The PAPA Gallery

"Wetlands" by Betty Martyn

"Grandpa's Big Talk" by Vickie Lee Gingrich

"Spring Sunshine" by Diane Bay

Three PAPA artists were honored in a special exhibition containing a selection of favorite artworks from throughout the area at the Ice House Gallery during the month of March.  It was a mix of works by Randy Simmons, John McLaren, Ellis Wilson, Helen LaFrance, Bob Head, Jennifer Fairbanks, Wayne Bates, Ben Walker, Tommy Fletcher, Mel Garbark, and Lou Anne Philpot .

"Sugar and Spice" by John Duncan McLaren

water color

Monica Boulton started 2019 off with an exhibition at the Broadway United Methodist Church.

"A Haven of Rest" by Joyce Ray

"Diversity in Harmony" by Joyce Ray

Anne Strawn won the prize for best theme interpretation at the Immanuel Baptist Church's exhibition, The Miracle and Mystery of Christmas, with her entry, "The Universe Speaks to Those Who Listen."

Joyce Ray brought home the Best in Show award from the Religious Art exhibition at the Ice House in Mayfield Ky.

PAPA Members Celebrate Success

PAPA members earned numerous awards at the 2019 Woman's Club of Paducah Art Show

"Friend Vera" by Jenny Fuller


Martha Brown took first place in the Pastel category with her painting, "Wearing the Magi Crown"

"Wearing the Magi Crown" by Martha Brown

Two PAPA members won top honors at the annual Paducah Dogwood Art competition.

Diane Bay brought home first place and Jenny Fuller was awarded second prize.

"Hen Party" by Maryann Huebschmann

"Blossoms of Spring" by Jenny Fuller

Impressions Art Show 2019

Two PAPA painters were recognized for awards among the many talented artists entered in the Ice House Gallery's annual exhibition. John Duncan McLaren earned 2nd Place in Painting. From the Juror's notes, "I was impressed by both the technique and composition of John McLaren's Undone. The figure and bedding group is placed below the center of the painting, anchoring the work and making the subject matter more private and personal."

Tommy Fletcher's painting, Forgiveness, earned honorable mention.

Niiwyfrii, Summer Weave 
Caran d'Ache pencil

In the Drawing and Mixed Media category, Vickie Lee Gingrich earned second place with "Grandpa's Big Talk" and Joyce Ray took third place with "Diversity in Harmony"

"Seek Me and Find Me" by Joyce Ray

Tommy and John's works on exhibit.

PAPA water colorists excelled in the Water Color category. First place went to Betty Martyn with "Wetlands";  Maryann Huebschmann earned second place with "Hen Party"  and third place went to Joyce Ray for "A Haven of Rest".

Sandi Johnson's beautiful work,
Niiwyfrii, Summer Weave, was published in CP Hidden Treasures-Vol V. To learn more about this volume of masterful works in colored pencil, click here.

Charles David Alexander was selected for the Artist Showcase at Discovery Park of America featuring local artists to promote the arts in the region. The exhibition is available for viewing April 11 - July 11.

Anne Strawn was featured in  a show at the Harrisburg, IL Public Library entitled, “Storytelling in Color”.  Her painting, Totems, Circles and Painted Turtles is shown here.

In the Professional category, Jenny Fuller earned first place with "Friend Vera" and John Duncan McLaren earned third place with "Sugar and Spice".