Monday, January 18, 2010

PAL Members' Show

On January 17, PAL members gathered at the Kimball Gallery for the Peninsula Art League Members’ Show reception. The judge for the show, Val Persoon, is an accomplished artist from Tacoma. Val was asked to give a critique of each awarded painting, and offered insightful comments and advice to all. She spoke of the importance of good quality framing. “Have your friends buy you pizza, and use your grocery money on framing,” she advised. She mentioned the high caliber of art at this show was something for which PAL could be proud.

Here are the winners:

Best of Show

“Mia Madre”

Mixed Media

Lynda Lindner

First Place

“The Traveler”

Soft Pastel

Kari Tirrell

Second Place



Charles Salak

Third Place

“Waves V: Green Passage”


Judy Buskirk

Honorable Mention

“Miss Columbia”


Patricia Rush

Honorable Mention



Cheng Lee

Judge Val Persoon (left)

The Kimball Gallery is located at 6950 Kimball Drive in Gig Harbor, WA. The show ends February 8th, 2010.


  1. Great show and congratulations on your first place ribbon! Job well done Kari!