Congratulations to PAL members who are celebrating noteworthy accomplishments. (If you have good news to share, please contact our webmistress Charlee Glock-Jackson at (253) 857-5604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Daniel Smith -- Daniel Smith Art Supply store has honored PAL artist Patsy Surh O'Connell by creating a set of paint dots, based on Patsy's favorite palette.
Open Studio Tour -- PAL members Elizabeth Cox, Christine Hella Cott Thompson, Gary Jackson, Mary McInnis, Charli Meacham, Anne Knapp, Donna Trent and Lola Waller are among the 27 artists participating in this year's Open Studio Tour. The tour takes place Sept. 15, 16 & 17. Brochures and tour maps are available at art galleries and art supply stores and on the OST website at gigharboropenstudiotour.org. Don't miss this opportunity to visit your fellow PAL members and other artists in the spaces where they create their work. The self-guided tour is free and family-friendly.
Open Juried Show -- More than two-dozen PAL members had paintings accepted into our annual international show. Congratulatios to Shelia Anderson; Gertrudes Asplund; Cindy Baij; Myrna Binion;
Judy Buskirk; Stephie Cardinal; Elizabeth Cox; Deborah Hodges; Jim Howe; Cathie Johnson; Anne Knapp; Lynda Lindner; Mary McInnis; Charli Meacham; George Milliken; Kris Nail; Karen O'Brien; Dorothy Paul; Karen Petrillose; Judith Rayl; Carlene Salazar; Mary Schumaker; Ann Stockdale; Donna Strathy; Christine Thompson; Gayle Thompson; Donna Trent and Karen Wilsey.
Gig Harbor Arts Commission -- PAL is well-represented on the Arts Commission. The City Council recently appointed PAL Member Lynn Stevenson to serve on the Commission and PAL Webmistress Charlee Glock-Jackson chairs the Arts Commission.
Congratulations to our High School Scholarship Recipients -- Every year, PAL awards scholarships to local high school students who plan to pursue their art studies beyond high school.
In 2017 we gave scholarships to Peninsula High School seniors Lilli Harrison and Hannah Marquardt; Gig Harbor High School seniors Matthew Traaseth and Lindsey Shaw, and Breana Allen, Nora Foss and Chante Anderson at Henderson Bay High School. No students from South Kitsap High School applied this year.
Congratulations and Best Wishes to these Rising Art Stars!