Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League
PAL President’s Message December 2018 From George Garbarino
“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” –Frida Kahlo
Thank you to the members of the Pleasanton Art League for allowing me to drive this wonderful creative vehicle for the last two years. It was my pleasure to get to know a super group of artists here in the Tri-Valley area.
Thank you to the PAL Executive Board including all of our PAL Show Coordinators and our PAL Committee Chairs, without all of your help and creativity PAL would not be as successful as it has been over the last two years.
A special thanks to Diana Hostetter, PAL’s Vice President, for all of her help in reaching out to the City of Pleasanton, the successful partnership with the Museum on Main, The Firehouse Art Center, The Harrington Gallery, the Ignite activities, and for her great work in chairing the new committee for our successful PAL Plein-Air event in 2018.
Special thanks goes to Norma Webb for her untiring service as the Portfolio Editor, and to Gene Gracey for editing our Constant Contact. Thanks also to Diane Rodriguez our Membership Chair for all of her hours of service. Thanks to Pat Smith and Linda Hopwood for chairing our art shows.
Thanks also to the Livermore Art Association for partnering in many of our creative venues in the Tri-Valley. In particular, thanks to Walter Davis, President of LAA, and to Stephen Rodriguez, Treasurer of LAA.
Hopefully, I will continue as your co-chair along with Linda Garbarino for PALs Workshops for a few more years. Check out our reminder for our upcoming Jeannie Vodden’s Watercolor Workshop here.
Good luck and never stop creating wonderful works of art.
PAL Members’ Show at the Firehouse
View pictures from reception in News.
PAL Members’ Show Demos
PAL & LAA General Meeting
Monday, January 14, 7:30 pm
Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building, 4477 Black Ave., Pleasanton
Program: Las Positas Scholarship Winner Aisha Gracie Moniz de Aragao Faria plus Plein Air Setups
PAL Plein Air Artists Beth Okurowski (Oil Painter), Lorraine Wells (Watercolor Painter), Pat Smith (Watercolor Painter) and Nancy Roberts (Acrylic Painter) 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.
View pictures from this year’s Paint Pleasanton 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.