The PAPA Gallery

Home of the Paducah Area Painters Alliance

Sandi Johnson's painting, "The Courtyard," was selected to be part of The 1857 Hotel's first annual Community Art Exhibit representing 22 area artists. The exhibition runs through July 6th.

Erin Gericke is an artist who has always loved to create.
Born and raised in Paducah, KY, she is always been deeply in love with her hometown. She graduated from high school in 2017 and will be pursuing a BA in Art and minor in Fine Art Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University in the fall. All throughout her life, she has been involved in art classes with local artists in addition to dual enrollment classes at the Paducah School of Art and Design. Even from a young age, she wanted to learn everything there was to know about art and always strove to challenge herself in trying new techniques and ideas.

Her work has been exhibited in many Paducah galleries such as the Yeiser Art Center, Clemens Gallery, The PAPA Gallery, in addition to larger venues in the surrounding region and in Louisville, Kentucky and Washington D.C. She has also painted two window murals on Broadway in Paducah, inspired by the city’s nickname, “Quilt City, U.S.A.” While creating work in charcoal and pastel in the past, her present body of work deals with the concept of home, featuring simplified paintings of the historic buildings of downtown Paducah, Kentucky created in ink and watercolor.

"Serenade" by John McLaren earned Best of Show at the Murray Art Guild's annual juried competition, Visual Evidence. See this exhibit at Wrather Museum on the campus of Murray State University in Murray KY,  through April 30.

PAPA Members Celebrate Success

Erin Gericke started the year off with a bang and opened an exhibit at Piper's Tea and Coffee on February 3!