PAL’s “Imagination Expressed 2020”
Partnering with the Museum on Main
January 8 to March 15, 2020.
Reception will be Sunday, January 12 2:00 to 4:00.
Information: Chris Bourg 925 640-3086.
Firehouse Arts Center News
Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall)
Nancy Thompson Memorial Exhibit, PAL Wall, Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, November 6 to January 11, 2020.
It occurs to us that some of you “newcomers” do not know how the PAL Wall named “The Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall” came about.
Nancy Thompson, a talented watercolor and pastel artist, was about 50% of the Pleasanton Art League for many years. She held several offices, including President, but her true love was organizing workshops. Nancy had no fear about tracking down and approaching nationally known artists and frequently talked them into coming to Pleasanton. The PAL Treasury was flush from workshop proceeds during that time.
When Nancy passed away suddenly a decade ago, it was easy to come up with a fitting memorial for her. PAL contributed the proceeds from Nancy’s workshops to the Firehouse where PAL workshops would continue.
And that is why there is a plaque in Nancy’s memory on the Firehouse wall next to where PAL artists hang their work.
Jan Loomis exhibits on the PAL Wall, upstairs at the Pleasanton Arts Center from January 15 to February 22. Jan is an award winning, abstract acrylic and mixed media artist. Much of her work involves application of layers of paint that are subsequently revealed using a variety of techniques. Her methods allow for a complexity to her work while still maintaining a feel of serenity. email: email@example.com
CWA 50th Anniversary National Exhibition, January 11 to February 22, Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton. Opening reception is on Saturday, January 11, 2:00 to 4:00. 916 685-5992.
Firehouse Art Center, Harrington Gallery Shows above. When a show is in the Gallery, the hours are Wednesday–Friday 12:00 to 5:00 pm, Saturday 11:00 to 3:00 pm. Lobby Hours at the Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, are Wednesday-Friday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 925 931-4850, www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse is at 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.
Next Art Exhibit at the Blackhawk Gallery: ADAS’s next show, ‘Palette’ will open with a Reception on Saturday February 1st from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The exhibit continues until April 5th. The gallery is at 3416 Blackhawk Plaza Circle in Danville, in the Blackhawk Plaza. 925 648-8023. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 to 6:00. www.adas4art.org/blackhawk_gallery.
Worth a Thousand Words at the Bankhead Theater Gallery, October 30 to January 6. the correlation between the written word and art: altered books, art and poetry, art with type. Partnering with Livermore’s Poet Laureate to explore literary arts. www.bothwell.lvpac.org/events/2019/10/30/call-for-art-worth-a-thousand-words.
Usha Shukla, PAL Circuit Chair, had two of her artwork images selected for San Francisco Women Artists’ Art Banner Competition. The winning artworks will be digitally enlarged, transferred onto vinyl banners and installed on lampposts in the Inner Sunset in San Francisco for everyone to enjoy for a year.
LAA Gallery News
Diane Rodriguez is our Guest Artist at the Gallery for January, February, and March. Diane is a Pleasanton resident and third generation from the Bay Area. “I paint lush florals (Water Lilies are one of my favorite flowers to paint), still lifes, landscapes and trains. I have a BA degree in Art Education emphasizing studio art. I have drawn and painted as far back as I can remember. I am proud to be a member of the LAA, PAL, ADAS, TAL and CWA as well as the LAA Membership Chair for 22 years.”
Gallery Open House Dates in 2020:
- Valentine’s Day Open House: February 8 & 9
- Mother’s Day Open House: May 2 & 3
- Art in the Park: August 16
- Jewelry and Wearable Art Trunk Show: September 26 & 27
- Christmas Open House: November 28 & 29