Welcome to Palette and Brush Club



“Modernist Roses,” 20×20, oil on canvas.


At our June picnic, member Jeanne Ruzzin was awarded Artist of the Year for 2019-2020, for the most cumulative points in our monthly juries during that time. Congrats to Jeanne, and here’s one of her paintings from that period.



NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, Sept. 28th, 10:30 am – 1pm.

See agenda at upper right; below is a link/map to our new location.

Our September Presenter – Anna (AJ) Wainright

As usual, Program Director Ann Kelly has procured a wonderful guest presenter. AJ Wainright is an award-winning Master Pastellist who exhibits nationally and internationally. You’ll want to take a look at her beautiful work ahead of the meeting. Here’s a little tidbit from her website: “Largely self taught, Anna is … driven to paint images that evoke a sense of weather and emotion as well as place; she is known for her atmospheric paintings.” AJ has also consented to do our monthly jury; we look forward to her insights.

NOTE:  We are meeting IN-PERSON at our NEW LOCATION. We will be resuming in-person meetings at Color | Ink Studio in Hazel Park. This is a great facility where we can have a hybrid meeting. You’ll be able to attend all meetings in person or via Zoom, while we’ll continue with our nationally known online presenters. If you choose to attend virtually, 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.

MONTHLY JURY:  We will be resuming our monthly jury with this meeting. The jury will continue to be handled with online submissions, one per member. Take a good photo of some work you did over the summer and send it to Gail Churchill. Deadline:  5pm, Friday, September 24th. Please be respectful of Gail’s time and remember to observe the file naming protocol of LastName.Title.Size.Media.jpg … example:  Richter.PondAtTwilight.12×12.oil


1st Mondays, 10:30 am … Mentors & Protegés. Our critique group. Bring work for feedback or just come along to observe, critique and learn. We are thankfully back to doing these in person, rotating them at member’s homes. Contact Lisa to get on the email list for updates as to when and where, and any revisions.

3rd Tuesdays, 9:30 am via Zoom … Tuesday Tuneup. CANCELLED this month due to a conflicting event. Our monthly open studio via Zoom. We pick a project that you can do, or you can work on your own project. Feedback, camaraderie, no RSVP required. If you’re not on the email list, contact Lisa.

Membership 2021-22

Membership fees were due August 1. Our membership year starts September 1. If you haven’t yet paid, please send a check for your dues asap to Treasurer Jan Gongloff; consult your roster for her address. Nancy includes the roster in every meeting email.

Not a member?

First meeting is free; please email us for a link if you’d like to attend virtually.