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					General Meeting—P AL
Thursday - 7:00 p.m.
April 24, 2008
Harbor Ridge Middle School        April Speaker—
9010 Prentice Ave
Gig Harbor, WA                        Cecilia Blomberg—Tapestry Artist
Cecilia Blomberg lives in Gig Harbor and has spent the past two years at Stirling Castle in Scotland, work-
ing on a project recreating "The Hunt of the Unicorn" tapestries. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a
tapestry artist and we are fortunate to have her share her experience with us.




She was born in 1950 in Kimstad, Sweden. She grew up in Sundsvall and moved to Stockholm in 1970 where she
attended the National University College of Art, Craft and Design (Konstfack) and received her MFA in 1976.
Though she specializes in tapestry, she has also worked as a muralist and a graphics illustrator.
Since 1977 she has worked in the United States, producing tapestries for public and private collections, and
most recently a major piece for Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington. Ms. Blomberg's tapestries
have appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions and her work is represented in Contempo-
rary Textile Art - Scandinavia, The State of the Arts, The State of the Crafts, Fiberarts Design Book I, IV, V,
VI and VII, World Tapestry Today, and a number of magazines.




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PAL Board 2007 - 2008 - Officers

      President:          Myrna Binion        253-857-4222        myrnalb@comcast.net

      1st VP Co-Chair     George Milliken     253-858-3672        gbmill2@comcast.net

      1st VP Co-Chair     Arvid Anderson      253-549-7339        arvidandbarb@comcast.net

      2nd VP Show Chair   Rhene Johns         253-209-1355        rhenej@gmail.com

      Secretary           Anne Knapp          253-265-6700        annemknapp@gmail.com

      Treasurer           Jon Lonning         253-851-4866        jlonning@centurytel.net

      Mem @ Large         Sherry Weitzel      253-265-1575        sherrylw49@aol.com

      Mem @ Large         Virginia Alvarez    253-851-0015        virginiasalvarez@worldnet.att.net

      Mem @ Large         Harry Sundberg      253-265-3780        hesundberg@comcast.net

      Newsletter Ed       Myrna Binion        253-857-4222        myrnalb@comcast.net

      Festival Chair      Carol Valstyn       253-265-8139        cfvalstyn@comcast.net

      Membership          Christy Camerer     253-853-2178        bluewaterartwork@centurytel.net


      PAL Committee Chairpersons:

      Nwslttr Distribution Roma Loehmer       253-851-1610        fredandromaghwa@aol.com
      Program Chair        Charli Meacham     253-858-9388        charlimeacham@centurytel.net
      Asst. Program        Carol Lemon        206-409-2564        clemon@rfmarch.com
      Publicity            Judy Buskirk       253-549-7389        jpbuskirk@centurytel.net
      Regional Show        Debbie Dorn        425-442-1140        bedorah@msn.com
      Hospitality          Cecile Anderson    253-549-4646        brucecec1@comcast.com
              & Video Library

      Bi-monthly Exhibit Chris Cotton         253-858-6191        no email address
            & Sunshine Committee

      Workshops            Mimi VanBallenberghe 253-857-2449      mimistudio22@comcast.net
      Scholarships         Susan Paredes      253-265-2645        susanparedes@comcast.net
      Poster Design        Anne Knapp         253-265-6700        annemknapp@gmail.com
             & Plein Air Schedule

      Equipment           Harry Sundberg      253-265-3780        hesundberg@comcast.net
      Web Mistress        Charlee Glock-Jackson 253-857-5604      charlee@sunburststudio.com
      Screenings          Marti Green         360-871-2906        marti@martigreen.com
                          & Michele Sleight   360-876-0117 imagineartstudio@michelesleight.com

