March 24 -- General meeting: Program: Ned Mueller ~ Oils.

    April 28 -- General meeting. Program: Mary Schumaker ~ Watercolor with yupo.

    May 26 -- General meeting. Program: tbd

    June 23 -- General meeting. Program: Frances Buckmaster from Tacoma Urban Sketchers.

   Art Displays -- At every general meeting, we have a display of work by three of our members. Each Featured Artist brings a few pieces of their work and is available to chat during the social hour. This gives us a chance to get to know one another better as artists and to show off our latest creations. Contact Roberta Rogers at if you'd like to display your work at a meeting.


PAL Shows

   Members' Shows -- One of the privileges of PAL membership is being able to show your work in the public art shows we sponsor several times a year. These shows are very popular and are well-attended by art lovers, artists and the community at large. Our next Members' Show will take place in March.

    12th Annual Open Juried Show -- We had nearly 300 entries from all across the U.S. and Canada for our Open Juried Show. In addition to the award-winners selected by our juror, internationally known watercolorist Carla O'Connor, visitors to the show selected an oil painting by PAL member Charles Salak as the People's Choice Winner. Mr. Salak's painting, "Morning Serenity," is shown below.

Upcoming PAL-Sponsored Shows & Exhibitions

   2015 Members' Shows -- We'll have three Members' Shows in 2015. The Spring Show will be hung on Mar. 3. The Summer Show will take place during the Art Festival July 9 & 20. Dates of the Fall Show will be announced soon. For information about Members' Shows, please contact Cathie Johnson, (971) 241-5418 or email or Greg Trathen, (253) 265-3660 or email

    Ongoing: TCC Gig Harbor -- PAL members are invited to show their work in the TCC gallery. Shows change every two months. Contact Roberta Rogers at for information on the TCC gallery.

    Screening for PAL Shows -- You must be a screened PAL artist to participate in Members' Shows, Specialty Shows (e.g. Plein Air Show or Net Shed Show) and the on-going TCC shows. Screenings take place three times a year: in February, May and September, immediately prior to the general meeting.
   For a description of various PAL-sponsored shows, see "PAL Shows- Explanations & Definitions" on the Miscellaneous Forms page.
    For complete screening details, download the "Members' Show Screening Form" from the Miscellaneous Forms page.

Opportunities to show your work elsewhere

   Greater Gig Harbor Open Studio Tour (OST) is looking for new artists to participate in the 2015 tour. Screening date is Saturday, Feb. 7, at Gig Harbor Profesional Cener, 6625 Wagner Way. For info contatct Sharon Carr at 253 - 573-2858. Screening guidelines are at

    Ebb Tide Gallery -- in downtown Gig Harbor has openings for 3-D artists. For information, contact Sam Chavis at (253) 334-7509 or Kathy Thurston (253) 225-7747 or go to

    Proctor Art Gallery -- in Tacoma has openings for 2-D and 3-D artists. Email or phone (253) 759-5168 for details.

    Instructors needed -- The Artists' Edge in Silverdale needs instructors for classes and demos. All mediums welcome. Contact Jessica McCourt ( or (360) 698-3113.

    Call for Art -- The Gig Harbor BoatShop/Eddon Boatyard is looking for maritime-themed art for consignment in their chandlery (retail store). Submit a letter of interest with photos and information about you and your art to Gig Harbor Boatshop, Attn: Consignment Opportunity, PO Box 1187, Gig Harbor, 98335 or email to For information, call (253) 857-9344.

~ Fall Members' Show winners ~

These artworks received awards from our juror, Mary Gibbs, in our Fall Show which took place in November.

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