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The PAPA Gallery

Open Hours

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

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Remembering

Remembering

Exactly what's causing the source of this laughter is not nearly as compelling as the grin that finds its way to your face as you consider it. Liz Hudson has a way of capturing the feel of special fleeting moments like this one that help us...

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On Earth

On Earth

This scene depicting a moment in the life of a pasture is one interpretation of PAPA's current challenge phrase, "On Earth". PAPA artist Brenda Foster helps us feel the freedom of a sunny day in the green grass with nature all around. Other...

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Got Dragons?

Got Dragons?

PAPA artist Sandi Johnson shares her behind the scenes adventure at Dragon Con, an annual multi-media and pop culture event held on Labor Day weekend. Among the many offerings at this large gathering of enthusiasts is art of course! Sandi's...

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August/September 2022 Featured Artist – Liz Hudson

August/September 2022 Featured Artist – Liz Hudson

I began my journey of art in the 6th grade when Mrs. Arco Jones bragged on me and let me put something in the year book. Believe me, it was something. It was a drawing of a trophy. It was awful, but I felt like I was a famous artist. I have always had the passion to draw and paint, but life got in the way. Since I...

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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

Chad Nelson

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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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