Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League
LAA & PAL General Meeting
Monday, April 8, 7:30 pm
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street, Livermore
Program by Wendy McDermott
Artist & Educator
LAA’s April presenter is Wendy McDermott who will be speaking on her evolution from advertising director to artist and art teacher: why she did it, what she did, and how it changed her life. Wendy is a Bay area artist and educator whose works flow effortlessly from jewelry and metal smithing, to sculpture, drawing and painting. She teaches / has taught at many Bay area institutions such as the Academy of Art University, SF, Richmond Art Center, Contra Costa Community College, The Crucible in Oakland, to name a few.
Wendy’s current body of work has evolved from her personal experiences as a wife and mother and encompasses the stories of countless others who have followed similar paths. Through her work Wendy investigates the realm of human adornment. Her work is related to and in some ways derivative of being a jeweler and in fact, employs many of the same techniques. It exists in the framework of “wearable art” – some being functional and some not, thereby removing itself from the context of “craft” and into a gray area where the often separated worlds of craft and art blend.
Free Admission. Bring a Friend!
Got Art? Join the Art Circuit!
As a member of PAL, you are eligible to participate in PAL’s Art Circuit and display your artwork in local businesses. The PAL Art Circuit is a wonderful opportunity for artists, businesses, and the public to come together and appreciate the artwork of the Pleasanton Art League members.
Currently there are six teams with 29 members in the Circuit. We have had sales and it’s a good opportunity for exposure. There are a total of seven locations including the new location at Bank of America in Downtown Pleasanton. Artwork is hung for three months at each location. Change-out days are on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October. Each team moves its work from its current location to its new location.
If you are interested in joining the PAL Circuit or know of any businesses that would like our artwork exhibited in their location, please contact Chairperson Usha Shukla at UshaArtMail@yahoo.com or call at 925 922-1775.
Attention All PAL Members
Membership Renewal and Method you Receive your Portfolio
At the December meeting of the PAL Board, it was decided that members wishing to receive their Portfolio by US Mail would pay an annual subscription fee of $15.00. Members who wish to receive their Portfolio by email will continue to receive their copy free.
This Portfolio (January) will be the last US Mail Portfolio you will receive unless you renew your membership and include the correct fee along with your dues renewal. Please make sure when renewing that you check the appropriate box showing your preference for receiving your Portfolio. (It is under “Membership Type.”) Download the 2019 Membership Renewal form here and mail the completed form and your dues check to the address shown on the renewal form.
Gallery Members, please remember to renew your Gallery page.
PAL Board Vacancies
Help us find nominees here.
Upcoming General Meetings
April 8 – Wendy McDermott, Artist & Educator. Program at Bothwell, Livermore.
May 13 – Dirk Christiansen, owner of Studio 7 Arts in Pleasanton will give a talk about galleries. Cultural Arts Building, Pleasanton
June 10 – Laura Marion, a painter from Livermore now based in LA. Bothwell, Livermore.
July-August – Summer Break
September 9 (tentative date) –LAA & PAL Potluck & Social
October 14th – Artist show and tell, with an emphasis on getting our newer members to participate. Cultural Arts Building, Pleasanton.
November 11 – LAA Program, TBA.
General Meeting Locations
Regardless of location, all General Meetings of PAL & LAA are intended for members of both groups! Please take the short drive between Livermore and Pleasanton. The more the merrier!
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street
Cultural Arts Building
4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
Our Meetings are Always Open & Free to the Public. Bring a Friend.