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President’s Message-
Hi Everyone - It’s time for another President’s Message
and my brain has jet-lag! My daughter, sister grand-
sons and I went to France! Whoopee!
        We had a great time - we just had a little return
airline adventure and it took us a day longer and a stop
in Houston (that’s Texas) which we hadn’t planned on.
But - that’s the way it goes - we saw so much, ate so
much, met so many wonderful people, walked in an-
cient caves with art from people far back in time,
climbed castle steps, petted French kitties and doggies,
saw incredible paintings. I could show you my thou-
sand pictures, but a lot of them seem to be of rooftops
and rivers and castles and grandchildren - all exciting
                                                                 Myrna Binion at Castle Beynac, Dordognne, France
to me but maybe it would take more space than I have here.
        Here’s what I learned about France:
        -great food! Not a surprise
        -chilly in April but no worse than here
        -Old, old, old buildings, castles, etc. everywhere you look
        -Versailles - so incredible - never seen such opulence, ever
        -Metro & trains - so impressive and fast - also lots of stairs between stations - my suitcase is made very
                well - bumpety-bump!
        -nice people, surprisingly kind, warm and thoughtful
        -clean - no litter!
        -the Louvre - BIG - take at least a week just to get started—overwhelming!
        -d’Orsay - fantastic art - easier to get through
        -Eiffel Tower - also big and sparkly - I like it much more than I expected to
        -Johnny Depp - not at home

        I’m ready to go again in a minute. Just as soon as I add up my bills and figure out what those Euros
really cost in American money!
        Well, maybe my brain will be back in working order before the next meeting. I hope you are coming
because our guest speaker is fantastic. Her weavings are works of art and she is so interesting—I can’t wait to
hear her tell about her adventures in Scotland. You don’t have to be a weaver or a fabric artist to enjoy seeing
Cecilia’s work and hearing her stories. See you there! Myrna



    Coming up on the Calendar:
                April 18 & 19- Workshop with Jeannie Grisham
                June 3, 4, & 5—Workshop with Judy Morris
                July 19 & 20 –Art Festival & Members Show

    Upcoming Programs:
    April       Cecelia Bloomberg "my time in Scotland doing tapestries"
    May         Pal Scholarship Recipients show their stuff!

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  RECEPTION: Sunday, May 4th, 3 to 5 pm
  Show runs from April 29 to June 2, 2008
  LOCATION: Kimball Gallery & Coffee Shop,
  6950 Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor
  CONTACT; Robin Peterson, 253 884-2286
  Experience the magnificence of Montana's
  Glacier National Park from the paintbrush of
  an Artist in Residence. Take a visual hike with
  Robin Peterson from lowland meadows to the
  glacially sculpted high country. Meet wolves
  and bears, butterflies and birds, mountain
  goats, moose and bighorn sheep. According to
  recent estimates the glaciers themselves won't
  last much longer, so come along for a view of
  this spectacular scenery as it exists today.
  Then plan your own trip to explore the Crown of the Continent.
  Join Robin for an opening reception and hear about the artist in residence program and her experience at
  Glacier. She will feature over 25 new oil paintings in this show and will have books and posters available
  for sale at the reception. (bring the kids, I've got a new alphabet book and coloring books too!) A portion of
  the proceeds from the show will benefit the Glacier National Park education program.



Dear Art Community,
My purpose in contacting you is to tell you about an opportunity to gain more exposure of your work and to promote a
worthy cause.
The Rainbow Center of Pierce County, located at 741 St Helens Avenue in Tacoma has it's 2nd annual Out For Art Auc-
tion and Fundraiser coming up on May 4th at Freighthouse Square. Please look at our web page to get details about the
event www.rainbowcntr.org We would love to involve more Gig Harbor artists this year! The advertisement for the
event says that the deadline for submissions is March 31, however the actual date for the jury to meet is April 28th. So
we still have a few more weeks. Please pass this information to any other artists that you know who you think might
want to participate. Kim Sutherin, Rainbow Center Volunteer, 253-221-1028


                                            Earth Artisans Gallery
                                                Call to Artists
Earth Artisans is a new mixed media art gallery in historic Tenino, WA. The gallery features regional artists
in painting, ceramics, glass, wood, sculpture, jewelry, stained glass, wearable art, quilts, cards, and more. The
gallery is accepting artwork in all categories, but is especially interested in adding framed consignment work,
and pieces that were created using recycled materials. Earth Artisans is one of a few full scale galleries serv-
ing primarily a rural community. Earth Artisans has a commitment to being a center of learning for the area
and a source of pride for Tenino. Visit us at 325 Sussex Ave. Tenino, WA 98589 with or without your art-
work! We’re worth the trip! Photos of artwork may also be emailed to: earthartisans@scattercreek.com .
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 to 5:30. (360) 264-2787


