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January 2020 Challenge: Open Door

How many weeks ‘til spring?  I think I am already looking forward to mowing grass and chasing weeds, how about you?

Don Sahli will return for a workshop the 6, 7, & 8th of May, plus a demo at our April meeting.  More info will be coming soon. Check this out....
Don Sahli artist portfolio-Chacala Nayarit Mexico, to see the works from January and February....great color!

Hard to believe, but our next meeting is next Tuesday, the 25th! From Sandi..we have a visitor this month!  Randy Simmons, Associate Professor of Drawing at Paducah School of Art, will be sharing his art, during the February meeting.  You don’t want to miss this!  I think he might be interested in a possible workshop.

We had a fantastic response to the January Challenge painting! This month, Serenity, is the Challenge, idea by Bert Fellows.  The March Challenge is Reflections, idea by Debbie and Ronnie Dupre.

From conversations, I have learned the amazing things, you folks are doing!  Susan Lambert told me that she and Vicki are teaching Homeschoolers, and loving every minute!  I know Suzanne will share more news with you!

Doubt that I will be with you, Tuesday, but you will be in my thoughts!  Thanks, for all you do for PAPA!



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  • The Paducah Cigar Company, 217 Broadway, proposed that if PAPA artists wished to display paintings depicting cigars at their store, they would do so and offer them for sale. NOTE: Personal experience from one of us indicates that you will need to talk with the owner as the workers don't seem to know about this.

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We have a visitor this month. Randy Simmons, Associate Professor of Drawing at the Paducah School of Art will be sharing his art during the February meeting.

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The Gibson County Visual Arts Association will be hosting their annual juried art competition, exhibition and workshop in April with entries due Mar 4. Click herefor information on this worthwhile event.

The Murray Art Guild will host their juried art exhibition, Visual Evidence 2020, in April but entries are due Mar 2. Click here for all the info.


A new year brings new challenges and remember Challenge paintings can be framed, named and priced for sale. They will be hung together near the back of the Gallery under the title of the challenge.

JANUARY: Open Door
FEBRUARY: Serentity
MARCH: Reflection
APRIL: A Touch of Gold
MAY: Fun in the Sun
JUNE: Loose Edges
JULY: 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue, with Black & White
AUGUST: Evening Lights
SEPTEMBER: Blessings
OCTOBER: Mystery
NOVEMBER: 3 Pears and a Plate
DECEMBER: Create a painting for the annual Christmas party exchange