Exhibits & Events

PAL’s Eleventh Annual Members Show

Online for 2020 since the Firehouse is temporarily closed.

Theme: “Four Seasons in the Valley”

November 22nd – December 30th.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the PAL 2020 online Members’ Show. 

Forty eight artists submitted works of art to this virtual art show. 

Click MemberShowAllEntryGallery to view art entered as if you are walking through a gallery. 
Click MembersShowByArtist to get to know these artists, how to contact them, see their websites and view their entries.

PAL was very fortunate to have Paul Kratter as our judge this year. Paul is a gifted teacher as well as artist. His accomplishments are too many to list here, but please visit his website: www.paulkratter.com 

Please check back here for short demos by PAL artists, and other events associated with this show. 

The Winners of  PAL’s Eleventh Annual Members Show

Four Seasons Award (Theme)

  • Chandana Srinath—“RUTHU-Life Cycle In Seasons”

Merit Awards

  • Marie Pascal—“Rain For Christmas”
  • Lynda Briggs—“Wanderland”
  • Emelie Rogers—“California Poppies”
  • Vanessa Thomas—“Morning Revival”
  • Wei Ting Chuang—“The Words of West Wind”

Honorable Mention Awards

  • Mark Mertens—“Reflections of Diablo”
  • Robyn Leimer—“Winter’s Wonderland”
  • Ron Rigge—“Sunol Respite”
  • Susan Helmer—“Big Boy”
  • Eugenia Zobel—“Mr. & Mrs. Hot Chocolate Mugs”

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

Art in Place:

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

Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall)

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

Other Events

“Best of the Bothwell” Art Exhibit, now open for limited hours at the Bankhead Theater Gallery. This exhibition of local artists who work, teach and exhibit with the Bothwell Arts Center will be on display at the Bankhead, 2400 First Street, Livermore. Visit livermorearts.org/visual-arts for details of open hours.

New Blackhawk Gallery Exhibit ‘Bravo!’,beginning October 9 through January 10. Free and open to the public. 3416 in the Blackhawk Plaza, Danville. Telephone: 925 648-8023. Wednesday-Thursday 11:00 to 6:00, Friday-Saturday: 10:00 to 8:00, Sunday: 11:00 to 6:00. www.ADA4ART.org

Farmers’ Market, Downtown Pleasnton, Saturday, December 5, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Handmade Gifts. Meghana Mitragotri will be participating.








Lorraine Wells: I finally made it!! This painting is accepted into this years CWA National Show! Finally! They had 650 entries and it looks like they accepted 96. There are not many who will understand what a big deal this is for me. I’ll be tooting my horn as the show gets closer to posting.





Robyn Leimer: I am thrilled to have my painting Late Afternoon Shadows accepted into the upcoming California Art Club’s virtual exhibit, Welcome to California. Exhibit dates: November 29, 2020 through January 29, 2021. California Art Club Virtual Gallery at www.californiaartclub.org/exhibition/welcome. Also I also received a third place award for my Canna Lilies painting in the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association juried Members show, “Creativity Endures, Nature” Inspires that was in Pacific Grove Art Center in September – October 2020. The juror was Laurie Kersey.

Peggy Magovern: This painting is currently on display at the deYoung open. (Google deYoung Museum Open Exibition.) This work of my friend Carol, was created with colored pencils and wax pastels on sanded paper.






LAA Gallery News

Late Breaking News

The LAA Gallery was Planning a Limited Opening for Christmas Sales on three weekends in December!! However, the closely followed Alameda County guidelines will not let us open yet. So after 10 months of hiding our art in the Gallery, now with dusted shelves, refreshed artwork, and getting ready for Christmas, the door is still locked! 😥 

Hopefully Coming Soon!

LAA Gallery On-Line Store

Peggy Kervin, Gallery Director, along with members Helene Roylance, Joyce Mulden, Christine Watters and LAA treasurer Allyn Saroyan, have been working very hard get the new On-Line Store up and running. There will be Curb-side Pickup. Look for a Constant Contact notice in your email inbox soon. laa-gallery-shop