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PAL’s 15th Annual Fall Members’ Show

From top left: Entries from Alan Frank, Linda Geniesse, Claudette McDermott From bottom left: Entries from Mike D’Amelio, Melissa Mandegarian, Susan Helmer

PAL’s 15th Annual Fall Members’ Show

October 29 to December 17, 2022

Firehouse Arts Center, Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton, CA
Gallery open Wednesday to Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

PAL’s Fifteenth Annual Fall Members’ Show features 75 2D and 3D works – oils, acrylics, watercolor, linocut, pen & colored pencil, pastels, encaustic hot wax, fused glass, and porcelain art – all by PAL artists.

During the show, multiple live artist demonstrations are scheduled. See Demo section below.

Read about the show in Pleasanton Weekly HERE. View online show HERE.

Reception Report 

Seema Mahboob judged the show and awarded a Best in Show, three Merit Awards and four Honorable Mentions. Seema did her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Punjab University. She has extensive experience in teaching both drawing and painting. Her paintings are with numerous private collectors. She is currently teaching at Center for Community Arts and Mount Diablo Adult Education. Her area of focus is in human figure and portraits. Examples of her work are on Instagram:@seemamahboob.art0

Visitors voted for for two additional People’s Choice Awards between October 29 and November 11. PAL is fortunate that the People’s Choice Award this year is sponsored by Livermore’s Way Up Art & Frame, a favorite resource for all Tri-Valley artists.

Awards were presented at a reception on Saturday, November 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. PAL was honored that the Best in Show was awarded by Pleasanton’s Mayor, Karla Brown.

The reception started with a performance by the award-winning Cantabella Children’s Chorus.   Awards immediately followed the performance.  The Cantabella’s Honors Choir and Chamber Choir were featured. The Honors Choir is composed of selected treble voices who have demonstrated the highest quality of musicianship and vocal abilities. Its ensemble is composed of 7th to 12th grade students dedicated to intensive past and present rehearsals. In addition, the Chamber Choir is comprised of advanced singers in the 7th through 12th grades.

Reminders For Members’ Show Participants:

  • PICK UP ART DATE: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 3:30 to 5:00 pm
  • Download Prospectus HERE.

Demos during PAL’s 15th Annual Fall Members’ Show


Upcoming Demonstrations:

List of Demo Artists with pictures HERE.

The Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall

The Nancy Thompson Memorial / PAL Wall is located on the second floor of the Firehouse Arts Center and open for visitors during normal operating hours  – Wednesday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturdays 11 am to 3 pm.

John DeVilliers Exhibit

John will be showing his artwork on the Nancy Thompson Memorial PAL Wall at the Firehouse Arts Center from October 29 – December 17. He will be holding a Meet & Greet upstairs at the Firehouse on Saturday, November 12 from 1-3pm. Read the Firehouse Art Center’s announcement of John’s exhibit HERE.

John writes “My name is John DeVilliers. I am seventy-one years old and am honored to be able to display my work on the PAL Wall and at PAL’s year end members show. I was a professional Classical Ballet dancer in my youth, having been lucky enough to receive a two-year scholarship at the Joffrey Ballet school in New York City. I danced in America and in Germany and loved every minute of it! I also had careers in Massage Therapy and as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. I am a late bloomer into the world of art. I took classes intermittently during my working years but only seriously started drawing about six years ago when I retired. Like most artists I started with still life drawings, but I soon found my true love and talent lay with portraiture. I particularly like painting silent screen stars and people from the past. To me it is like I am honoring their memory and, to a certain extent, bringing them back to life. I love trying to create an emotional connection between my subject and my audience: joy, doubt, anticipation, grief, longing. My goal is to be able to evoke a bit of the human experience in each of my pieces. I hope you find something in my art that will engage your emotions.”

Museum on Main

603 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Her Side of the Story – November 2, 2022 – December 30,2022 – Illuminating the hardships, joys, and lives of female pioneers, Her Side of the Story: Tales of California Pioneer Women highlights first-person stories from the women who traveled by land or sea to settle in California prior to statehood. For lectures and future exhibits visit

Ryan’s Automotive

Lorraine Wells will show her paintings at Ryan’s Automotive in Livermore, 1931 First Street until October. (925) 454-5212

Shape, Form and Color: Modern Expressionism Exhibit

Rekha Joshi’s Painting at “Shape, Form and Color”

The Livermore Valley Arts Exhibit at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery at the Bankhead Theater through December 14 is “Shape, Form and Color: Modern Expressionism”. On display is a Joan Miro and 2 Alexander Calders as well as wonderful works by Tri Valley artists that exemplify modern expressionism. Artist extraordinaire Ghada Jamal is exhibiting a show called “Livermore, Newport, Beirut”. Expressionist interpretations of cityscapes and landscape, these are artworks in which to fall in love. Open Thursdays through Sundays 1:00 to 5:00.




Alamo Danville Artists’ Society’s (ADAS) Blackhawk Gallery

announces their new exhibit, “Infusion” opening October 28 through January 22. The gallery is free and open to the public. The opening reception will be Saturday, October 29 from 5:00 to 7:00. Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 to 7:00 and Sunday 11:00 to 6:00.

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.

Gallery Painter’s Corner:

November 2022 PortfolioHelene Roylance began her love of art at a very young age. Whether it was drawing, painting, sculpture or photography, the challenge was always how to create something, not whether it could be done! Her love of art deepened with the chance to study abroad in Italy, hauling her camera everywhere she went, taking art classes in Parma, and seeing the rich art history in Europe up close.

In 2014 Helene discovered her love of watercolor, using vibrant colors to recreate the beauty she found all around her. Inspired by the photographs and memories of her travels, she enjoys the challenge of using watercolor to try capture the beauty and mood of a location. Helene’s watercolors and colorfully painted ceramic works can be seen and purchased at the LAA Gallery at 2155 3rd Street in Livermore.

Anuja Goyal is the Newest Artist that has been juried into the Livermore Art Association Gallery. She enjoys paintings with a theme of nature, abstract, gods, music, animals, birds, water, . . . okay, everything is fair game for her! Anuja’s latest theme is adding clay to her paintings to give that physical depth to them.