The works of PAPA members Carol Couric Tribou, Mark Ray and Joyce Ray were featured in a Three-Person Exhibit

on display in March at Mayfield’s Icehouse Gallery.

Tribou was born in Florida, grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and earned a B.A. in Art from Dallas Baptist College. Her works are predominantly in watercolor, often embellished with religious passages in calligraphy.

The compositions in this show range from floral themes to lighthouses and clipper ships.

Tribou’s works stand out as some of the finest watercolors in the region.

Mark Ray has lived in Graves County all of his life. He is a self-taught painter who developed a close working association with Mel Garbark, the late artist who gained an international following for his wildlife paintings in acrylic. Ray has become an accomplished acrylic painter who continues the wildlife theme in his own work.

Having recently acquired a collection of Garbark’s photographs taken on numerous African safaris,

Ray has many years of compositions in mind for future works.

Joyce Ray is also a native of Graves County. She and husband Ray share a love for art. Her watercolor

works are of wildlife and early American scenes. Included in the exhibit is a series of brightly-colored mixed

media works with handwritten biblical passages.

In the Professional category, Jenny Fuller took home Second Place with Tools of the Trade.

At the 2017 McCracken County Fair, Martha Brown won the champion Purple as well as a Blue ribbon on the portrait of her grand daughter, Olivia. She also brought home the Blue ribbon on the oil painting of King of Barnyard Rooster. Congratulations Martha!

Carol Couric-Tribou, Joyce Ray and Mark Ray. Examples of their works on exhibit follow in the same order.

John Duncan McLaren, the 2016 Best of Show

award winner, was honored as the featured artist.

New member, Jim Serrett earned honorable mention with his oil painting, Wood Poppy

Scott Morris earned First Place in Acrylics with his painting,

A Long Way Home

Spring by Betty Martyn brought home First Place

in Water Color

"I Know You're In Here"

Vickie Lee Gingrich's painting, Paducah Tent and Awning earned First Place in Oils

John Duncan McLaren from Murray, KY is the winner of the third “Local Artist Showcase” competition recently held at Discovery Park of America.  He will be honored with a reception on July 7th at 5:30 in Dinosaur Hall.  The reception is free to the public, and there will be light snacks, a cash bar available and John’s winning pieces will be unveiled.  The collection will be on display in Discovery Center through December of this year.” Clickhere for full press release containing all kinds of interesting information about John.

John Duncan McLaren wins Local Artist Showcase at Discovery Park of America

Mel Garbark Estate Art Sale

When PAPA member Mel Garbark passed away last year there were 90 completed works of art reamaining in his studio. His daughter Gale Dillon, the representative for his estate, offered those paintings through the Icehouse Gallery in Mayfield KY through a special exhibit from May 5 through June 3.  A special page was set up on their website to display his most significant works.

PAPA's own Linda C. Roberts was featured on WPSD Channel 6 News for an interview with Fowler Black, aka Quilt Man, showcasing her Paducah art piece. He was her inspiration for the piece which is now available in prints. This collage was also featured in the March/April issue of Paducah Life Magazine. She and her prints will be at the PAPA Gallery and the National Quilt Museum during Quilt Week Paducah.

Betty Martyn was featured as the Artist of the Month for March by the Hopkinsville Art Guild.

Visit the Hopkinsville Art Gallery at 108 E 6th Street in Hopkinsville to view her watercolors on display.

PAPA Members Celebrate Successes in 2017

Tommy Fletcher's"Saturday Night at JP's" earned Honorable Mention at the annual Yeiser Art Center  Members' Show

Third Place Professional went to Susan Lambert's painting, Exhausted

The PAPA Gallery

Home of the Paducah Area Painters Alliance

Scott Morris also won Second Place in Acrylics with Two of a Kind

Joyce Ray's painting, Walk a Mile in my Shoes, earned Third Place Water Color

Era Diane Ireland's painting Last Light earned Third Place Acrylics

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Mel at the 2016 Paducah Women's Club Art Show

Vickie Lee Gingrich also earned First Place in Drawing and Mixed Media with Can We Come Home Now?

Erin Gericke was honored with a show at the Tribeca Gallery, located on Market Square, featuring a variety of her work from throughout the years including pastels, photography, drawings, and watercolors.

PAPA Artists shine at 2017 Paducah Woman's Club Art Show