Upcoming PAL Shows
PAL Museum On Main Show
PAL members have been invited to hang our tenth show, “Imagination Expressed 2018″, at Pleasanton’s Museum on Main (MoM). The exhibit will run from March 21 to May 20, 2018. The Museum provides an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and potential to sell your work. We have a limited amount of space for large paintings (frame larger than 36”).
Available space, size of artwork and number of participants will determine how many pieces by each artist will be displayed. We will probably have space equal to one side of a panel (36″ W x 72″ H) for each artist although work will not be arranged by artist. We estimate each artist will be able to submit two, three or four entries depending on size. PAL volunteers; e.g., Board members, committee chairs or members who help with Set Up and Receiving for this event may have an opportunity to display additional pieces if space is available.
Artwork may be any subject; it is not limited to local scenes. We have a lot of space in glass cases for display of three-dimensional work. Artists entering three-dimensional work to be displayed in the glass cases may not be limited to two or three pieces.
Paintings must be framed and ready for hanging with wire – no screw eyes or saw-tooth hangers. Wire should be securely attached to the frame so that it does not show above the frame when hung on a single hook. Artwork not properly framed will not be accepted. No wet paintings, soiled frames or mats.
The museum will charge 10% commission on any artwork sold during the show.
This is the schedule for the show at the Museum on Main:
- Pre-registration by email required by Thursday, March 8th
- Receiving Monday, March 19th, 11 AM – 1 PM
- The show opens to the public on Wednesday, March 21st
- Public Reception Sunday, March 25th, 2 – 4 PM
- Show ends Sunday, May 20th
- Take down and pick up of art will be Sunday, May 20th, after 4 PM or Monday, May 21st, 10 AM – noon.
You must be a current member of PAL to participate; that means your renewal must be paid before or at Receiving. The Membership form is available on the PAL site. PAL Membership You may pay your dues at Receiving but you must use a separate check for your membership and another check for your entry fees.
The cost is $25 for PAL members. It will be free if you are a member of the Museum with a membership that extends through 2018. Museum membership is tax deductible: $30 for individuals, $50 for families. You may renew your Museum membership or join the Museum at Receiving or online at MoM Membership
The Museum has invited PAL artists to demonstrate their work at various times during the show. Please let me know if you are interested in demonstrating. We will have a sign-up sheet at Receiving.
Please download the PAL Application and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 8th, to register. Download PAL-MoM Application. Provide information about each piece of art you intend to submit: Title, Medium, Size – width x height and Price. You may submit a numbered list if you are submitting small three-dimensional work. Please complete the application and register no later no later than Thursday, March 8th, by e-mailing the completed application to email@example.com.
Please use the following subject line on all e-mail: PAL-MoM 2018 Show
The application also asks if you are able to help with receiving, set-up, pick-up, take down or demonstrating.
You will be notified by return email of the number of pieces you may display.
A copy of the Museum’s PAL Incoming Loan Agreement will be e-mailed to you by Saturday, March 10th. to be completed and submitted at Receiving. Download the labels. PAL-MoM Labels Cut and attach a label to the upper left corner on the back of each frame.
Please DO NOT mail or deliver anything to PAL or the Museum prior to Receiving. Bring a copy of the completed show application you e-mailed to register, artwork with labels and PAL Incoming Loan Agreement to Receiving on Monday, March 19th, when you deliver your artwork between 11 AM and 1 PM.
Coming up: the PAL Harrington Gallery Members Show and PAL Mixed Media Shows at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Check here for details and entry forms as they become available.
Other Upcoming Shows
Art in the Vineyard, Sunday, May 27, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Wente Vineyards Estates Winery, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore with original art, live music and wine tasting. LAA invites artists to display and sell their paintings, pottery, photography and other artwork in spaces set on the grass. LAA will provide five panels for artists who do not have their own displays. Artists with their own 10×10 tents will be provided room for them. LAA’s space fee is $35 plus 20% of sales. There will be a promotional postcard made so If you would like to be included on that card, you will need to apply by March 16. Contact Edmee Keele for application at 925 449-0670 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Application is also available on www.LivermoreArtAssociation.org under “For Artists.”
