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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:

May 24 -- PAL member Mary McInnis shares her Monterey Experience -- plein air oils. This is a screening month. See "Miscellaneous Forms" page for screening guidelines.

June 28 -- Patty Finnegan will demonstrate painting with ink and alcohol on paper.

July 16 & 17 -- Our 32nd annual Summer Art Festival and Members' Summer Show.

Sept. 9 - Oct. 30 -- Our 14th annual Open Juried Show takes place at the history museum. See "Shows & Exhibits" below for details.

Aug. 4, 5 & 6 -- "Watercolor on Yupo" workshop with Mary Schossow-Schumaker. See "Workshops & Classes" page for information.

Sept. 23, 24 & 25 -- "Expressions of Light" pastel workshop with our Open Show juror Teresa Saia. See "Workshoops & Classes page for information.

   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 will take place at Sept. 9-Oct. 30 at Harbor History Museum. Seattle-based artist Teresa Saia is this year's juror. Application deadline is July 5. To apply, visit or download a show prospectus here -- Gig Harbor Open Juried Show 2016 Prospectus

    Our next Members' Show takes place during the Summer Art Festival - July 16 & 17 at a new venue. Paradise Theatre is hosting the show in their new location near 7Seas Brewery in the mall adjacent to Judson Street. We're calling the show "Art in Paradise." Former PAL member Janice Wagner will be our juror. She teaches art at Bremerton High School and is herself a skilled artist. Hundreds of viewers visit this show, so make plans now to participate. 2D and 3D work is welcome in this show.

    For information on Members' Shows, please contact Cathie Johnson - (971) 241-5418 -- email or Greg Trathen - (253) 265-3660 -- email

    TCC Gig Harbor Gallery -- Through June 9, TCC is hosting an exhibit of paintings by PAL members with the theme Think Spring! Spring means everything from flowers to butterflies to baby chicks to frogs to beach walks -- and more! Thanks to PAL member Roberta Rogers -- -- for coordinating the TCC gallery shows.

    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.

~ Spring Members' Show Winners ~

   These paintings won awards in our Spring Show. Pastel/oil painter Jane Wallis served as our juror and presented the awards.

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