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PAL’s 16th Members’ Show at Museum on Main

Imagination Expressed 2024

Presented by Pleasanton Art League & Museum on Main

Wednesday, March 13 to Saturday, May 11 2024

PAL will hold its first show of 2024, the 16th Members’ Show at Museum on Main (MoM) called “Imagination Expressed 2024.” 

This Members’ show is the longest of the year – it will hang for 60 days of which MoM will be open 44 days. MoM is in the heart of Pleasanton easily attracting foot traffic.

This is a unique show for PAL members in that each member can enter up to two pieces, either 2D or 3D plus case entries! This year the show will be judged by Jeff Dunn, and $700 in cash prizes will be awarded! Register early because according to what artwork can be accommodated, artworks with a later date of entry may be excluded.

So, start painting, sculpting or jewelry making plus remember to renew your PAL membership early! Let’s make this show a members’ show to remember.

  • Exhibit Dates: March 13 to May 11, 2024
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 5
  • Delivery of Art Date: Tuesday, March 12, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Delivery of Art Location: Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton
  • Reception Date: Saturday, March 16, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
  • Pick Up of Art Date: Tuesday, May 14, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • For Information contact Christine Bourg,

View and Print Exhibit Prospectus HERE.

Print MoM Incoming Loan Agreement HERE.

Online Entry HERE.

Print PAL Show Casework Allocation Policy HERE.

Download Case Request Spreadsheet HERE.

Print Exhibit Labels HERE.

PAL’s Pals Youth Art Show for Middle & High School Students

View flyer in Spanish HERE.

By popular demand, PAL is bringing back PAL’s Pals Youth art show for Middle and High  School students, this time in-person and online!
Know a budding young artist in your family, circle of friends or neighborhood?

This show is open to all Middle School and High School student artists. Artwork must be original and created wholly by the student and completed between January 2023 and present. First 150 submissions will be accepted and displayed at Pleasanton’s Stoneridge Shopping Center on April 13 & 14 and published on PAL’s online gallery here at

  • ONLINE SUBMISSIONS will be accepted from February 1 to April 6.
  • EXHIBIT DATES: Saturday April 13 and Sunday 14, 2024
  •  DELIVERY of ART DATE: Friday April 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  •  DELIVERY of ART LOCATION: Stoneridge Shopping Center, 1 Stoneridge Mall Road, Pleasanton
  •  JUDGE: All pieces of artwork will be judged by artists in the Pleasanton Art League.
  •  RECEPTION DATE: Sunday April 14, 3:00 to 5:00pm (student to be accompanied by parent/guardian/chaperone)
  • RECEPTION & AWARDS announcement on Sunday, April 14 at 3:00pm. Judges will award Best of Show, three Merit Awards, three Honorable mentions in each group.
  • Every student will receive a Certificate of Participation and a letter with Judge’s comment
  •  PICK UP ART DATE: After reception on April 14, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
  •  SUGGESTED DONATION: $10 or more greatly appreciated (methods of payment: cash or check at drop-off, or pay by PayPal, credit card online)
  • Plenty of volunteering opportunities for students & parents
  • FOR QUESTIONS, please feel free to reach out to – Reena Babu, PAL’s Pals 2024 Co-chair Email: , Cell :(925) 548-0479

View and Print PAL’s Pals Youth Exhibit Prospectus HERE.

Online Entry for PAL’s Pals Youth Exhibit  HERE.

Print Youth Exhibit Labels HERE.

PAL’s Pals 2024 Judges

Karen Barry, printmaker – Judge for Middle School

I started printmaking in 2012 when an artist friend, based in Southern California, taught me how to make a drypoint etching from one of my drawings. I was hooked, and enrolled in printmaking classes at Laney College in Oakland. I learned traditional etching techniques, stone lithography, wood and linoleum block printing.

For several years I’ve focused on relief printing (linocuts and woodcuts). I hand-print limited editions. I like the graphic nature of the medium, and enjoy translating my drawings and sketches while carving the image into a block of linoleum. I do experiment with multi-color printing, but often use just one color, usually black, to print my linocuts. Sometimes I add watercolor.

My subject matter comes from the landscapes where I’ve spent time hiking, camping, and riding my bike, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area where I’ve lived, worked and played for the past 50 years, and the places I’ve traveled in various parts of the world. I’m fascinated with old buildings, water towers, windmills and old machines. Sometimes I research the history of a particular place and create an image, placing it back in time.

Etsy: KarenBarryStudio

Peggy Magovern – Judge for High School

An award-winning artist, instructor, and judge, Peggy Magovern’s medium of choice is colored pencil, and with some projects, include chalk pastel, oil pastel, wax pastel, watercolor, and/or paper collage for a truly unique look. With over 15 years of experience, she teaches on-going group and private classes, and workshops throughout California that focus on the versatile medium of colored pencil. Prior to teaching, Peggy worked in the competitive field of commercial illustration. Colored pencils were used in part with all her images, and appeared in national and international publications that include; Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, Oxford University Press, and the Smithsonian. But it was while working as the Senior Illustrator for the iconic Banana Republic catalog that she honed her skills in clothing artwork rendered exclusively in colored pencils. Later on, she used her skills in colored pencil to explore a uniquely different form and expression in the fine art world. Her work became represented in galleries that include; Carmel, San Francisco, the Bay Area, and Mendocino. Peggy is grateful for the combination of these two passionate areas of her life; teaching and producing works of art. From directing a colored pencil workshop for the International Conference of the Colored Pencil Society of America, to receiving accolades in the form of “Best of Show”, Merit”, Award for Distinction”, and “First Place”, it is a gratifying combination indeed. website 90 minute audio interview workshop calendar for 2024 – (To be posted in Spring)
or Google Peggy Magovern for more articles


PAL Partners with Tri Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA)

Exhibit & Sell at TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center, Livermore.

