Welcome to Palette and Brush Club

“Sand and Water,” Kristine Olson’s First Place painting in our monthly jury. 12×48, acrylic. Way to go, Kristine! See the rest of the entries here.


WE’VE GONE VIRTUAL. For now. While we all miss seeing each other in person, the art must go on. Until future notice, we’ll be meeting virtually out of concern for everyone’s safety during the pandemic. We hope to resume in-person meetings next fall. A reminder that our membership year starts September 1; please pay your dues by June 1st to Treasurer Jan Gongloff; consult your roster for her address. Nancy includes the roster in every meeting email.

MAY 25, 2021 – MONTHLY MEETING (Virtual)

Presenter:  Andrea Kowch

A native Detroiter and CCS graduate, Andrea is an internationally acclaimed artist and, according to her website, “the recipient of many honors early on in her young career, commencing in 2003, at age 17, with seven regional Gold Key awards and two national Gold Medal awards from the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, her acceptance into these juried national exhibitions earned her representation at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. in 2003 and at the Diane von Furstenberg Gallery in New York in 2004. By 2005, she was granted a National ARTS in the Visual Arts Award from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (now the National Young Arts Foundation), an honor that ranks recipients in the top 2% of American talent. The winning entries were exhibited at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami. In 2008, Kowch received the Best of Show Purchase Award from the Northbrook Library’s annual juried international exhibition, and in the same year received an Illustration Faculty Award from the College for Creative Studies.” Since then, Andrea has continued to win important awards, participate in many prestigious shows and has gallery representation in New York.


Please note:  Virtual meetings start earlier than our in-person meetings have started in the past.

10:30 – Meeting

11:00 – Presentation by Andrea Kowch, followed by Q&A.

Monthly jury. We look forward to seeing your work for our May presentation, which will be judged by Andrea Kowch. Please send your artwork to Gail Churchill by Friday, May 21, 5pm.

Please download the Zoom app ahead of time, so you can be ready to join us. Here’s a link to download the app , click on the first blue button (please note, this is not the same link as the one for the  meeting, which will be emailed to you separately by Lisa).


To be held at Beverly Hills Village Park. This is a lovely park with a covered pavilion that Amy Gamble was able to reserve for us (thank you, Amy!). This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, we will all bring our own lunches and beverages in lieu of a potluck. We’ll also be awarding our Artist-of-the-Year plaque and doing our traditional painting exchange/grab bag of 5×7 paintings. Participation in the exchange is optional. Those who contribute paintings will receive one.

Not a member?

First meeting is free; please email us for a link.