About the Peninsula Arts Association

Join the paa today and support the visual arts in the long beach WA area

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Contact Us

Email: penart321@gmail.com
Mailing Address:
PAA
PO Box 321
Ocean Park, WA 98640

Our Mission

The mission of Peninsula Arts Association ("PAA") is to encourage, stimulate, support, and promote creative expression by individuals, groups and our community.

Our history

Peninsula Arts Association began as an informal gathering of local artists in the 1970s. In 1996, the group filed incorporation papers as a nonprofit entity as Peninsula Arts Association with the State of Washington. Two art show were held in 1996, one in April with entries from 50 artists and one over Labor Day weekend with over 50 artists. In January 1997, PAA filed for federal 501(c)(3) status with the IRS - the filing was approved.

Member Benefits

Members of PAA are eligible to participate in the Spring and Fall Art Shows and the Summer and Fall Open Studio Tours. These events bring awareness to the work of local artists and a percentage of sales from the art shows help support our art community.

Membership Levels

The PAA membership year runs from January 1 to December 31.
Individual Membership = $40 per year.
Family Membership (limited to 2 individuals) = $50 per year.
High School Student memberships are free but require a membership application to be completed and submitted.

Membership Meetings

Membership meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month except for July, August and December when no membership meetings are held. Unless otherwise noted, general membership meetings are held at the Pacific County Public Utility District building at 9610 Sandridge Road, Long Beach, Washington. Meetings start at 6:00PM and generally end by 7:00 PM.

Our Officers

> President – JoAnne Webster
> Vice President – Vickie Branch/Vikki Rennick
> Treasurer – JoAnne Webster, temporary treasurer
> Corresponding Secretary – Dierdre Duewel (email/Facebook/Press Releases)
> Recording Secretary – Charlene Conner (minutes)
Directors –
> Luana Swenson (Art Shows/Scholarship)
> Robin Stromholdt (Art Around Town)
> Linda Marsh (Studio Tours)
> Rebecca Lexa (Website updates)