LAA Spring Art Show, April 7 & 8, Open show, at the Barn, Livermore. Stephen Rodriguez is chairman. email@example.com. For application go to www.LivermoreArtAssociation.org under “For Artists.” See March Portfolio for information about the show and the volunteers needed.
Essential Figure Show, April 27, 28 & 29 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Bothwell Art Center, Livermore. There is no pre-registration required. Receiving April 21 between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. Hanging on April 26. The reception will be on Saturday, 1:00 to 3:30 pm.For application go to www.LivermoreArtAssociation.org under “For Artists.” Information: Barbara Stanton firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresh Works VIII juried exhibition at the Firehouse Art Center, April 28 to June 2. Lecturer Beverly Rayner is the juror and will give a short presentation at the awards reception schedule for Saturday, April 28, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Download Prospectus: Entry Form Fresh Works VIII 2018 Firehouse Information: 925 931- 4839. Deadline March 2, 5:00 pm.
60th Juried Exhibition at The Haggin Museum, Stockton: Sponsored by the Stockton Art League, May 17 – July 15, 2018. This is an open juried national art competition and exhibition. Juror Sabina Turner. Entry Deadline, March 16, 2018. www.StocktonArtLeague.org. To get prospectus, https://client.smarterentry.com/sal. Information: email@example.com, subject line Haggin 2018.
Bay Area Life 2018: May 12 to June 23, Valley Art Gallery, 1661 Botelho Dr., Suite 110, Walnut Creek. Deadline: April 4, 2018. Interpretation of lifestyle that makes the Bay Area such a wonderful place to live. 2D original work only. No reproductions. For prospectus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alameda County Fair Adult Fine Art Competition:
Alameda County Fair has a vibrant Adult Fine Art Competition showing more than 550 pieces of art yearly and awarding Cash prizes in Fine Art- 2D, Sculpture & Photography categories. There is also a Poetry Division and Plein Air onsite competition.
The Fine Art is displayed in the tree covered Plaza Del Arte in the heart of the Fairgrounds. Works of art and poetry are offered for sale if the artist chooses with a very generous percentage to the artists.
Enter online by April 25. Rules and entry information: Fine Arts Guide You can enter multiple pieces and in different categories. When you are ready to enter have your digital image of your art and the art titles listed together for easy entry.
Each year we invite artists to demonstrate during the Fair (outside). a great way to promote your work. Please contact the Fine Art Coordinator Jan Mahood email: email@example.com
The East Bay Open Studios in the Tri-Valley, June 2 and 3, 2018, East Bay Open Studios weekend in the Tri-Valley. Preview May 25, 6:00 to 9:00 at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. Sign up at http://eastbayopenstudios.com/for-artists/artist-registration/. Display space available at the Bothwell Arts Center, 10×10 for $20, register at bothwell.lvpac.org.
Art Under the Oaks, no longer a LAA event, July 21-22 at Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore: If you are interested in participating, contact Cyndee Carvalho or Pam Johansen at the nursery: 925 447-0280 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art in Action at Hagemann Ranch: The Livermore Heritage Guild manages the Hagemann Ranch which is at 455 Olivina Ave., Livermore. They invite artists to demonstrate their art at the Ranch Open Houses which take place on the last Sunday of every month from March through November. There are lots of subjects to inspire you. Several artists took part last year. A sign up poster is behind the counter at the LAA Gallery, or you can sign up by emailing Barbara Soules at email@example.com.
The World of Frida, July 8–September 9, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, Suggested themes for artwork include Frida as subject, her gardens, Mexican culture and fashion, vibrant colors, surrealism, and more. Deadline is April 21. Guidelines & how to apply: www.bedfordgallery.org/frida
Bold Expressions 2018, Northern California Arts, Inc. October 2-28, 2018. 63rd International Open Juried Art Exhibit located in
Sacramento Area. Original artwork only, no photography, film or crafts. Online application deadline August 11, 2018; For Prospectus: norcalartsinc.org & click on Call to Artists. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Trax, third Saturdays of every month, Old Town Pittsburg: a gathering of artists, makers and performers who come to sell their work and connect with a creative community. Contact Erin Mahollitz, Creative Pittsburg at email@example.com.