Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League!
Message from the PAL President
A big thank-you is in order for Pat Smith and the many volunteers who helped put on an admirable show at the Adobe Alviso this month! In addition, more thanks to Carole Hilton and her crew who took down the racks from the Adobe Alviso and moved them to the Museum on Main, along with those who set up this attractive show. The show runs through May 3rd, so please be sure to see it. More kudos to Gina Kaiper, Beth Okurowski and Linda Jeffrey Sailors for taking on the responsibilities to coordinate our Scholarship Award at Las Positas Community College this year. With the passing of Bill Paskewitz, it was a bit of a challenge to get all of the contacts and paperwork set up so that the award could be decided upon and presented at the Las Positas Spring Art Festival in May and the winning artwork will be shown at the PAL member’s Show at the Firehouse in September. All are invited to attend. Many thanks to Christine McCall who transferred our website to GoDaddy. This gives us more flexibility in updating the website, and it is easier to maneuver. If you are a member of the web Gallery, be sure to send Christine updated images of your work, and check that your membership and web gallery dues are up-to-date so that we can keep your information current. We get a lot of hits to this page, and it’s always refreshing to see the new work artists are doing. Also, grateful recognition to Kim Moir (one of our new members), John Trimingham and Beth Okurowski for their work on designing PAL’s downtown banner. The final design has been approved by the Board, and the banner is now on order. You will see it hung on the arch in downtown Pleasanton for our Firehouse Member’s Show this fall. Sign-ups are now being taken for our annual Artist’s Flea Market on Saturday, April 25th, which is chaired by Karen Fleschler. Following that is our 2-day drawing workshop at the Firehouse Arts Center. The Big Draw on May 9th and the 1st Wednesdays in downtown Pleasanton (starts on May 6th) are two non-sponsored PAL events we like to engage in. As our Belief Statement says: “The arts are an essential element of a rich and vibrant community.” Let’s continue to enrich ourselves and each other with these wonderful opportunities in our community!
— Lisa Rigge