Followup for PAL Alviso Adobe Show –
Judge’s Comments Following the Adobe Show: My first impression of the art space was noting the vast amount of light…what a beautiful venue, inside and out! The artwork collected there was fitting in its caliber and quality. I was impressed with the number of creative pieces collected in one place, seeing not just some unexpected combination of materials, but clever content as well. I saw thoughtfully considered compositions and techniques that “played” with application, and deliberate obscuring of information that gives the public choices in their interpretations. A “thinking artist” is a beautiful thing. It takes images way beyond just the process of defining something visually, and adds the personality, mood, message and dreams of the artist.
The measure of an artist is not limited to what is displayed on the wall. It is also about the process of working from a place of uncertainty; taking cautious steps forward and faulting steps back, hoping that a discovery of unique expression will arise out of facing the unknown. The artist begins with a vision, endures through its creation, and with a deep breath, allows something personal to become public. Peggy Magovern
From Pat Smith – Show Coordinator: I would like to thank all the artists who entered the Aviso Adobe Show and all the artists who volunteered and helped make this show possible. Because it is an “Open Show” it allows artists of all ages and levels of experience to show their art and to enter this show.
PAL can be grateful to the City of Pleasanton for letting us show at the Alviso Adobe. The venue is beautiful, open and light, and lets visitors enjoy the scenery as well as the art.
I will be turning over the show next year to the very capable hands of Linda Hopwood. She is not only a wonderful artist but amazing at handling this show. As I always say, “Many hands make a light load,” and that is why PAL can continue to put on all our art shows. – Thank you all
The Essential Figure 2017 May 19-21: 9th Annual Fine Art Show sponsored by the Livermore Art Association. Figurative Art Exhibition & Sale, Bothwell Art Center, 2466 Eight St. Livermore.
Pre-Registration: Not Required.
Judge: Jacob Hankinson. Website: www.jacobhankinson.tumblr.com.
Receiving: Saturday, May 13th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Bothwell Art Center, 2466 Eight Street.
Reception: Saturday, May 20, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Awards presentation at 7:30 pm.
Exhibit Hours: Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21: 11:00 am – 4:00pm. Daily Peoples Choice Award: Announcement on Sunday, May 21 at 3:30 pm.
Artist pick up work: Sunday, May 21 between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.
For more information & entry form, contact Barbara Stanton 925 373-9638. Information: email@example.com.
LAA Spring Art Show:
Save the dates: July 27 through September 2.
Receiving: July 19.
Reception: Wednesday, July 26, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Opening of show: July 27.
Return of art work: September 5.
Judge: Dale Laitinen.
Pat Smith is PAL Show co-ordinator. To volunteer or for questions about the Firehouse show, call her at 925 846-4138 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alameda County Fair June 16-July 9. Entry for Fine Arts Division is on-line by April 26. www.alamedacountyfair.com/
East Bay Open Studios in the Tri- Valley: Late registration is available at www.eastbayopenstudios.com/late-artist-registrations/. If you need a collective space (if you don’t have your own studio setup), sign on with Bothwell as well for $20 additional by emailing email@example.com.