Showing at the Kimball Gallery this month as Featured Artists are the Tuesday Figure
Painting Group organized by Mimi VanBallenberghe and Donna Trent. They meet at
Donna’s studio each Tuesday and work from a model. Please stop in at the Kimball
Gallery during April to see their work.                                                                          4
From Sherri Bails: Class info & Travel Workshop                 Michele Cooper. Please go to my website at
                                                                www.michelecooper.com for more information about me.
First a little info about my teaching credentials;              June 13, 14 & 15
  I have a BS in Ed from Northern Ill. U; I majored             Dumas Bay Watercolor Workshop & Retreat with Michele
and minored in art; I have taught at TCC in Tacoma              Cooper, NWWS
since 1993 and in Gig Harbor TCC for 5 years; I am a            Cost: $395 (Includes 2 nights accommodation, all meals for 3
signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.           days, tuition & more) Workshop is open to all levels. . Registra-
My website is www.sherribails.com.                              tion deadline May 25.
  Kauaii Workshop/retreat:                                      Email: Michele@michelecooper.com
   Time: September 20-30, 2008                                  Phone: 360-770-5977
   Cost: $1550,pp-includes air fare, condo rental, and          Workshop Coordinator, Lillian Yeh
car rental.                                                     Email: Lyehhome@hotmail.com
   Condo: Best Western Plantation Hale in Kapaa,                Phone: 425-373-9109
Kauaii.
 I plan the itinerary based on what the attendees want
to do. I send out a "wish list" of many possible                       Congrats! Christy Camerer got best in show
activities, places to paint, and, based on the                         at the Old Silverdale Art Walk!
responses,I plan the trip from it. Couples and artists
using any media and all skill levels are welcome.
  For interest in any of the above activities, please                             From Christy Camerer, Membership-
email me at sjbailsart@yahoo.com, or call:                                        Welcome to new members:
253-848-5209. Thanks, Sherri Bails                                                Nancy Draper
                                                                                  Sandra Herrera
Fumiko Kimura is exhibiting her collages, sumi paintings and Asian brush
                                                                                  Sherrie Bonsell
calligraphies at;                                                                 Kristin Nail

  1. Duo show. M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community
     College through April 25.

  2. Puget Sound Sumi Artists group show: Kirsten Gallery , 5320
     Roosevelt WAy NE, SEattle, WA through April 30.

  3. Duo Show: Sidney Museum & Gallery: 202 Sidney Ave. Port Orchard,
     WA. April 5 through 25. Receptions for the artists: April 12,
     1-3 pm demonstration.

  4. Duo Show at Sandpiper Gallery, 2221 No. 30, Tacoma, WA through
     June 8. Reception for the artists: May 10 (Sat.) 2 - 4 pm.

    ** Sumi painting class; April 25 (Fri.), 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
       Fircrest Community Center, 505 Contra Costa, Tacoma, WA.
       Call 253-752-3845 for reservation.




   Northwest Watercolor Society: We would like to advertise our upcoming Annual Open Exhibition, held at
   the Northwest Craft & Gallery, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA. Exhibition runs April 1st - 29th, 2008. Recep-
   tion and awards ceremony Apr. 25, 5 pm - 7 pm. www.NWWS.org is the link. It’s a great show.



          Barbara Fugate upcoming classes: (www.FromLife.blogs.com for info)

