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I am excited to announce...PAPA Gallery has a plan to reopen! Our Board met and worked on a plan, to open and keep you safe, Phase One, will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11-3, thru June.  Things being so fluid, the situation may change in July, by adding a couple days, or staying the same.

Things will be different!  I have worked with the Health Dept., to be in compliance for safety, for you and visitors.  Signage must be posted on our door, masks worn for entry and Docents, Hand Sanitizer upon entering, too.  I asked if we really could require masks for entry, he said, “absolutely!”  Frequent sanitizing of certain areas and Social Distancing, too.  Paper items will be removed and given out upon request.  Assisting with miniatures will be our job to help with pricing.  Signs will also be posted.
For handling sales, gloves are available, also hand sanitizer will be there.  Two Docents will work each day.

June 1st and 2nd will be days to bring in new paintings and pick up old ones.  The new show will begin June 4th.  Four Framed and seven Miniature will be allowed for this show. If you have any questions, call me...270-519-3198.  The Challenge paintings will continue, online.

In place of the Favorite Painting, Featured Artist of the Month will begin in July.  The artist will be promoted on Social Media and any other way, possible!  Just to get us started, Dana Gardner, top sales person many times, will be the artist in July.  Still working on willing participants....more coming, soon!

Now, the serious talk....Money!  We need to be open, to have sales, add new memberships, and etc.  We have a slight cushion, but will depleted, soon!   Your participation, by renewing memberships, bringing paintings, and helping, if possible, is necessary!    You may mail your renewal to 124 Broadway, Paducah 42001, drop it off at the Gallery, or using the Credit Card Machine, signing the copy and putting it in the box at the back.   May renewals:  Sydney Andrea, Carson Brown, Ronnie and Debbi Dupre, Brenda Flemming Minton, Sonja Halstead, Carol Harlan, Kathy Hayes, Roger Hoff, Arlene Jenkins, Eva Kelley, Susan Lambert, John McLaren and family,  Rebekah Thuline,  Carol Tribou.

To test our new procedures, the Gallery will open June 28th-30th,  11-3.  We celebrated our 29th Anniversary in April!  Please do your part to help us grow the membership and celebrate for many more years!  You are the best!  Can’t wait to see you!



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We are working to provide an online method to share paintings with each other until we can meet again in person and/or to enable members to participate who can't attend meetings in person. If you're interested in this, please use the Connect with Us page and send me a mesage.

If you have ideas for a program or you'd like to hear about something specific, send us your ideas/requests on the Connect With Us page.

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PAPA is eligible to receive donations when you make purchases using Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice and PAPA can now be that organization. To learn more about Amazon Smile click here and look at the end of the article for specific directions on how to make a little extra money go to PAPA .


A new year brings new challenges and remember Challenge paintings can be framed, named and priced for sale.  Until further notice, they can be shared online each month.

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