Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League
LAA and PAL Potluck & Social
Monday, September 10, 6:00 pm., Charles R. Winery
LAA AND PAL MEMBERS: The Annual Potluck is coming up September 10th at the Charles R Winery. Please let us know what food you are bringing. Appetizer, main dish, salad, or dessert. LAA will supply water, plates, knives, forks spoons and napkins. If there are too many of one thing, you will be contacted and asked to bring something different. Email Peggy Kervin: email@example.com or Diane Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: To find Charles R Winery, leave 580, at Livermore Avenue going South. It curves and becomes Tesla Road. Drive East to Greenville Road and turn South (passing Poppy Ridge Golf Course) for about 1.5 miles. At the end of the paved road, you will see the Charles R sign. Strait ahead a short distance is the tasting room right in front of you. 925 454-3040. www.charlesrvineyards.com
“The artist’s job is to be a witness to (their) time in history” —Robert Rauschenberg
By the time you read this article, the NEW Pleasanton Art League Facebook Page will be up and running and keeping you informed on Social Media about all of news, shows, workshops and events that PAL will be featuring. A special thank you to PAL Board Members: Usha Shukla and Linda Garbarino for facilitating the beginning of the NEW Facebook Page. Thanks to our Facebook Tech, on the Menlo Park Facebook Campus. Please follow PAL on Facebook and stay informed between your issues of the Portfolio and visits to our website: www.PAL-ART.com.
General Meeting, October 8, 2018, Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building, 7:30 to 9:00 pm. There will be a PAL & LAA Mini Exhibit. Each member is invited to bring one work of art to share with the group for an evening about you. Each artist will be asked to share their art process and art tips with our members about his/her work of art in about a three to five-minute sharing. All work will be displayed, even if you don’t care to share with the group, but would just like to have everyone see one of you new works of art that you haven’t shown before. Refreshments will be served at the halfway point in the meeting. Please plan to join us for this live art share event.
PAL is holding a Mixed Media Exhibit at the Livermore Community Center October 1-31. You do not have to be a PAL member to enter. Entry form is available on page 10 of the September Portfolio or on this website in Call for Artists. Marion Huff, the exhibit chair, would love to hear from you. email@example.com or 925 699-4038. Deadline for entry is September 21.
Note from Marion: The name has changed from Mixed Media Show to Mixed Media Exhibit. The venue only holds 15 pieces, and standard show events such as a reception, judge and awards do not make sense. Still, this exhibit is a chance to show one or two of your pieces in a beautiful space for a month, create name recognition and perhaps even sell one. We had a wonderful November exhibit last year, and I am grateful to everyone who participated.
PAL is hosting a Plein-Air Painting Competition, themed “PAINT PLEASANTON 2018”. This inaugural event, scheduled for September 22 and September 23, 2018, encourages participating artists from around the East Bay to paint Plein-Air from one of the many historic and scenically beautiful locations available in the City of Pleasanton. Mark Mertens will judge the contest awarding prizes totaling $350 on Sunday, September 23rd.
Check out the requirements for this competition by reviewing its prospectus & entry form posted on this website in Call for Artists. A list of suggested painting sites and their locations is also available in Call for Artists. Contact Diana Hostetter at PALPleinAir@comcast.net if you have questions.
We are looking forward to showcasing the many talents of our PAL and LAA members at this contest and hope that you enjoy the camaraderie shared by painting Plein-Air with other local artists. A special thank you goes to the Pleasanton Museum on Main Street for permitting the use of their front lawn for judging and art sales.
Join the fun!
George Garbarino, PAL President
Upcoming General Meetings
October – PAL & LAA Mini Exhibit & Art Share
October 8, 7:30 pm, Cultural Arts Building in Pleasanton
November – Guest Artist Josh Latkin, Ceramic Vases
November 12, 7:30 pm, Bothwell Center in Livermore
January 2019 – Las Positas Scholarship Winners
January 14, 7:30 pm, Cultural Arts Building in Pleasanton
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.