          APRIL 20th, 2008 (Sunday Only): Sensitizing Your Mark: Expressive Figure Drawing
          APRIL 27th, 2008 (Sunday Only): Gesture Figure Painting
          MAY 24 & 25, 2008 (SAT/SUN): Abstract the Figure                                                                 5
                                              PLEIN AIR April/May
Peninsula Art League Plein Air season has started! Save Wednesday mornings (9am till lunch) to join Anne
Knapp in painting outdoors. Our 1st outings will range further afield- into Tacoma to start. Once we get into
prime painting time- Memorial Day to Labor Day- we will stay in the Harbor. Our locations then will be publi-
cized at the Gig Harbor Visitor's Center. Information is posted to the PAL website (PeninsulaArtLeague.com)
and emailed upon request.
On our 1st paint out 4/09- on a supremely foggy and chill day- Ingrid Kager and I sought warmth in the Sey-
more Conservatory in Wright Park. It was warm all right- and delightful. They had an exhibit of glass blown
by students from Hilltop- it was very colorful (see photo).
Next week- 4/16, we go to explore the Puyallup bulb fields. If you wish to carpool- email Anne. If you drive
alone- meet at Van Lierop Bulb Farm 13407 80th Street E. • Puyallup , WA 98372 TOLL FREE: 877-666-
8377 LOCAL: 253-848-7272.
On 4/23 we go to The Museum of Glass in Tacoma (printable directions on their website). This will be fun
whether you want to paint or not! Contact me at
annemknapp@gmail.com before 4/22 if you wish to join us at
The Glass Museum so that I can arrange for group reduced rate
tickets. This trip will give us the unique opportunity to either
paint outside (a fascinating building) or inside in the Hot Shop!
(Bring a drop cloth!)
On April 30th we are invited to paint at Carol Valstyn’s house in
Cromwell area- wonderful views of water and hopefully Mt.
Rainier too.
May 7th- we go to Pt Defiance Park- soooo many choices- the
Rhododendron Gardens should be good, but then there’s the roses
(always early there) and the Oriental Garden.
May 14th- we head to the working waterfront in Tacoma- I plan to
base myself at or near Thea Foss park. If you ever admired Turner- this is your chance to try a similar subject
to his great waterfront paintings.
More info to come!
This is a great opportunity to have fun, learn, meet artists, and advance your art- hope to see you Painting!

Any day painting beats working for sure! Anne Knapp


The PAL critique group meeting at the Gig Harbor Libbrary will have it's next meetings on 4/16/08 7:15pm and 5/21/08
6:30pm. There were 4 participants at the first meeting and everyone felt energized by the feedback, support
and sharing of knowledge and info. We had sharings of watercolor note cards, hand painted silk scarves , pastel , oil
and landscapes, and experimemtal acrylic mixed media. Anyone interested in participating should contact Karen Petril-
lose 582-0653, email deandean03@hotmail.com.


John Wimberley - Photographic Workshop                     PASTEL ARTIST'S OPPORTUNITY: Enter either
May 16 - 18 Sight and Insight                              Slides or digitals postmarked by April 19, 2008. Northwest
On Seeing in Photography—The Creativity Center              Pastel Society's 22nd International Open Exhibition, July 17
                                                           through August 16, 2008. The American Art Company, Ta-
www.BainbridgeIslandCreativityCenter.org                   coma, WA. Juror: Margot Schulzke.
or 1-800-884-2168 for info                                 Over $5500 in cash and merchandise awards. Slides or Digi-
                                                           tals. Prospectus:
From Mary McInnis: I just got notice today of two paint-   send #10 with SASE to Beth Brooks, 4641 Claridge Dr. SE,
ings being accepted into the Northwest Pastel Society      Olympia, WA 98501 or download at www.nwps.org.
members show at the Gallery at the Community Center
at Mercer Island, April 14 - May 30! The Juror is Susan
Ogilvie.                                                                                                            6
                                                  NED MUELLER WORKSHOP--
                                                          MAY 23, 24, 25
                                               This will be a figure and portrait workshop, working from the
                                               model. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome. Oil,
                                               pastel and drawing methods will be demonstrated. The fee is
                                               $200 for the three days plus model expenses, and will be held
                                               at Donna Trent's studio, 4224 83rd Ave. Ct. N. W., Gig Har-
                                               bor. For further information contact Donna at 265-6532.

                                              CLEAN OUT THE STUDIO AND
                                                     GO TO ITALY SALE!
                                              Pat Meras and Donna Trent are hosting an
                                              Art Sale at Donna Trent’s Studio, April 26 through May 4.
                                              Previous work will be on sale, with miscellaneous art supplies
                                              and new work will also be exhibited. The hours will be from
                                              9am to 5pm. The address is: 4224 83rd Ave. Ct. N. W. Gig
                                              Harbor. The artists will be in the studio working throughout the
                                              week. For information contact Pat at 857-5081 or Donna at
                                              265-6532.


