THE PALETTE JANUARY 2023
CREATIVE WISHES + DREAMS
A NOTE FROM COLETTE
As I reflect on 2022, and the wonderful experiences I’ve had being part of the PAL community, I want to share some wishes for PAL in 2023. Last year we adopted a new tagline for PAL: “Bringing Community to the Artist and Art to the Community”. How do we make this a reality? It all comes down to YOU and artists like YOU. I am confident with your help, 2023 will be a banner year for PAL. I would like to encourage you to consider and adopt one (or more) of these resolutions and help us to ensure 2023 is an outstanding year for all:
1. BE THERE! Attend a PAL meeting, member show, festival or workshop, and BRING FELLOW ARTISTS, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS. Experience and engage in the many artistic endeavors sponsored by PAL.
2. SPREAD THE WORD! Tell your friends and family about the fabulous piece you saw at a PAL show or a new technique you learned at a PAL meeting. There is so much art and so many talented artists right here in PAL.
3. VOLUNTEER! Be involved in the arts as a board member, join a committee, hang art, work at the summer festival, present a workshop, give a demonstration at a monthly meeting — and most importantly, have fun meeting and working with your fellow artists! Volunteers have and will always be the heart and strength of PAL. As a non-profit, we rely on our talented members to help us bring art to the community and community to the artist!
4. BE A SPONSOR! There are many ways to support the activities of PAL. You can sponsor the Festival or Open Juried Show and have your name and logo featured in our newsletter and advertisements. Buy a membership for a friend! Make a donation to help ensure that in 2023, we have more shows, venues, and activities. Even the smallest donation makes a difference.
5. BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT! Send us your bio and photos of your artwork to feature in our newsletter. Tell us about your shows, exhibits, and art sales. We love to showcase the work and successes of our artists!
6. SHARE YOUR IDEAS! Think it has all been discussed and done? Think again! Our strength is in our numbers, talent, and willingness to try new things. Let a board member know what you are thinking. Working together we can shape the look of art on our peninsula!
I wish you all joy, happiness, and fabulous art in 2023! Stay safe and stay creative!
NEXT PAL MEETING: JANUARY 17TH
ARTIST JUDITH PERRY
PAINTING DEMONSTRATION AT THIS MONTH’S PAL MEETING
The PAL General Meeting will be on Tuesday, January 17th at 5:30 pm at the Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332, where we will host artist Judith Perry. She is president of the Women Painters of Washington and has studied at Pacific Lutheran University, University of Puget Sound, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Honolulu School of the Arts Academy.
“The passion comes from the first drop of color on the surface. The drawing and composition are the warmup for that to happen. The world is full of beauty and shapes and social circumstances—seeing is the most important skill for me as an artist.”
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2023
Minter Elementary School STEAM Night March 31st
Minter Creek on the Key Peninsula is hosting a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Night on March 31st and is looking for volunteers to create a booth representing the A for ART. For more info contact:
Amanda Hefa, email@example.com or call 253-530-4392
Summer Art Festival Meetings January 12th @ Timberland Bank
Our 37th annual two-day Art Festival is coming July 15 & 16! Be a part of the committee that has the most fun! The festival will showcase over 100+ juried artists and craft vendors, a kid’s corner, a literary corner, more food trucks … and we are bringing back the music! Please consider volunteering as it’s important that our Art Festival stays strong! Remember that the proceeds provide art scholarships for local high school students, one of PAL’s core missions. For more info contact:
Chair: Heide Solandros, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-878-2070
Vice Chair: Ketty Lane, email@example.com or call 323-376-9420
Join the Communications/Publicity Team with Bill Wachtler!
Are you good at writing copy for press releases and ads? Help us expand our publicity opportunities, raise the level of awareness of our events, and raise our public profile as an arts organization! The Summer Art Festival, the Open Juried Show, and Member Shows could use your wit and wisdom. We have some new and exciting ideas to establish strategic and consistent messaging and branding across all media platforms. Join us! For more info contact:
Bill Wachtler, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-225-3564
Come Swing a Hammer!
Our Annual Open Juried Show is slated for October of 2023. This popular show, now in its 21st year, draws entries from throughout the United States and Canada. Sign up to join the committee to help with the planning and or hanging of this major event! This prestigious exhibition awards more than $6,000 in prizes. For more info contact:
Suzanne Leichman, email@example.com or 253-851-8695
TAKE A CLASS IN 2023! MAKE MORE ART!
