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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

January 23, 2018 -- Program: Chandler O'Leary will talk about making sketches of whatever catches your eye, wherever you happen to be. Ms. O'Leary's popular blog "Drawn the Road Again," is always a source of inspiration, filled with interesting stories and helpful hints.
    This is also a screening month. If you're a new PAL member, or if you're working in a new medium, bring three examples of your framed, gallery-ready art to the meeting location at 4:30pm, then be ready to pick up your work at the meeting. Be sure to bring a completed screening form with you when you drop off your artwork. Download screening form and complete details from the Miscellaneous Forms page.

Upcoming meetings --

March 27 -- Program: Ron LaVerdiere -- Printing
April 24 -- Program: Judy Buskirk -- Music with Art
May 22 -- Program: Jeffrey Waters -- Watercolors
June 26 -- Program: PAL Scholarship winners show & tell

   Monthly Featured Artists -- At every general meeting, we have a display of artwork created 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.


   February 24 & 25 -- Mixed Media Workshop with Catherine Gill: "Ooze -- Mixing it up with Watercolor and Pastel." See details on "Workshops" page.


    Our Fall Members Show took place at Morso wine bar. Juror Cecilia Blomberg selected the paintings shown below to receive awards.

   Our Spring Members Show will take place in March at the Civic Center pm Grandview Street. Drop off paintings Friday, March 2; reception will be Friday, March 9, 2-4pm. William Turner will jury this show. To download an entry form, go to the Miscellaneous Forms page.

    For information on Members' Shows, please contact Cathie Johnson - (971) 241-5418 -- email

We're looking for a new place to hold our Members' Shows. If you have suggestions, please contact Cathie Johnson.

    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

    We're now accepting applications for our 16th annual Open Juried Show. The show takes place Oct. 8-Nov. 30 at Harbor History Museum. Landscape painter Mitch Albala will jury the show. Application deadllne is July 30. To apply for the show, go to Mr. Albala will also present a workshop on Essential Concepts in Landscap Painting Oct. 19-21. See the Classes & Workshops page for information.

    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.

Our Fall Members Show winners selected by our juror, Cecilia Blomberg:

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