Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League!
We Wish You a Happy & Creative Holiday Season!
There is no General Meeting During December
Almond Avenue School
Cultural Arts Building
Message from the PAL President
PAL could not exist nor function without the tremendous help of all of our volunteers. We are losing one of our longest, behind-the-scenes volunteers, Bill Zobel, who has been our Treasurer for well over 10 years. Bill has done an extraordinary job of paying our bills, sending checks to the artists when their art sells, paying our taxes, giving us a monthly Treasurer’s report, and much more. PAL wishes to extend a huge thanks to Bill, and to honor him with an honorary membership and a wall plaque. He well deserves it! And many thanks to Rahul Prasad, who will step into his shoes!
We are well on our way to filling most of our Officer positions and our Committee Chairs for 2016, except for the President’s position. I made the decision to stay on
for one more year, or as “Acting President” until a new president comes forward. I know I have a lot of support from everyone, which made the decision easier. Yes, I do want time to return to my old schedule prior to becoming President, but, I have also met wonderful and dedicated people in PAL whom I know will be important in my life when I turn my position over. And, honestly, I do want to follow through with some of the challenges that will be taking place next year.
We will be facing more change as John West, our VP, will be moving out of the area next year. We will be transitioning to a new Treasurer, and we will be establishing budgets for our committees. We will also be reviewing and updating our By-laws. We will be thinking of ways to support arts in the community more, and possibly hosting another art show. This is all behind-the-scenes work that many of you don’t see. But, as always, anyone and everyone is invited to attend our Board meetings, and/or to join any one of the Committees that you see listed in the back of your Portfolio each month.
Finally, my highest priority is to encourage all the artists in PAL to continue to grow artistically in whatever manner suits them, and our community, the best. Our artists come in many shapes and forms: they make art for a living (including teaching art), they make art for fun or personal pleasure, they make art as a spiritual practice and never intend to display it, and finally, our artists make art to show to the world through as many venues as possible. It is up to us to honor all of our artists, for all of art honors the world.
— Lisa Rigge