                                               Here is another opportunity to see repeats of
                                               “As Close As You Dare Africa” on KBTC— Becci Crowe
                                               Tue 4/8/08 8:00 PM (preceded by Becci’s Interview on Full Focus at
                                               7:30pm) and a late night airing at 1:00 AM
                                               Sun 4/13/08 11:00 PM
                                               Wed 4/23/08 8:00 PM & 1:00 AM



                           Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival Poster Contest
       We had a nice group of Posters done by art students at both Peninsula High School and Gig Harbor
High School, but had no entries from Henderson this year. The PAL board chose the best six posters based on
graphic impact, composition, and appropriate theme. The top six were displayed at the PAL Meeting and the
members voted to select the poster for 2008 Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival.

The winners are:
1st Place- Arianna Smith- Peninsula High School $100 Award- this will be on Posters and T-shirts for our
        Summer Arts Festival.
2nd Place- Johanna Walther- Peninsula High School- $50 Award
3rd Place- Kathryn Bronstad- Peninsula High School- $25 Award
        The winning Teacher is Christine Burris who will receive a $100 Award also.
The students and the teacher, as well as the Gateway, will be invited to our meeting on April 24th to receive
their awards and photos will be in next month’s newsletter.
         Charlee Glock-Jackson and Carol Valstyn are working to take jpegs of the winning poster and to de-
velop the poster and advertising for the Festival.
        Submitted by Anne Knapp

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PAL Board Meeting Tuesday March 25, 2008

Present: Myrna Binion, Carol Valstyn, Jon Lonning, Anne Knapp, George Milliken, Arvid Anderson, Sherry Weitzel, Virginia Alva-
rez, Debbie Dorn, Harry Sundberg, Christy Camerer, Harry Sundberg, Rhene Johns, and Charlee Glock-Jackson.

