Call for Artists

 Call for PAL Artists

The PAL Artist Challenge is intended to keep us connected, our creative juices flowing and most of all – have FUN! We’ll send out the bi-weekly CHALLENGE to PAL members via Constant Contact, and Challenge information will also be posted on this web site. Join in at anytime and feel free to use any medium (including photography). Send picture of your creation (In any state, unfinished is OK) & questions to the email address: Please don’t hesitate to send your ideas for challenges as well. Information will be posted on this website.

The first Challenge: Paint, draw or other medium of choice: WINTER TREE … or WINTER TREESCAPE. Send to: Challenge art received by February 1st will be posted on on this web site and PAL’s FaceBook page.

Information Lorraine Wells 925 833-1049,

Future PAL events to check back here for:

  • PAL’s Paint Pleasanton 2021
  • PAL Members’ Show 2021

The Board is also looking into planning a Spring event as well.

Other Opportunities

  • Show Dates: February 25 to March 31, 2021.
  • Eligibility: Everyone is welcome to enter up to three pieces of 2D & 3D original artwork.
  • Entry Fee: There is no entry fee! Judging & Awards: This show is neither judged nor juried, and hence no awards.
  • Online Venue: This show will be hosted on Livermore Art Association’s website.
  • Dates to Submit Entries: February 1 to 15.
  • Online Entry Form: The form will be uploaded on the LAA website by February 1. Additional Images of artwork and descriptions can be sent in an email to include in the product page online.
  • Artwork Sales: LAA will handle all sales online and retain 20% commission. Transfer of Purchased Items: LAA will help arrange transfer of purchased items between the artist and the buyer.

For Detailed Prospectus visit Questions? Meghana Mitragotri at, 630 520-2010.

The 7th Annual Juried Art Show presented by The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a juried art exhibition selected from submissions highlighting a large variety of contemporary 2-dimensional works by Bay Area artists. Featuring original art created within the past year, 35 pieces will be selected by guest jurors, $20 Entry Fee. Link to online entry, more detailed information and submission guidelines: Deadline for entry: Monday, February 22, 2021.

Shelter in Place Exhibit at Bothwell: Artists Response from the Homefront Artists. How are you responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? We are seeking works of art that are being created during the Shelter in Place order – your thoughts on the world, your thoughts on this space and time. What are your creative coping strategies for dealing with this changing world? Works of art in any medium will be displayed at the Bothwell Arts Center, Livermore, at an as-yet-unknown date. Deadline to submit will be two weeks after the lifting of the Shelter-in-Place order in California. Prospectus and more details at or email

Updated LAA Show Dates in 2020

  1. Essential Figure Show, Will be re-scheduled in 2021
  2. Paint Livermore Plein Air, Has been rescheduled for Spring 2021.

Contact Diane Rodriguez at or

Interested in Plein Air Painting? We are lucky to have a Jade Fon plein air painting group in this area that continues the tradition started by famous California painter, Jade Fon Woo. This group meets regularly most Saturdays at pre-arranged locations throughout the Bay Area and is open to all.  Contact Becky Davies at for confirmation or to join the group.

Jade Fon (1911-1983): The founder of a well-known watercolor workshop in Asilomar, California, Jade Fon became a California plein-air painter whose work combined Oriental influences and regionalism called “California Style.” His subjects range from cityscapes to wildlife in natural surroundings. He initiated plein-air painting classes and groups wherever he lived, and we are the lucky recipients of his tradition in our area. He was born in San Jose, California, was raised in Winslow, Arizona, and attended the University of Arizona at Flagstaff before continuing his higher education at the University of New Mexico. In the 1930s, he moved back to California where he attended the Art Students League in Los Angeles and exhibited with the California Water Color Society. In the art world, he was called “Jade Fon”, although his full name was Jade Fon Woo.