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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

Tues – Sat: 11am – 3 pm
Other times by appointment only.

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Ye Old Mill

Ye Old Mill

This nostalgic painting is by PAPA artist Brenda Foster. You can see it through the end of this month along with several other of her works in our special Featured Artist section. You'll enjoy the familiar feel of many of her works as the subjects...

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Santa is at PAPA!

Santa is at PAPA!

Santa is waiting to greet you when you come by the PAPA Gallery this week! Whether you're in the home stretch of last minute shopping or all your gifts are wrapped and under the tree, PAPA artists invite you to spend a few minutes with us. Whatever...

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Enjoy our Featured Artist!

Enjoy our Featured Artist!

This peaceful scene is simply titled "Old Fence" but it might make you secretly wish for a white Christmas. The special quiet feel of soft snow is portrayed here by featured artist Brenda Foster. She has a knack of making the viewer feel they're...

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December/January 2023 Featured Artist – Brenda Foster

December/January 2023 Featured Artist – Brenda Foster

Brenda is a native of western Kentucky. Having grown up on a small cattle farm, she is an outdoor enthusiast. Brenda has always loved to draw and to write stories. As a career, though, she chose teaching and has taught mathematics for 31 years. Now that she is retired, she raises cattle, enjoys her grandchildren and...

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Our Story

In 1991, a small group of Paducah painters realized a common need. They wanted to learn more about fine art and painting. Led by master artist and long-time Paducah resident, the late Clyde H. Lawter Jr, the group began meeting, sharing, learning, and growing!

A short time later, the group incorporated as a non-profit organization and were officially named PAPA – Paducah Area Painters Alliance.

The PAPA Gallery on Broadway opened in 1998, providing the perfect place to show their work and share their stories. Some members of that original ‘charter group’ are still painting and showing their work today, joined by many more artists from our surrounding region. That same spirit of camaraderie exists at PAPA today and we continue to find ways to share art with each other and our community.

Clyde H Lawter, Jr
Founding Member    

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Our Purpose

PAPA endeavors to bring together artists to encourage, motivate, educate, and promote them, and to promote the art of painting in particular. A principal goal is to increase sociability and friendship among its members. Whenever resources allow, PAPA will provide a theatre to display member’s art – both in the gallery on Broadway, online on our website, and in the community.

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Our Board

Dutch Thurman, President

Gerry Marcum, Vice President

Jenny Fuller, Executive Director

Diane Bay, Program Coordinator

Brenda Foster, Treasurer

Cindy McLaren, Secretary

Mark Cope

Sandi Johnson

John McLaren

Chad Nelson

Dale Houseworth

Rebecca Mueller-Williams

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Address

124 Broadway St
Paducah, KY 42001, USA
(270) 575-3544

Open Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 3pm
Other times by appointment only.
Call (270) 519-3198 for appt.

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