The meeting was called to order at 10:06am at Bogue Visitor Center.
The Minutes were approved as posted in the Newsletter.
Treasurer, Jon Lonning said that our net worth is $120,381.
Membership- Christy Camerer reported that the membership is at 238 and building. The website is helping; we can expect to possi-
bly gain some Pt Orchard members as the So Kitsap Arts group is dissolving. All were reminded that we will need new people to
step up to serve on PAL board as Myrna and Anne are both stepping down next year and Carol Valstyn will need additional help
with the Festival. It is recommended that any members interested in joining the board would be welcome to attend a board meeting.
It was mentioned that it would be nice to have name tags again so that it would be easier to learn member’s names, etc. Christy is
going to bring the name tags that we have to the next meeting- maybe we can all make “individualized” tags for ourselves. It needs
to be each member’s responsibility to bring with them to the meeting.
Update on Meeting space- Myrna reported that we are set to meet at the school in March, April, and May. We are trying for the
Peninsula Church for June meeting. It has been very frustrating. All our members need to keep their eyes and ears open for proper-
ties or opportunities.
Update of Equipment expenditures and use: we now have computer plus digital projector and software to help forward PDF files
for newsletter and to do power point presentations with the projector. We will use it at the Thursday meeting. The projector was used
at the Festival screening.
Website- Charlie Glock-Jackson reported that there has not been many people sign up for the Member page offer ($65 for a webpage
with 3 images and a short bio, and an option for a link to the member’s own website). It was suggested that many members are not
computer savvy and maybe need a workshop to help them take part. It was suggested that perhaps Renee Crist could help. Several
people could bring lights to held do a workshop to take pictures and set up info for webpage. It was mentioned that people who al-
ready have their own website perhaps did not take advantage because all they really need is a link. It was proposed by George and
2nd by Sherry and unanimously approved that we off a link for members to their websites for only $20.
Art Festival- Carlo Valstyn reported that the screening of the vendors at St Nicholas went very smoothly. There were fewer vendors
applying this year, but we have plenty to fill the festival. We need to talk to the City and to the Police so that there are no conflicting
permits granted and if we have problems with the neighbor on Judson Street, it will be clear with the Police about what needs to be
done. The city of Gig Harbor wishes to have our presence downtown, and if that is so, they need to be more supportive. It was rec-
ommended that the PAL booth be located more on the main street and that we have better directional signage, especially for food
vendors. Virginia has been helping carol- she took care of getting all the postcards out to the vendors about screening.
Art Workshops- Mimi has enough people for the Grisham workshop- but room for a few more. It should be a fun water media
workshop. Sign ups will be coming soon for the Judy Morris workshop- it will go fast.
Regional Show- Debbie Dorn says she had a lot of entries, and she is getting a $2000 grant from the Gig Harbor Arts Commission.
She says she would like a secondary person for about 2 hours per month year round- to share coffee and ideas. We had notified other
arts groups, Christy said she can get lists from other groups to use for mailings. Jon Lonning will supply money for labels and post-
age.
Scholarship- Susan Paredes emailed a report. Earlier this year she met with the Art department at PHS to clarify the requirements
for scholarships. PAL wishes to stick to the requirement of a student making a scholarship notebook in order to apply for a PAL
scholarship. On March 25th she and her team judged the scholarship notebooks at Peninsula High School and on April 14th they will
do the same at Gig Harbor High School. She does not have a date yet for Henderson. She is in the process of refining Adult Scholar-
ship requirements and the written guidelines will be available soon. She is setting up an easier way to track who got scholarships
when.
Member Shows- Rhene Johns reported that TCC Gig Harbor Campus would like to host another PAL show this Fall. Rhene is going
to make sure they give us more space this time.
Plein Air- Anne Knapp reported that the schedule for the Plein Air season is done and a complete schedule will be posted on the
website. We should meet on Wednesdays about 9am and paint till lunch, during summer, you can then take part in “Drawing you in”
at Skansie Brothers park if you like. We have some interesting outings planned in April- the Seymore Conservatory at Wright Park
on the 9th, The Daffodil Fields in Puyallup on the 16th, and the Tacoma Glass Art Museum on the 23rd. Any one who wishes to attend
the Glass Museum is welcome to paint outside on the grounds or even in the Hot Shop (with drop cloth)- we get a reduced fee if our
group is over 10 people ($8.00 each)- please email Anne Knapp if you plan to attend.
Poster Contest- Anne Knapp reported that she picked up posters from both Gig Harbor High and Peninsula High, but was unable to
get any poster from Henderson. The Posters were laid out and the board selected the 6 best posters- judging on graphic impact, com-
position, and appropriate theme. The top six will be displayed at the Meeting and the members will vote to select the poster for 2008.
Storage- Harry Sundberg said that there is a lot of miscellaneous stuff in the storage unit that has not been used in years and he
would like to clean some of it out so that there is more room for the usable items. Carol Valstyn asked for advice on how many years
back she should keep receipts/information from the Festival. Consensus was that 2 years was probably adequate for our needs.
Meeting adjourned at 11:55 am                                                                                                       8
Respectfully submitted, Anne Knapp, secretary
                       PAL Member Gallery— Online Opportunity
       We have heard from our PAL Members that a number of people already have their own
Web Pages and they would like to have a link to our Member Gallery page on our website. It
was discussed at our last Board Meeting and decided to offer a Link only for $20.00 for our
members.
       We get a lot of “hits” from all over the country and we are linked to other groups and to
the city of Gig Harbor, so for $20.00, your website will be opened up to a lot of connections.
It doesn’t matter how good your website is if no one can find it!
       Please understand, PAL doesn’t make any money from this process. The website Mem-
ber Gallery is a service to our Members and is an opportunity for people to get their paintings
posted online without having to pay for their own website or maintain a website. However, to
have an attractive gallery, we do need cooperation and participation!
       Call or email Charlee Glock-Jackson at 253-857-5604 or charlee@centurytel.net for
more info regarding how get started and how much it will cost. She will even assist you with
digital images!


