About PAA

What is the PAA?

PAA-GF-Banner4_2012_WPThe Peninsula Art Association was organized in 1990 to bring Olympic Peninsula area visual artists together to exchange ideas and information.

We wish to contribute to the motivation and recognition of our members while providing opportunities for education and instruction.

We also hope to inspire and involve others in the community in the enjoyment of visual arts by sponsoring and supporting regular art shows and events.

Serving as the foundation of the PAA, the Executive Officers and Board of Directors coordinate all committees and projects and maintain the financial records needed for our non-profit status. We also encourage members to participate in programs and activities that can broaden their knowledge and increase their skills.

Who Are Our Members?

Our artists have a wide variety of interests and skills. From traditional works, to unique and fanciful creations, there’s something for everyone. Painting and drawing in all media, ceramics, bronze and wood sculpture, stained glass, screen printing, graphic design, and a variety of photographic styles are all used to express our members’ visions. Their skills encompass the whole spectrum from beginner to renowned professionals.

We are also fortunate to include many art supporters who want to encourage artistic achievement and help to make visual art an integral part of our everyday lives.

Come Join Us!

You don’t need to be a member to attend our meetings, but we encourage you to support our efforts. Membership is $25.00 annually ($30.00 for the whole family). Membership includes a monthly newsletter to keep members up to date on upcoming meetings, programs, shows, events, new members, and other items of interest. In addition, membership discounts are available at participating art supply stores and at PAA sponsored workshops and events.

You’re Invited!

Check out the Newsletters section for the latest times and dates!

Come to our next meeting and interact with artists and photographers who create and support the visual arts. Each meeting includes business and so much more: a members’ artwork “Show and Tell”, plans for community events, information on art shows around Western Washington, and guest artists bringing new ideas and information on their special talents.

We also enjoy social events with our annual picnic and Christmas party.

Regular meetings:

View meeting schedule HERE

PAA Sponsored Events:


We also support:


Mason County Fair – Art & Photography