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

   For minutes of PAL Board Meetings from Nov. 2013 - May 2014, click here. All other board meeting minutes are archived in the monthly newsletters, accessible from the Newsletter page.


... are held the fourth Tuesday of most months at the United Methodist Church, 7400 Pioneer Way, near downtown Gig Harbor. Social hour at 5:30pm; business meeting at 6pm; art demo / program at 7pm. (Note: Please don't park in the "Visitor"spots in the parking lot.)

Upcoming meetings & important events:

Thru Oct. 30 -- Our 14th annual Open Juried Show is now on display at the history museum. See "Shows & Exhibits" below for photos of the winning artworks. People's Choice winner will be announced Oct. 30 -- be sure to vote for your favorite when you visit the show.

Oct. 25 -- PAL General meeting. Program will feature a sketching demo by Michaela Eaves who'll participate in the upcoming Tacoma Studio Tours. Dues for 2016-17 are now due and can be paid at the meeting or by mail.

Save the Date: Dec. 3 -- Christmas Party at Nichols Community Center on Fox Island. Bring a potluck dish and a hand-made ornament (hidden in a plain brown bag). Please RSVP Marti Green -- or Michele Sleight --

   Monthly Featured Artists -- 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 Terry Shovlowski at if you'd like to display your work at a meeting.


    Our 14th annual Open Juried Show is on display through Oct. 30 at Harbor History Museum. Seattle-based artist Teresa Saia was this year's juror. Ms. Saia's selections for prize winners are shown below. The People's Choice award will be presented Oct. 30. Be sure to vote for your favorite.

    Our Fall Members' Show takes place Oct. 24-Nov. 28 at Kimball Gallery. Drop-off is Monday, Oct. 24 -- 4-5 pm. Pickup is Monday, Nov. 28 -- 4-5pm. Sherri Bails will jury the show and awards reception will be held Sunday, Oct, 20 from 4-5:30pm. Download an entry form from the "Miscellaneous Forms" page.
    For information on Members' Shows, please contact Cathie Johnson - (971) 241-5418 -- email or Greg Trathen - (253) 265-3660 -- email

    Screening for PAL Shows -- Participating in art shows is one of the privileges of PAL membership. All screened members are encouraged to show their work in our Members' Shows, Specialty Shows (e.g. Plein Air Show or Net Shed Show) and the TCC shows. Screenings take place three times a year -- 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

    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.

~ Open Juried Show Winners ~

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