The PAPA Gallery


You may click the New show entry form button on this page to print and fill out the form at home or use a blank form at the gallery when you arrive with your work.

Make sure you print clearly and sign.

This information must be on the back of every entry in some form:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Price* or NFS (not for sale)
  • Medium

*Price should take into account a 35% PAPA donation. Also to keep the sales process manageable for everyone, once your price is set and your work entered into the show, the price may not change for the duration of that show.


  • 3 FRAMED (8x10 or larger) with wire hangers only.

  • 5 MINIATURES (outside frame size no larger than 8x10) Note: If the outside frame size is greater than 7x9, the frame should have a wire hanger so that it could be hung on the wall.

  • 4 UNFRAMED These may be canvas or shrink wrapped and cannot have hardware of any kind. Reproductions should be labeled what kind- Giclée, photocopy, etc. and must be for sale.

  • 8 GREETING CARDS or CARD PACKS (5x7 or smaller) must be wrapped in cellophane or similar packaging. Each card package can contain one or more cards. Price each package as you wish.


Any challenge paintings brought to the monthly meeting may be hung for sale (or not) in the space near the back of the gallery during the month following the meeting of the challenge. All challenge paintings will be taken down (and retrieved by artist) after the next meeting and the new challenge paintings will take their place. This provides an opportunity for another sale in addition to those entered during the show change. Special labels will be used to differentiate between the normal show items and the challenge paintings.

Paintings must be out of the gallery for 2 shows (6 months). After two shows you may re-enter them in another gallery show. This keeps the show fresh for visitors - many of whom visit us regularly.

You must make sure all gallery numbers or markings on the back of the paintings are removed before re-entering them and that the prices and name of the paintings always match the current entry form.

Show Changes and How to Exhibit Your Work

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A representative from the McCracken County Public Library selects a few works from each show to display at the library for the duration of the next show. The works will be transported to and from the library and may be picked up at the gallery a few days after the next show has changed out. It's a great opportunity to widen your viewing audience!


  • Do not leave your paintings for the new show without someone checking them in. Members will be there to assist you.
  • Print your information clearly on the entry forms. The accuracy of the information on the card by your painting depends on it!
  • Make sure you sign the form. Your signature gives us permission to post photos of your entries on our social media unless you expressly state otherwise.
  • Sign up for your 3 days to keep the gallery while you're entering your new work
  • Pick up all your paintings from the outgoing show

Customers loading up at the annual miniature sale