                                                 PAL Members accepted into the NW Pastel Society Show at the
Gallery For Sale:                                Mercer Island Community Center are:
From Adria Hansen: There is a well estab-        Anne Knapp—1 painting
lished gallery in Tacoma that is for sale. The   Donna Trent—2 paintings
owner is soon to retire....his name is Bob       Mary McInnis—2 paintings
Mead and the gallery is Art Concepts on          Pat Meras—2 paintings
Broadway.                                        Pat Rush—2 paintings
http://www.artconceptsonbroadway.com             The opening reception is 5:30 p.m. April 17, 2008




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June 3, 4, and 5:      WATERCOLORS FROM START TO FINISH
(Tue., Wed., Thur.)                     WITH JUDY MORRIS; AWS, NWS
9:30 AM – 4:00 pm.  (all levels)
                                 $325 PAL members; $350 Non-members
                               Cost:
Nationally Known Artist in Gig Harbor! Registration deadline: May 23rd

Registration forms are available online or contact mimistudio22@comcast.net
Don’t miss the chance to take these great workshops right here in Gig Harbor—close to home,
less expensive for members, top level instruction and learning experiences!


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Marti Green                    Marti’s trip to China!
                                                                                   Manor by Marti Green
Michele Sleight and Marti Green are new to PAL this year - they are good friends, both from the Olalla area.
They started volunteering for PAL as soon as they joined (much appreciated!) and are in charge of Members’s
Screenings for our shows. Marti recently took a trip to China which was a great thrill. Michele and Marti are
planning a Spring Studio event and invite you all to come and see their work, visit them and get to know them.




                                          by Michele - Chicken Walk
                                          and Here’s to Us!



                                                            Michele Sleight
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Ongoing Classes presented by PAL Members:
Decorative Painting       Dori Wheeler, Teacher, Tole and decorative Classes at 253-851-3192 or-851-3193

Calligraphy               Yulene Brasel is teaching calligraphy in Gig Harbor. Call her
                          at 853-3623 or email callignart@juno.com

Decorative Painting       Jeanne Crider CDA , Teacher. Tole and decorative classes and Watercolor painting
                          classes call for schedule at 253-857-5132 or jcrider@gmail.com

Pastel & Oil     Donna Trent—call 265-6532 for information

Art Instruction—        Carolyn Scott Arnold 360-269-7995 or 884-7771

Portrait and Life Drawing          Contact Harry Sundberg 253-265-3780, or Doug Michie at 253-851-7579

Judy Schiner 253-265-8179—classes full now—call for Fall 08 info

Chinese Brush Classes— Laura Mosley, 253-377-6025 or 253-884-1081
Workshops Susan Paredes, printmaking. 265-2645

FOX Island Painters- There is a Wednesday painting group that gathers at 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM at Nichols
Community Center, on Fox Island. There are oil, pastel and watercolor painters at present. Any interested artist is
welcome for a $10.00 a month fee. Contact Cece Anderson at 253-549-4646 for more information.

Figure Drawing w/models—at Donna Trent’s Studio on Tuesdays—Call Mimi VanBallenberghe at 857-2449

    Jewelry Making - Joan Tenenbaum, Teacher. Private instruction in jewelry fabrication. Call or e-mail
    her at 253-858-7478 or merlin059@centurytel.net

  From Sherry Bails: Saturday Workshops-each month. Gig Harbor is at Hales Passage Community Center. Time and fee: From
  12:00-5:30pm - $50.00. April 26, : Journaling and using color to create a mood and enhance your sketches. May 17--same
  place, time, and fee. The workshop is: Using line to define and enhance your work. We will learn when and where to use "line",
  and where NOT to use it. We will explore texture and colored inks. See Travel Workshop info page 5.)
  sjbailsart@yahoo.com, or call: 253-848-5209. Thanks, Sherri Bails




 Sumi Painting: Fumiko Kimura—instructor - Fircrest Community Center—253-752-3845
4th Fridays of the month: Feb.22, March 28, April 25, 2008, 10 am - 1:00 pm
FOUR GENTLEMEN SUBJECTS: Bamboo, mums, orchids and plum: calligraphy and painting. Learn how
each subject strokes expands to others by use of similar brush strokes.




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