With huge support & encouragement from Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown, PAL is delighted to become a member of and partner with the Tri Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA, a collaborative hub that provides advocacy, education and fosters collaboration to strengthen the nonprofit organizations in the Tri Valley.
TVNPA’s President & CEO Kathy Young has generously invited PAL artists to create a gallery wall, exhibit & sell art at their new Coworkers’ space in their CommonPoint Nonprofit Center located at North L Street in Livermore. Several donors and sponsors supporting nonprofit organizations visit this facility, and many are huge supporters of the arts.
Contact Meghana Mitragotri at / (630) 520-2010


Other Opportunities

The Essential Figure

March 22 – 23 -24, the Bothwell
If you are interested in displaying your figurative art in the Essential Figure Show, more details will be in the next Portfolio and on the LAA Website.

You may also contact Barbara Stanton at <>.

Fremont Art Association 56th Annual Art Show

The Fremont Art Association is holding its 56th Annual Art Show. Members and the general public are invited to submit two and three-dimensional art works for this juried art show. The show will be held at the Fremont Art Association Gallery at 37697 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536.

Our juror this year is Steve Curl who is an award-winning fine artist, illustrator, caricaturist, and editorial cartoonist who resides in Palo Alto. Artists may enter up to 6 pieces to be juried. Go to to enter the show. There will be $1,200 in cash prizes. The complete prospectus can be found at

Susan Helmer, 510 651-2461 cell 510 449-3206

Art Under the Oaks, Alden Lane Nursery

Saturday, July 20th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday, July 21st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

February 29 Postmarked Application Deadline

For further information, please contact Pam J. at 925 447-0280 or

Faces of Our Community

Tri-Valley Non-Profits through Photography. This exhibit will be at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, May 23 through August 4. Using the medium of Photography, this exhibit will reveal the impactful work and the human stories behind the many Tri-Valley non-profits that contribute to the well-being and fabric of our Tri-Valley community. of-our-community/

Anne Giancola | Visual Arts and Education Manager 925 447-2787
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Tri Valley Artist Open Studio Tour 2024

Exhibit your work at the 3rd Annual Tri Valley Artist Studio Tour on May 4th and 5th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The tour is within 5 different Cities – Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, Danville and San Ramon. If you are outside of these cities or your studio isn’t appropriate for a tour, there are several group sites available which fill up quickly (and we are working to obtain more). Learn more and sign up at

Linda Ryan, Director
Tri Valley Artist Studio Tour

Dennis Baker
President, Alliance for the Visual Arts
Director, Tri Valley Artist Studio Tour

Mural Project: The San Mateo County Office of Arts & Culture invites local professional and emerging artists to transform the pedestrian walkway on both sides of the 5th Avenue underpass, North Fair Oaks, into a vibrant work of art highlighting the theme of “Healthy Community”. Visit The underpass is a well- travelled pedestrian and bicycle path used by residents and visitors. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the North Fair Oaks community and the mural site for this project.

Painting Group at Charles R. Vineyards: Bonnie Bartlette of Charles R Vineyards hosts an informal painting group every other Tuesday at 10:00 in the tasting room garden. New painters are welcome. (This is the winery where the LAA/PAL potluck was held.) Email Bonnie to find out when the next meeting is (in case they have to skip a week).

Castro Valley Marketplace Art Walks Wednesday evenings, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm outside on the Paseo. See brochure on Contact Austin Walker, Event Coordinator, 3295 Castro Valley Blvd. Suite 200, Castro Valley, CA 94546, 925-444-3154.

Alliance for the Visual Arts is welcoming every artist of the Tri-Valley to become a member of AVA. Membership is free and gives you several benefits. First, you can add your name and images to the Artist Gallery and be seen amongst all the other artists of the Tri-Valley in one location, on one website. You can have your own page and full control of how you wish to represent yourself, free of charge. If you are unfamiliar with developing a website page, I can send you how-to videos or we have someone who can do it for you extremely cheaply. Also… I wish to place on the website, again for free, a listing of all art teachers in the Tri-Valley and all folks who have a specialty, like painting murals. We are putting out a newsletter to inform the public about goings-on in the visual arts and this is sent to all members of AVA. The website is up-to-date on visual art happenings and loaded with local, regional and national calls for artists. Please email me at and let me know if you’re interested. The website is

Art Space Open House during the third week of each month. Livermore Art Association sponsors this. Would you like to host this type of thing? You don’t have to have a real studio; the actual point is to show people how they can fix an art corner, a garage, a dining room, or wherever you do your thing. You will be encouraged to invite friends and neighbors as well as the L A A membership. L A A will promote the event through social media, the LAA web page and Portfolio. Refreshments will be provided as well as signage. To sign up, contact Georgia Jacobs at 925 321-9488 or

Plein Air

Contra Costa Plein Air is a friendly group of artists who get together to paint at scenic locations all around the Bay Area and beyond. Our schedule is random, usually weekdays, with dates and locations inspired by the weather. New artists are always welcome! There is no fee to participate. Find us on Facebook at Contra Costa Plein Air, or to receive paint-out invitations by e-mail contact Nancy Roberts at

Oct 2022 Portfolio

JADE FON PLEIN AIR PAINTERS …is a group continuing in the tradition of Jade Fon Woo (1911-1983), a nationally recognized watercolor artist who taught locally at Diablo Valley College and many other locations. He was known across the country for his very popular Watercolor Workshops at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California.

This group is free, casual, non-instructional and open to everyone. Just show up!  Our annual calendar and information is available by contacting Becky Davies at:  or on Facebook as member of our 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.