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Call for Artists

Hosted by PAL


Mark the dates on your calendar! 
● EXHIBIT DATES: Saturday, November 4th — Saturday, December 16th, 2023
● REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Saturday, October 14
Register early! The Harrington Gallery can only accommodate 85 pieces of artwork. Don’t miss your spot!
● DELIVERY of ART DATE: Friday, October 27, 11:00am to 1:00pm
● DELIVERY of ART LOCATION: Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton, CA
● RECEPTION & AWARDS: Saturday, November 4, Harrington Gallery, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Tuesday, December 19, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
● REGISTRATION FEE: $30.00, only ONE artwork may be entered (mail in check, or Pay online by PayPal)
● AWARDS: Best of Show: $150 (1) Merit Award: $100 (2) Honorable Mention: $50 (4)
● JUDGE: Jeannie Vodden,
Take advantage of Art Demo opportunities at the Firehouse!

View and Print Prospectus HERE.

Online Entry HERE.

Print Mail-in Entry Form HERE.

Print Exhibit Labels HERE.

Looking forward to seeing wonderful art from each of you.
Show chairs are Linda and George Garbarino ( (925) 998-6840) and
Pat Smith (

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
  • This opportunity is open to 10 current PAL members (first-come-first-served)
  • EXHIBIT DATES: Tuesday, October 24 onwards, at least three months (Artwork can be withdrawn due to unavoidable circumstances and will need to be replaced)
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
  • DELIVERY of ART DATE: Tuesday, October 24 at 5:00 PM (Be prepared to wait for about 30 minutes, until final selection is complete, so you can take back remaining pieces)
  • DELIVERY of ART LOCATION: CommonPoint Nonprofit Center, 164 North L St, Livermore
  • ARTWORK SIZE: Framed artwork must be 16×20 inches or less.
  • NUMBER OF ENTRIES: Up to three pieces of 2-D artwork can be entered and brought to the venue. TVNPA will make a final selection of 10 artworks in total (at least one artwork per artist will be selected).
  • ARTWORK PRICE: Not for Sale (NFS) to $400

View and Print Prospectus HERE.

Online Entry HERE.

Print Exhibit Labels HERE.


Other Opportunities

LUV Dublin Paint Out, Saturday, October 7,  to Sunday, October 8 – info at







ArtWalk Livermore 2023 Registration is open! Saturday, October 14, from 11:00 to 5:00. ArtWalk is better than ever…First Street is closed to traffic and artists up and down First Street, Bankhead Plaza, Livermorium and McLeod Street. Good spots still available. Sign up now!

Anne Giancola | Visual Arts and Education Manager 925 447-2787 2400 First Street | Livermore, CA | 94550 facebook | instagram

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.