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Events and Shows

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 at 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:

Next meeting is September 22 -- election of officers and screening. (Several candidates still needed. For job descriptions go to the 'Misc. Forms' page.)

   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.


   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 next Members' Show will be in the fall. Stay tuned for details.
Upcoming PAL-Sponsored Shows & Exhibitions

    13th Annual Open Juried Show -- Sept. 12-Oct.18 at the Harbor History Museum. Awards reception will be Sept. 12, 6-8pm at the museum.
   Information for Accepted Artists:

    Aug. 28 -- Deadline to receive shipped artwork
    Aug 31 -- Receive artwork in person at the museum: 10:30am-2:30pm
    Sept. 12 -- Opening Reception 6-8pm
    Oct. 16 -- People's Choice Award announced
    Oct, 18 -- Show closes at 5pm
    Oct. 19 -- Pick up artwork: noon-3pm
    Oct. 20 -- Shipped artwork returned to artists

    Plein Air Show -- In October, The Lodge at Mallard's Landing hosts a show of work done by our plein air painters during our summer outdoor painting season. Details to come soon.

    Netshed Show reprise -- In November, Harbor History Museum will host a repeat showing of paintings of Gig Harbor's historic netsheds. Details will be announced soon.

   2015 Members' Shows -- Winning paintings from our summer show are shown below. For information about Members' Shows, please contact Cathie Johnson, (971) 241-5418 or email or Greg Trathen, (253) 265-3660 or email

    Ongoing: TCC Gig Harbor -- PAL members are invited to show their work in the TCC gallery. Shows change every two months. Contact Roberta Rogers at for information on the TCC gallery.

    Screening for PAL Shows -- All screened PAL members are encouraged 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

    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.

~ Summer 2015 Members' Show winners ~

    These artworks received awards from our juror, Margo McDonald in our Summer Members' Show that took place during the art festival. Thanks to Key Bank for hosting the show and to The Lodge at Mallard's Landing for catering the reception.

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