Now’s the time to commit to expanding your skill set, try something entirely new, or just have some creative fun. Here are a few options to consider. Grab a brush, a pencil, some pastels or oils, even a sewing needle and see how you can inspire your art practice. Make time for yourself a priority and enjoy the creative process!
NORTHWIND ART CLASSES | PORT TOWNSEND
SEATTLE ARTISTS WAY CENTER | ON ZOOM (left) CLICK HERE!
PRINTMAKING CLASSES WITH YOSHI NAKAGAWA | TACOMA (center) CLICK HERE!
WATERCOLOR LIVE! | VIRTUAL THREE-DAY WORKSHOP (right) CLICK HERE!
DEADLINE: February 21, 2023
Don’t forget! Screening occurs before the member meeting. If you are a new member and interested in getting screened, or a current member who wants to be screened in a new medium. To find out more information and get the PAL Screening Guidelines CLICK HERE.
ENTRY DEADLINE: January 24, 2023
The NWWS Member’s Exhibition, WATERWORKS, is an annual juried exhibition showcasing the work of members from across the U.S. and around the world. Opening in April, this juried exhibition is open to all NWWS members in good standing. For more information and entry forms CLICK HERE.
Best of Northwest Spring Show
DEADLINE: February 6, 2023
Artists are invited to apply for the 33rd Annual Best of the Northwest Spring Show to be held in-person April 15th and 16th at the historic Hangar 30 in Warren G Magnuson Park in Seattle. For entry information CLICK HERE.
PAL Summer Art Festival
DEADLINE: February 28, 2023
37th Annual Summer Art Festival Call to Artists! Be a part of the Peninsula Art League’s 37th Summer Art Festival held in beautiful historic downtown Gig Harbor, WA from July 15-16, 2023. CLICK HERE to APPLY!
NPS: 37TH Annual Pastel Open Exhibition
ENTRY DEADLINE: March 26, 2023
The Northwest Pastel Society will host an Online OPEN Juried Show for their 2023 Exhibition using OnlineGalleryShows.com as a platform. This is an OPEN show; you do not need to be a member of Northwest Pastel Society. For all the details, requirements, and important entry information CLICK HERE.
Tinted Light: Edward Curtis Picture Opera
UNTIL FEBRUARY 2023
Harbor History Museum
This special exhibition features hand-tinted slides created by photographer Edward Curtis to promote his life work: the 20-volume North American Indian. Curtis was a Seattle-based photographer most known for his striking portraits of indigenous peoples. For more details CLICK HERE.
16th Annual CVG Juried Show
Opening JANUARY 14
The 16th Annual CVG Juried Show opens on Saturday, January 14, at 11 am at the Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton. The opening ceremony will have free refreshments and live music from harpist Carol Holst at 4pm. This annual show, juried by noted watercolor artist Carla O'Connor, will feature work by artists from all over the State of Washington. The exhibit will run through Friday, February 24. For more details CLICK HERE.
Tina Modotti in Mexico
Art History Talk with Rebecca Albiani
JANUARY 18th at 11:30 am
Vashon Arts Center
The 2023 Rebecca Albiani art history talks begins with Tina Modotti (1896-1942) who traveled to Mexico as photographer Edward Weston’s apprentice. Modotti developed her own photographic vision combining strikingly modernist technique with subjects drawn from traditional Mexican life. For more details CLICK HERE.
Ginny Ruffner: What If?
UNTIL FEBRUARY 2023
Bainbridge Art Museum
Seattle artist Ginny Ruffner takes us on her unique journey of artmaking, spanning over forty years. Ruffner’s prolific career includes paintings, installations, public art projects, metal and glass sculptures, cast glass, and works activated through augmented reality. CLICK HERE.
HAVE SOMETHING TO SHARE WITH PAL?
February newsletter deadline is January 23rd. Email info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Portrait Group continues to meet through the wintery wet months. Please send email to email@example.com to get on the list. FYI, emails are not sent on a regular basis. Anne only sends emails to alert the group when there’s a week off, a COVID break, or an especially interesting model! The group meets on Fridays from 1-3 pm at Village Concepts. Bring your supplies, an easel (if you like) and $5 to chip in for model's fees.
The Fox Paw Painters on Fox Island meet 10 am-2pm on Wednesdays at Nichols Community Center. $5 a month. Open to all to do your own thing in a welcoming atmosphere. Contact Charli Meacham for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-449-7851.
The Urban Sketchers will continue to meet through the Fall and Winter. Interested sketchers can access our schedule at: https://urbansketcherstacoma.blogspot.com Please contact Lori Johnson with any questions: email@example.com.
NO DECEMBER BOARD MINUTES…NO MEETING!