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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

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

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Blessings

Blessings

Blessings come in many forms as PAPA artists demonstrated through their interpretation of the October challenge word, Blessings. This painting by watercolorist John McLaren thoughtfully reminds us blessings can always be found if we look. Come by...

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Split Personality

Split Personality

September provides a treat with the imaginative musings of our featured artist, Grady Pennington. His art is all about color as you can see from his piece, Personality Split. Not quite as obvious is his use of musical flows to help each piece...

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Evening Lights

Evening Lights

This colorful interpretation of the phrase "Evening Lights" is by PAPA artist Brenda Foster and is titled Northern Lights. Challenge phrases provide a unique opportunity to inspire artists. They also provide viewers with an opportunity to see...

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October 2021 Featured Artist – Grady H Pennington

October 2021 Featured Artist – Grady H Pennington

Back-to-back... Grady is back for a second month, with all NEW work! This time his collection includes acrylic paintings with one oil among them. Stop by and see his work when you get a chance. Night Reflections Kaleidoscope In the City Passing Through Shrouded City Sailing October 2021 Featured...

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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.

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