Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League
PAL & LAA General Meeting
Monday, January 14, 7:30 pm
Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building, 4477 Black Ave., Pleasanton
Program: Plein Air Painting: What You Need, How To Set Up, Etc. Plus PAL Scholarship Winner
Remember “Paint Pleasanton 2018” September 22-23? PAL hosted their first Plein Air Painting Competition which turned out to be a big success. Painters chose their subjects; many painted the historic buildings in town and an exhibit and judging took place on the Museum on Main lawn.
Are you interested in learning what is involved in outdoor painting? Come to this meeting on January 14th & find out! PAL Plein Air Artists Beth Okurowski (Oil), Lorraine Wells (Watercolor), Pat Smith (Watercolor) and Nancy Roberts (Acrylic) will demonstrate at four separate stations and show how they set-up for a plein air painting session. They will answer your questions and help you become acquainted with the plein air painting experience. Then you will be ready to join the fun! Plein Air is not limited to one or two mediums so they will show how to adopt your chosen medium to plein air.
Bonus: Aisha Gracie Moniz de Aragao Faria, a two-time PAL Scholarship Winner from Las Positas Collage, will show a number of her works of art and will comment on her creative process.
Free Admission. Bring a Friend!
Plein Air Setups at 2018 Paint Pleasanton:
PAL President’s Message January 2019 From Beth Okurowski
I would like to thank you all ahead of time for having me as PAL’s president this year. It is a humbling honor. I began my PAL membership in 1998 (took a few years off when my kids were little) and have served on the board under many respect-
worthy Presidents. My favorite role so far has been as Scholarship Chairperson. I served on PCAC’s board in the early 2000s, and was part of the Pleasanton Downtown Pubic Art Task Force in 2007.
I grew up in Michigan, and began my formal art education at the University of Michigan, where I received my bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, then an MFA in medical and biological illustration, (also from U of M). I’ve worked as a medical illustrator, graphic designer, and as an art editor for Wadsworth Publishing Company in Belmont, CA for their science books (I am a total science nerd!). I like to paint in oils, love my garden, swim and hike to keep me moving, and study projective dream work (ask me sometime).
Lastly, please come to our board meetings and be a part of the decision making. For me, it enriches the whole PAL experience. We also have a couple of board positions that need to be filled. If you like to give away money and art supplies to people who are eternally grateful, then the Scholarship Chairperson job may be for you! I will train you and give as much assistance as you would like. Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to working together this year, Beth Okurowski
PAL will hold an election for 2019 Officers at the beginning of the General Meeting on January 14, 2019 at the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building, 4477 Black Avenue, Pleasanton.
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.
PAL Board Vacancies
Help us find nominees here.
Upcoming General Meetings
February 11, 7:30 pm, LAA & PAL General Meeting at the Bothwell Arts Center, Livermore. Linda Ryan will be speaking on Layering.
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.