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PAL Art Day Out on May 23: Garden Palette
We are thrilled to begin our 2024 Art-Day-Out series to enjoy some outdoor painting together!  What do you wish for? Roses and Wisteria in full bloom? A giant gnome always ready to greet you? A handsome prince in a pond waiting to charm you? It’s all there at the Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore! Join us at this gorgeous location on Thursday, May 23, from 10:00am to 2:00pm for a day of FREE “Arting”.  Bring your sketchbooks, canvases, watercolors, pastels, or any other art supply that helps you capture a lovely spring day. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event Date & Time: Thursday, May 23, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Venue: Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore
Sign up: Space is limited as we do not want to interfere with the workings of this beautiful nursery. 
To reserve a spot contact PAL Programs Chair Meghana Mitragotri at or call/text (630) 520-2010
You can also enroll through Sign up Genius at

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

The Tri Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA), is a collaborative hub that provides advocacy, education and fosters collaboration to strengthen the nonprofit organizations in the Tri Valley. TVNPA has generously invited PAL artists to create gallery walls, exhibit & sell art at 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.
  • Open to all current PAL members
  • Register by May 24
  • No fee to enter
  • Artists can enter & bring up to four cohesive (go well together, but not mandatory) 2D pieces, TVNPA will select at least one or more artwork per artist
  • Artwork Size: Framed artwork size required during online entry.
  • Price Range: Not For Sale (NFS) to $400
  • Artwork Delivery & Installation: Wednesday, May 29 at 10:30am
  • Period of display: Six months rotation, artwork can be removed and replaced any time.
  • Commission on Sales: PAL will handle sales – 80% to artist, 10% to PAL & 10% to TVNPA
  • Prospectus & Entry Form will be available soon at
  • If interested or need more information, contact Meghana Mitragotri at

View and Print Exhibit Prospectus HERE.

Enter online HERE.

Print Exhibit Labels HERE.


Other Opportunities

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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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.