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Exhibits & Events

Healing Spaces

We are delighted to announce that PAL’s art exhibition “Healing Spaces” is now live: in-person and online! 33 healing works of art will be on display until July 11th at John Muir Hospital, in the Auxiliary Gallery of the Aspen Center, which is located at 133 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek. This exhibit is intended to create a peaceful space for all the patients, visitors, and staff who daily pass through the halls of the Aspen Medical Center.

A fun online Zoom reception was held on Monday May 20th, at 7:00 PM. Our Judge, Carolyn Lord, honored that Rosemary & Peter Therkelsen, the Auxiliary Board’s Art Committee Co-Chairs, were available at this reception to share their journey with us. And the Winners Are:

PAL JMH Show 2024

“Morning Latte” by Linda Garbarino, Best in Show

Best in Show: Linda Garbarino; Morning Latte
Merit award: Anusha Mishra; Mango Dreams
Merit award: Alana Shoars; Winds of Change
Honorable Mention: Lisa Rigge; Squoqualmie
Honorable Mention: Amy Leung; Best of Friends Honorable Mention: Leslie Hoffmeyer; The Healing Garden

Unable to travel to Walnut Creek? No problem! Our wonderful webmaster Marion Huff has created a beautiful gallery of the show on the PAL website. View online gallery of the show HERE.

Sincerely, PAL-JMH Show Committee

For Healing Spaces Participants:

  • PICK UP ART LOCATION: The Aspen Surgery Center, 133 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek. 
  • PICK UP ART DATE: Friday, July 12. 11:30am – 12:00 pm only. 
  • CONTACT: Show Chair John DeVilliers,

Museum on Main

605 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566925/462-2766  Open Tue-Sat 10-4 

Current Exhibit:

PAL MOM Imagination Expressed Show is over. View online gallery HERE. View Winners’ Gallery Here




Firehouse Arts Center

4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566 –

The Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall

Marie Pascal

Solo Exhibition: June 7 – July 20, Watercolor

Meet & Greet Marie on Saturday, June 8 from 1 – 3pm!

Marie’s Bio

 When I was a child, my parents took me to visit Art Museums all over Europe.  Educated in a school of Graphic Arts in Paris, I worked there for many years as an illustrator before moving to California and starting to paint as an independent artist in the early 90’s. My work has been shown in galleries in Davis, Los Gatos, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Watercolor is a wonderful medium, particularly if you paint on the spot and complete a picture before the light changes. But this medium is also very versatile and forgiving. Working in my studio, I find that it is possible to satisfy my past illustrator’s attachment to details and my admiration for etchings. Watercolor allows me to have both undefined and precise areas, working with the contrast of light and shadow, transparency and opacity in the same picture. Although it remains difficult to express with words my motivation to start a picture, it is often a recollection of a particular place, kept in a memory or in a photograph. The distance in space and time makes me “think again” and reflect upon this special moment. After some composition and color research, I try to visually capture harmony, mystery and balance, looking for a certain feeling of well-being which I hope to share with others.”

Janeen Heath

Solo Exhibition: July 26 – September 7, Multimedia

Meet & Greet Janeen Saturday, Aug 10, 1-3pm

Janeen’s Bio

I call myself a Multifaceted Artist who is “Consistently Inconsistent” and I won’t play by the rules! Music is my drive. My thing. I am a mediocre guitar player but it drives me into this passion for creating visual art. I have loved making this series of guitars. When I created the Artist Series Labels for Wente Vineyards I continued my music theme with various instrumental art on the labels. Wente also commissioned me to decorate a wine barrel which started my love of burning and painting wood. I use every medium that suits my fancy or inspires me. It changes from day to day and moment by moment. I may have 10 projects at one time. I may only complete one or two and I am not afraid of failing. I just keep going!

Janeen Heath Fine Art

Facebook- peace of my art

Instagram- janeenheathart

Other Shows Around Town

Rhonda Chase is the featured artist for this year’s annual San Ramon Art and Wind Festival. As part of this honor she will have a solo exhibition of her newest work at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery in the San Ramon community center from May 2 – 30, with a reception early in May and a meet-and-greet during the festival, on May 27, from 1-3. Artist Reception – Sunday, May 19 from 1-3

Her work is a cheerful mixed media amalgam of old and new styles. It is largely hand drawn ink illustrations, colored and completed digitally (no Ai), and printed on metal. Her show will have over 40 vibrant, colorful pieces and will also include some painting and photography.

Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery – 12501 Alcosta Blvd. May 2 – 30, Mon – Fri, 8:30-5 & Festival hours: May 26-27, 11-6 Reception: TBD Meet & Greet: May 27, 1-3


Livermore Public Library

1188 South Livermore Ave., Livermore
“Flora in Focus” is back at the Livermore Public Library in August 2024
Everyone’s invited to “Flora in Focus” a flower-inspired art show put together by a small group of local floral artists. The show will run at the Livermore Public Library located at 1188 South Livermore Ave., Livermore  from August 1 to 31, with a reception on Saturday, August 17 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Community members can enjoy refreshments, meet the artists & win unique raffle prizes at the reception!
Floral artworks in colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor, oil, gouache, glass, mixed media and East Asian brush painting techniques will be exhibited.
Participating artists are Monique Makepeace, Wei-Ting Chuang, Charlotte Severin, Jenna Hobbs, Helene Roylance, Tejal Shah, Lynda Briggs, Peggy Kervin, Usha Shukla, Ranjini Venkatachari, Rekha Joshi and Meghana Mitragotri.

Contact: Meghana Mitragotri at

LAA Gallery

Upstairs in the Carnegie Building, 2155 3rd Street, Livermore

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11:30 to 4:00. Sundays 10:00 to 2:00.

The LAA Gallery proudly features Jan Watling “As Artist of the Month.” Jan is an artist extraordinary who turns her visions of colorful environments from a pile of paperstrips into an impressionistic, whimsical painting. The completed process is something you want to see when it is completed. Jan’s outstanding quilling work began in 2014 when she entered a United Kingdom based contest and not only was the winner but was featured in the UK Quilling Magazine. Recently, at the LAA Spring Show 2023, Jan won second place overall. The Gallery features several of Jan’s works that are award winners.

In the 70’s Jan learned how to do Quilling, however she is a crafter/artist who quilts, crochets, knits, make chain Maille jewelry, or square wire jewelry; whatever she makes it is beautiful and artistic. She has many talents being a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, singer, She has even worked for Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruise lines as an independent craft instructor. Be sure to stop by and see the display of Jan’s work in the entry at the top of the stairs at the LAA Art Gallery.

Please click  HERE  for latest information on artists displaying and selling their works at the Gallery.