The PAPA Gallery


Donations to PAPA and to the PAPA Memorial Fund are tax deductible. Please indicate whether your donation is to PAPA or the Memorial Fund and mail to:

PO Box 1601
Paducah, KY 42002

For any questions about donations, call Jenny Fuller at 270-898-7850

Mission Statement

The mission of the Paducah Area Painters Alliance is to provide, promote and activate interest in all branches of the visual arts by presenting a wide range of artistic opportunities and activities to meet the varied needs and taste of both the artists and the viewing public.

PAPA strives to trigger an internal imagination by providing enrichment, challenge and artistic opportunities for all people of the region.

All exhibits, programs, activities and services are provided equally without regard to ethnic background, income, gender, age or disability.

Recognizing that education is our greatest resource, PAPA places special focus on providing a learning environment and encouraging the exchange of acquired knowledge.

All exhibits sponsored by the Paducah Area Painters Alliance are free to the general public.

PAPA Celebrates Silver Anniversary!

As of April 2016 the Paducah Area Painters Alliance turned 25 years old! It all started back in 1991 when a small group of local Paducah artists realized a common need. They wanted to learn more about fine art and painting. With varying degrees of skill and knowledge they began meeting together to share and learn. Soon it was evident they needed some structure to their group and the Paducah Area Painters Alliance was born.

From its founding, PAPA’s membership has grown and enjoys a place of its own to meet, work and exhibit. PAPA members continue to share knowledge and support those who wish to learn more about visual arts and painting.

Board of Directors


Dutch Thurman, President

Gerry Marcum, Vice President

Jenny Fuller, Executive Director

Brenda Foster, Treasurer

Cindy McLaren, Secretary

Sandy Johnson, Program Chair

Scott Morris, Calendar

Members at Large:

Margie Smith

Mark Cope

Tony Kent

Frank Bennett

John and Cindy McLaren

Charles and Suzanne Alexander

Founding member, Clyde Lawter, coaches a young visitor who later became an art student

PAPA Board of Directors pictured in October 2016