Exhibits & Events

PAL Events

PAL’s Thirteenth Annual Show at the Museum on Main








Wednesday, January 13 – Saturday, March 6

“Three Friends” by Joanne Spurr

Visit the PAL’s Virtual Show of 2D works HERE

Sales of art works are being handled by the Museum on Main.

Visit MOM’ Virtual Show of 2D and 3D works HERE.

Reminder  to Artists: Take down and pick up Saturday, March 6, 4 to 5 PM and Sunday, March 7, 10 AM to Noon. Information: chrisbourg6@aol.com, phone 925 640-3086


The PAL MOM Show Winners

David Wagner, an art instructor at Las Positas College, judged the show awarding ribbons and Gift Cards to Way Up Art and Frame

Chloe by Tejal Shah (acrylic)
Portrait of a Woman by John DeVilliers (pastel/colored pencil)
Serenity by Chandana Srinath (acrylic)
Waiting by Maria Grazia Romeo (oil)
Honorable Mentions:
The Admiralty by Helene Marie Roylance (watercolor)
Bristlecone Bark by Ron Rigge (photo)
The Gardeners by Marie Pascal (watercolor)
Heron at Morro Bay by Joanne Spurr (colored pencil)
Historic Napa Vineyard by David Gates (oil)
Mask with Flowers by Robert Nicolosi (mixed media)
Mid-Life, Bishop CA by Lisa Rigge (photo)
Nasturtiums by Meghana Mitragotri (watercolor)
Spring by Wei Ting Chuang (ink and watercolor)
Star in Sterling by Rhonda Chase (sterling silver, crystal and porcelain)


Winner’s Gallery – Click on thumbnail to view full size.

Firehouse Arts Center News

Temporary Closure

Firehouse Arts Center and the Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton are temporarily closed. Harrington Gallery Phone is 925 931-4849. Check their website for possible changes to their schedule. www.firehousearts.org

The Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall) is closed along with the Firehouse. Please look forward to a rotating display of PAL Artist art when it reopens

Art in Place:

Visit the Harrington Gallery Virtual Show Art in Place firehousearts.org/gallery/art-in-place/

Other Events

LAA “New Dawn Virtual Show”, February 25 to March 31, 2021 https://livermoreartassociation.org/new-dawn.

New Dawn Secured a Whopping Number of Entries! Are you ready for this? LAA’s very first virtual art show, New Dawn, has resulted in an avalanche of entries from artists in the Tri-Valley and beyond. 85 artists entered 223 absolutely stunning pieces of 2D & 3D artwork in a wide variety of visual art media: Oils, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, Quilling, Paper Mache, Mixed Media, Photography, Printing & Drawings, Linocut, Wood turning, Egg Tempera, Fiber, Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Glass, and more. Our online submission limit had maxed out by 6:00 pm on the last day, February 15th, and we continued to receive email submissions until midnight. Artists from Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, Tracy, San Ramon, Danville, Fremont, Moraga, Stockton, Oakley, Clayton, Modesto, Turlock, San Jose, Belmont and San Francisco are taking part. We have heard from many artists that have been eager to showcase their work; many haven’t been able to do so for more than a year.

The show will be live from February 25 to March 31 on LAA’s website. The majority of the artwork is for sale in LAA’s online store https://livermoreartassociation.org/online-store. Stop by, you won’t want to miss this!

Artists were looking for the opportunity to show and sell. It has taken a small but dedicated team of volunteers to turn this possibility into reality. Thank you Christine Watters, Craig Varden and Joyce Moulden for supporting me with your experience, expertise and guidance.

Meghana Mitragotri, New Dawn Show Chair


Nancy Roberts will have a Signature Gallery Show at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts in Alameda, March 5th – March 27th with an opening reception on Friday, March 12th, 7 – 9 pm. The collection will showcase Nancy’s recent acrylic landscapes and townscapes. Learn more at Signature Gallery. Nancy will also be a Guest Artist in the Heartful Artists online gallery, February 1st – March 31st. 

You are cordially invited to a virtual reception on Friday, March 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. For a Zoom link, e-mail Nancy at nrobertsart@sbcglobal.net. The Frank Bette Center is open Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, 1601 Paru St., Alameda CA 94501. Learn more at https://www.frankbettecenter.org/signature-gallery.html


Usha Shukla: I am participating in the new art exhibition at Bankhead Theater, “Sketches in Code, Randomness & Patterns in Science and Art.” This thought-provoking experience explores the math and science that lie behind everyday patterns in nature. Sketches in Code was developed in partnership with the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Using code to create art using mathematical formulas, organic artwork is created interactively and displayed on a monitor, alongside fine art paintings showing patterns and randomness. February 12 to May 2. Bankhead Theater Gallery 2400 First Street, Livermore.

Art Exhibit at the Bankhead Theater Gallery, “Sketches in Code: Randomness & Patterns in Science and Art”. Open Fridays 2-6, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Masks required, limited entry. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.

Arts Benicia, “Art of a Community”- the Talents of Members, February 6 to April 11, 2021. 991 Tyler Street #114, Benicia. info@artsbenicia.org 707 747-0131.

LAA Gallery News

The LAA Gallery in the Carnegie Building on 3rd Street will be opening on a limited basis as soon as the county gives the word. In the meantime, the Gallery is working on new shows for Spring and Summer, starting with a Mother’s Day Show outside on the Gallery Grounds (with masking and appropriate social distancing). Look for more news about it soon. We can’t wait to see you again!

LAA Gallery On-Line Store: www.LivermoreArtAssociation.org – Go to Online Store Button on far right of menu and check out all the beautiful art and gifts! Curbside Pickup will be arranged