Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Current Exhibition:

Peninsula Art League 2014 Open Juried Art Show

September 27 - November 15, 2014

The Peninsula Art Museum is excited to announce its 14th annual Open Juried Art Show, being held at the fascinating Harbor History Museum. The Harbor History Museum is located on the historical waterfront of Gig Harbor, WA.  Each year prizes are awarded to artists from across the nation and Canada that have submitted their works to the show. Over $6,000 were awarded in 2013 alone.

This year internationally known artist and author Carla O’Connor will be our Juror. She received her BFA in painting from Kent State, Kent, Ohio, and is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, and an AWS Dolphin Fellow. Her artwork has been featured in magazines and cookbooks.  We are privileged to have her expertise in discerning and evaluating the submitting pieces.

Carla will expand her world teaching skills to Gig Harbor and offer a five-day water media workshop at the Harbor History Museum August 18-22, prior to the show opening. It is both our disappointment and excitement to announce this workshop is current SOLD OUT! 

To enter your artwork please go to for details and click on Peninsula Art League 2014 Open Juried Art Show.

Upcoming Exhibition:

Outside The Lines: A History of Gig Harbor Through the Editorial Cartoons of Don Snowden, 1978 - Present

December 5, 2014 - March 15, 2015

This unique and exciting special exhibition tells the history of the Gig Harbor Peninsula through editorial cartoons once featured in the Peninsula Gateway. Gig Harbor community member and artist Don Snowden, has been providing sarcasm, emotion, and news in his wonderful cartoons since the 1970’s and continues to share the stories of this area in current editions of the local newspaper. His cartoons are not simply clever images, but an expression of how news can be reported and shared from various perspectives and enjoyed in unexpected ways.

The Harbor History Museum is proud to work with Snowden in sharing his talents with the community. The exhibition utilizes Don's body of work to provide both a hands-on experience for all ages as well as a comprehensive presentation of art and history never before seen in Gig Harbor. We welcome both new and longtime residents to be delightfully entertained and pleasantly surprised by the amount of history absorbed from these seemingly simple sketches. Creativity and knowledge are achieved when we think Outside The Lines.

PAL 2014 image
Linda Lindner's "Sassy Bones"

Don image
Don Snowden,1998 w/ color added in 2014

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