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PAL’s 15th Members’ Show at Museum on Main

Imagination Expressed 2023

Presented by Pleasanton Art League & Museum on Main

Wednesday, January 18 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

PAL will kick off 2023 with its 15th Members’ Show at Museum on Main (MoM) called “Imagination Expressed 2023.” 

This Members’ show is the longest of the year – it will hang for 67 days of which MoM will be open 49 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 three pieces, either 2D or 3D plus case entries! This year the show will be judged by David Savellano, and $550 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: January 18 to March 25, 2023
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 10
  • Delivery of Art Date: Monday, January 16, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Delivery of Art Location: Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton
  • Reception Date: Saturday, January 21
  • Pick Up of Art Date: Monday, March 27, 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.


Updates on PAL’s 15th Annual Fall Members’ Show

In Exhibits & Events

PAL events to check back here for:

  • PAL JMH Exhibit 2023

  • PAL 2023 PAL’s Pals Show

Other Opportunities

November 2022 Portfolio

Peggy Kervin’s Glass Birdies

Holiday Village at Carnegie Park: The Livermore Art Association Gallery in the Carnegie Building between 3rd and 4th Streets will be open during the Holiday Village at Carnegie Park this December 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00. This event promises a magical evening of holiday cheer – like a Hallmark Christmas movie, only REAL! The Gallery will be decorated with ornaments and gifts for Christmas and guest artists will be displaying/selling their art as well. Contact Peggy Kervin 209 531-4026 for more information.

“Off the Wall (and Under the Tree)”. This exhibit will feature small works, under 11″, priced to sell. Buyers will be able to purchase and take home immediately. Exhibit is December 8 through January 8 at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery at the Bankhead Theater. Deadline to submit electronic images is November 18.

Holiday Art Fair, Earlier Than the Bird is Saturday November 19, 7:00 to 11:00 in the Bankhead Theater lobby. In conjunction with the Downtown Livermore’s “Earlier Than the Bird” shopping event, this art fair is fun and easy.

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

Hagemann Ranch Open House will feature Vintage Crafts and Toys on Sunday February 27, 2:00 to 5:00, 455 Olivina Ave., Livermore. Open Houses with different themes are featured on the last Sunday of most months and artists are always invited to show their work. Contact Tom and Barbara Soules For those newcomers unfamiliar with the Hagemann Ranch, the Livermore Heritage Guild manages this beautiful historic ranch at 455 Olivina Ave. in Livermore. It’s a great place to visit or show your art during their open houses.

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.