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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:

   October 28 -- General meeting. Program: William Turner ~ Glazing techniques with acrylics and oils.

   November 25 -- General meeting. Program: Scholarship Reports ~ Show & Tell by members who have attended workshops through PAL scholarships.

Note -- no December meeting.
Stay tuned for your invitation to our Holiday Party.

   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 if you'd like to display your work at a meeting.


PAL 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 will take place November 3 - December 1 at Kimball Gallery. Our juror will be well-known Puyallup watercolorist Mary Gibbs. The show will be hung Monday, Nov. 3. Pick-up will be on Dec. 1. Please bring your artwork to Kimball between 3pm and 5pm. Make sure your work is properly framed and has a wire hanger. Maximum frame size is 28x36-inches. The entry form can be downloaded from the Miscellaneous Forms page. Please bring your completed entry form and entry fee when you bring your painting on Nov. 3.

    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, go to the "Miscellaneous Forms" page on this website and click on "Members' Show Screening Form."

   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

    12th Annual Open Juried Show -- Our 2014 Open Juried Show runs through Nov. 15 at the Gig Harbor History Museum on the downtown waterfront. We had nearly 300 entries from all across the U.S. and Canada. Our juror, internationally known watercolorist Carla O'Connor selected 101 artworks for the show, including 19 photographs. Award winners are shown below. The People's Choice winner winner will be announced Nov. 14. Stop by the museum to see this excellent show and vote for your choice.

Upcoming PAL-Sponsored Shows & Exhibitions

   Plein Air Show -- Oct. 4-Nov. 3. The Lodge at Mallard's Landing is again hosting our annual plein air show featuring work done by our Plein Air and 'Drawing You In' groups during this summer's painting season. Gig Harbor Arts Commissioners juried the show.

    Our Fall Members' Show will take place November 3-December 1 at Kimball Gallery. Our juror will be well-known Puyallup watercolorist Mary Gibbs.

    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.

    You must be a screened PAL artist to participate in Members' shows, the Plein Air show and the on-going TCC shows. 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 ~

These artworks received awards from our juror, Carla O'Connor
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