Have you seen Christmas in July on QVC?  Ashamed to say that I have, but, no purchases, so far!!  The realization is that Christmas is on the horizon and we have many opportunities until then, at the Gallery.

Okay, first is the new Gallery Show, bring your paintings on July 25th, meeting day.

Second, a mini fundraiser on July 29th for the Gallery.  Downtown is hosting an event for families featuring 42 characters, Super Heroes, Disney,etc. for photos, games, food and fun.... a very huge event!  The idea was born, that we Face Paint!!!  On that day, we need painters, cashiers, greeters, and more eyes to watch things!  We will be in touch.

Have you heard about the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21st.?  Paducah is in the path, so there is potential for huge crowds the days before and after the event. Main Street is asking that we have Sunday hours and possibly extended the prior weekend.

Sept. 13- 16 are dates for the Fall Quilt Show.  We will ask members to demonstrate their skills in the window.  The weekend before, is the UNESCO Convention in Paducah.

Sept.26th is meeting night.   Entries for the  official Paducah Christmas Card will be the Challenge Painting.  Excited to see how you create a painting depicting the Downtown Farmer's Market at Christmas, selling Christmas Trees!

October appears to be quiet, so far!  Meeting night is Halloween. November is Christmas Open House for Downtown - first Sunday usually. Nov.25th is our main fundraiser, selling $10 miniatures the Sat. after Thanksgiving. December will offer extended hours, possibly on Sunday.  Whew!  There you are, and I guarantee that I forgot a few!  See all the possibilities for selling our art?

Congratulations, to Jim Serrett for being selected to paint the murals for the Kroger Store in Carbondale!  Probably, you have seen them on Face Book, just excellent!  Look at Kroger Art.com to see other murals.

John McLaren is Guest Exhibitor at the Discovery Center in Union City. By the way, Cindy's dad recently passed away, our sympathy to all of the family.

Erin Gerike, has an exhibit at Tribecca Restaurant on Market Square.

Okay, much to do!  See you and your paintings on the 25th at our July meeting.  Jim Serrett will present our program...do not miss!

Board Members, we will meet at 5:30.  We have much to discuss!

You are awesome!  Thanks, for all you do for PAPA.    Dutch

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MEETING INFO

ALL KINDS OF HELPFUL INFORMATION

ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM THE BOARD

  • Christmas Card details: The subject will be "Downtown Farmer's Market" during the Christmas Tree Sale in December.  All paintings need to include the sign "Downtown Farmer's Market".  All paintings should be sized so that they would reduce to a scale of 6"x4" (6" being the width).  All paintings for this challenge must be framed.

  • 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.

OPPORTUNITIES TO EXHIBIT

The Sikeston Depot Museum is proud to invite all area artists within 150 miles, 18 years or older, to participate in the 32nd Annual Regional Judged Art Show. Click here for information, deadline Sept 1. 

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2017 CHALLENGES 

A new year brings new challenges - see what you can do with these:

JANUARY: SPRAY
FEBRUARY: UP THERE
MARCH: RED AND/OR GREEN
APRIL: SPOTTED
MAY: SETTING
JUNE: No challenge, instead enjoy the annual picnic!
JULY: FILL OR FULL
AUGUST: A MATTER OF VALUE
SEPTEMBER: Christmas Card
(see notes from the Board for more detail)
OCTOBER: A GOOD THING
NOVEMBER: THIS WAY OR THAT
DECEMBER: Create a painting for the annual Christmas party exchange

Dutch's Doodles

GALLERY WALK

Visitors ponder and discuss PAPA's art works during Paducah's Third Thursday Gallery Walk from 5 - 8pm on the 3rd Thursday during nice weather months. The Gallery will be open for this event whenever someone can sign up as docent.

WHAT'S ON THE PROGRAM?

The program in August will be Pastels, presented by Jenny Fuller, Gerry Marcum and Sandi Johnson. There's lots of knowledge and experience to share and learn from!

The PAPA Gallery

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SPECIAL EVENT: Quilt Shows 2017

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Past Events

It's not a typo - The American Quilting Society is hosting a second annual quilt show in Paducah beginning in 2017. The first fall quilt week will be September 13-16, 2017. As in the past, we will be looking for artists to paint in the gallery for those 4 days but we will not conduct a "Show in a Show" as we did in the spring.  Visitors will be collecting quilt squares from downtown business including The PAPA Gallery so extra help in the gallery is welcome! 


If you can paint or otherwise help with the crowds, please let Scott Morris know or write your name in on the calendar in back of the gallery.

Information for Members

SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS at each meeting in multiple ways! Before the monthly meeting starting again in the spring, gather with other members at 6pm to sketch at a nearby location.


Bring a painting that's giving you trouble and at the end of the meeting get insight and advice from your peers to help get past the problem.