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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 6:30 with program immediately following. (Note: Please don't park in the "Visitor" spots in the church parking lot.)

Next regular meeting: April 22
    5:30pm -- Social hour.
    6:30pm -- Business meeting.
    7:00pm -- Program: Darrell Anderson ­ "Value Sketching in Ink & Markers."

Upcoming meetings:
    May 27 -- Program: Kari Tirrell - pastels demo. (This is also a screening month.)
    June 24 -- Program: Donna Trent - oil painting demo.
    September 23 -- Program TBD. (This is also a screening month.)

   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 & Exhibitions

   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.
    Screening for PAL Shows -- In order to participate in our shows, members must be screened in the medium in which they are currently working. Screenings take place three times a year-- in February, May and September, immediately prior to the general meeting. For screening instructions, visit the "Miscellaneous Forms" page on this website and click on "Members Show Screening Form."

    Our Spring Members' Show took place at Kimball Gallery in March. See below (at bottom of this page) for photos of the winning paintings chosen by our juror Kay Barnes.
    Our Summer Members' Show will take place during the Summer Art Festival in July in the Key Bank branch on Judson Street. Details will be posted soon.
   For dates and other information about upcoming Members' Shows, please contact Cathie Johnson, (971) 241-5418 or email or Greg Trathen - (253) 265-3660 or email

    Call for Entries ~ PAL 2014 Open Juried Show -- Our 12th Annual Open Juried Show is now accepting entries at The exhibition will be held Sept. 27- Nov. 15 at the Gig Harbor History Museum on the downtown waterfront. This show typically draws entries from throughout the U.S. and Canada. For an Open Show prospectus / application click here.
    We are honored that internationally known watercolorist Carla O'Connor will be our juror. Ms. O'Connor will also present a five-day water media workshop at the museum in August (see "Workshops & Classes" page for information).

   Other PAL­-sponsored shows & exhibitions -- These shows are open to current screened members:

   Netshed Challenge -- May 1-June 16 at the Civic Center. This exhibition will feature paintings, drawings and photographs of Gig Harbor's historic netsheds done by PAL artists.
   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. PAL is partnering with the Gig Harbor Arts Commission to bring together artists to draw, paint or photograph the netsheds.
    For a list of the netsheds and information about their history and current use, visit the City's website at For an on-going discussion by participating artists, visit PAL's blogspot at PAL Blogspot. Contact Anne Knapp or Feather Hilger for information.

    Uptown 'Art Walk' -- June 6-July 2. Artwork by PAL members will be on display in shops throughout Uptown. No entry fees or awards but possible sales of artwork. Contact Anne Knapp for information.

   Plein Air Show -- Oct. 1-Nov. 3 -- The Lodge at Mallard's Landing will again host our annual plein air show featuring work done by our Plein Air and 'Drawing You In' groups during this summer's painting season. Contact Anne Knapp for information.

    Garden Tour Art Show -- June 2-30 at Kimball Gallery. (This show is open to all artists.) This show will feature artwork done at participating gardens during the 2013 Garden Tour. The show will be an official 'stop' on the 2014 Tour. No awards or fees. 10 percent commission taken on sales. Contact Anne Knapp for information.

    TCC Gig Harbor -- PAL artists 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).

You must be a screened PAL artist to participate in Members' shows, TCC, the Netshed Show and Uptown Art Walk. For complete screening details, download the "Members' Show Screening Form" from the Miscellaneous Forms page.

Opportunities to show your work elsewhere

    Full Moon Gallery -- Gallery owner Deb Grady spotlights work by a PAL artist every month. Contact her at the gallery to learn how you can participate.

   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.

March Members' Show winners -- These paintings were given awards by our juror Kay Barnes --

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