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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.

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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

Happy Summer....almost!  Hope you are making plans to attend the Annual PAPA Picnic!  It will be June 27th, 7:00 at Schultz Park on the Paducah Riverfront. Bring your favorite dish, a chair, and hearty appetite!  Mark Cope will be our chef grilling BBQ and Chicken.....always delicious!   In case it rains, we will move to the Gallery.

July 25th will be the next meeting and the time to bring paintings for changing the Gallery Show.  New member, Jim Serrette of Murphysboro, Ill. will have the program.  If you do not know Jim, you certainly have noticed his paintings of Southern Illinois landscapes and incredible still lifes!  We are excited to learn from him!!  Challenge Painting is Filled or Full.

The subject for Paducah's Christmas Card will be the Downtown Farmer's Market where the Optomist Club has their annual Christmas Tree sales.  Now, if you are not familiar with this location, it is between the Quilt Museum and the Flood Wall.  Use your imagination to create a colorful Christmas scene. The Mayor would love to have all of these paintings in her office for Christmas, so frame them, name them and have a price to sell them!  This is the Challenge Painting for September.

Excitement is mounting for the Eclipse on August 21st!  Downtown Paducah will be a "happening" place for this event!   


July 29th is the Second Character Meet and Photo Event - 

34 Characters will be scattered around downtown along with many children and families!

Thank you, for all you do to make PAPA great!   Enjoy the picnic!    ~ Dutch

OPPORTUNITIES TO EXHIBIT

  • Hopkinsville Community College is seeking artists to display works in their Gallery. Click here for information on this opportunity for a solo or joint exhibition.

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 again be collecting quilt squares and stamps 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.

SPECIAL EVENT: Quilt Shows 2017

Information for Members

Dutch's Doodles

WHAT'S ON THE PROGRAM?

Our next meeting is the annual picnic so the program will be Good Food and Fun!

MEETING INFO

Documents, Articles, Forms

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.

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.