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DAC, LAA & PAL Calendar Events

  • October 29 to December 17 – PAL Members Firehouse Show 
  • November 12, 1:00-3:00 – PAL Firehouse Reception 
  • November 13, 1:00 – LAA’s ArtTalk, Bothwell Park 
  • November 14, 7:30 – General Meeting, Social Media and Demo by Jan Watling
  • December 15 – Portfolio Deadline for December Issue 
  • January 9 – General Meeting, Program to be Announced
  • January 18 to March 25 – PAL Show at Museum on Main

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy has five positions open! Professional employment in the arts is uncommon in San Joaquin County so would you like to join our team? William Wilson, Cultural Arts Supervisor. 209 831-6299.

Alameda County Arts Commission announces the 2022 Arts Leadership Award Recipients & Celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month. Congratulations to two of our LAA/PAL artists who have been honored.

Dennis Baker: Among the many activities that Dennis is involved in are as a co-founder of Alliance for the Visual Arts and the co-leader of the TriValley Artists Studio Tour which is scheduled to return in May of 2023. Artists of the TriValley are invited to join AVA free of charge and to share website space and take part in community outreach.

Anne Giancola: An artist, arts educator and education manager of Livermore Valley Arts, Anne is involved with too many cultural and civic associations to mention in our short space. She uses her skills as working with artists and as an arts administrator to enrich Pleasanton, Livermore and the TriValley area.

Want to Know About Events Going on With Other Visual Arts Groups?

Check their websites:

Bothwell Arts Center Shows & Activities: Several Shows, Calls for Artists, etc. can be found at Bothwell Arts Center

Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreats

Darla Bostick’s 15th and 16th, (October 2021 and June 2022)

California Arts Advocates

We Put the Art in ReStArt: We cannot wait any longer, we must act now and urge the Newsom Administration and California Legislature to recognize the disproportionate impact to California’s Creative Industries due to the COVID Pandemic and the state mandated closures and to value the impact of the arts, culture and creative sector to power community engagement, social cohesion, wellness, healing, and state and local economies. In our many meetings with legislative offices, the majority have shared they are not hearing from the arts. We know it is hard to add advocacy to your already long list of priorities, but we will try to make it as simple as possible. For the complete newsletter and links so you an send a letter to the Governor, contact Julie Baker by email,


If you did forward something to a friend, you may be reading this now at a friend’s house or the Gallery, or some other public place, but not in your InBox. Constant Contact is a service set up for members only. PAL & LAA submit email addresses of their members to Constant Contact & that’s how our electronic version of the Portfolio is sent out, as well as reminders of meetings & shows & special bulletins. If you suspect that you have forwarded one of these messages, you have been unsubscribed! You will need to follow the rather complicated procedure to reapply! It is much easier to just not forward any of the information that comes to you from Constant Contact. If you need or want to forward a message, please contact Norma Webb or Gene Gracey to obtain the original copy.

Other Links:

Bothwell Arts Center offers classes for all ages in visual art, music, dance, theater. 925 447-ARTS(2757)

A.R.T. Inc., Adobe Art Center, 20395 San Miguel Ave., Castro Valley. Demonstrations are open to everyone and are free.

A.R.T. Inc. Also Sponsors Art Space: 2:00 to 4:00 pm, first and third Saturdays of the month 20395 San Miguel Ave., Castro Valley. Redwood Painting & Drawing Studio. $5 drop in fee, pay at the door. Information: Valerie Snart, has a rather extensive directory of not only their own painting trips, but places to paint, shows, etc. Check them out.