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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

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

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A Taste of the Beach

A Taste of the Beach

Doesn't this image make you feel the coolness of sea spray at the beach? The Blue Effect is by Joanie Lampley-Sims and is part of the July challenge painting exhibit, Loose Edges. Come by the PAPA Gallery to see this one along with other...

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July Featured Artist, Rosemary Towey

July Featured Artist, Rosemary Towey

This wonderful collage is by our July featured artist, Rosemary Towey. Her collages have a warm peaceful quality with wonderful color and textures! Many of them are on exhibit this month for you to discover at...

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Flourish of Hope

Flourish of Hope

Congratulations to PAPA Artist, Rebekah Thuline! Her oil painting, "Flourish of Hope", will be on display in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Frankfort, KY as part of the Team Kentucky Exhibit beginning on July 1, 2021. Of course if you can't make it...

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July 2021 Featured Artist- Rosemary Towey

July 2021 Featured Artist- Rosemary Towey

Rosemary grew up in Elsah, Illinois, the eldest of nine children. Elsah was a tiny historic village on the Mississippi River. The local grade school was a two-room stone structure with no indoor plumbing until the year she was in the sixth grade. There were three kids in her class. She went to a...

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READ ABOUT

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

Sandi Johnson, Program Coordinator

Brenda Foster, Treasurer

Cindy McLaren, Secretary

Mark Cope

Frank Bennett

John McLaren

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Event Calendar

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Support

Become A Patron

With a donation of $25 or more, receive our Patron Newsletter announcing special Gallery Openings, and Special Events for one year.  Our Gallery Show changes four times a year.  You will be the first to know when it’s ready for viewing. We invite you to share your passion for art with us!

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.