MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS...
... 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.)
November 25 -- General meeting. Program: Scholarship Reports ~ Show & Tell by members who have attended workshops through PAL scholarships.
December 14 -- No December meeting. Instead we'll get together to celebrate the holiday season with a potluck-and-music gathering at Nichols Center on Fox Island. Plan to bring a hand-made ornament, if you want to take part in the ornament-swap. Watch your email for your party invitation.
January 27, 2015 -- General meeting. Program: Ilene Gienger-Stanfield ~ Oils.
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 email@example.com if you'd like to display your work at a meeting.
SHOWS & EXHIBITS
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 Fall Members' Show is on display throughy Dec. 1 at Kimball Gallery. Our juror, Puyallup watercolorist Mary Gibbs, selected the artworks shown below as award-winners.
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. Dates will be announced soon. The Summer Show will take place during the Art Festival in July. For information about Members' Shows, please contact Cathie Johnson, (971) 241-5418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Greg Trathen, (253) 265-3660 or email email@example.com
Ongoing: TCC Gig Harbor -- PAL members are invited to show their work in the TCC gallery. For information contact Roberta Roberts (see Monthly Meetings / Art Displays above for Roberta's contact information). This month's featured artist is Patsy Suhr O'Connell, along with a nice selection of paintings by other PAL members.
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
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 ebbtidegalleryofgifts.com
Proctor Art Gallery -- in Tacoma has openings for 2-D and 3-D artists. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, call (253) 857-9344.
~ Fall Members' Show winners ~
These artworks received awards from our juror, Mary Gibbs
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