PAL’s 2020 Paint Pleasanton
September 21 – 27, 2020
In light of the continuing Corona Virus pandemic, Paint Pleasanton this year will be an online event!
PAL is inviting all members (and participants) to submit their art depicting “the Pleasanton area”. This art can be recent or historical. We want this to be a literal show of Paintings (or art) representing Pleasanton. Note that due to low traffic on Main St., we have a rare opportunity of uninterrupted views of Pleasanton’s historical downtown. This is a great opportunity for plein air painters. Feel free to paint on the streets of Pleasanton during the week of Sept. 21-27 and submit, but note that previous works are also acceptable.
The works will be on display on the PAL web site (pal-art.com), Facebook page and other venues open to us during the month of October.
PAL Fall Member’s Show Cancelled
We regret to have to inform everyone that we are cancelling our fall Members’ Show at the Firehouse in November. We are hoping to work with the Firehouse to put a show together virtually, and have it published on the Firehouse website. More information to come!
PAL Show Dates in 2020
- Paint Pleasanton, September 26, 27 2020 – Converted to an online event. – See above.
- Members’ Show at the Firehouse, November 6 to December 15, 2020 – Hopefully this will be converted to an online event.
- December 2020 Mixed Media Exhibit, Month of December, 2020 – All 2020 displays at the Robert Livermore Community Center have been cancelled.
Other Upcoming Shows
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 atwww.Bothwell.lepac.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTPONED – LAA Spring Art Show: LAA Spring Art Show which was scheduled for April 4 & 5 had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus. The many applications and checks which were sent in are being returned to the artists. We hope you will be joining us for the replacement show, November 7 and 8, 2020. Christine McCall is the show chair: email@example.com
Celebrating Women A Photographic Art Competition with Awards. Other 2D art accepted but not judged. All entries must represent Women. This show has been rescheduled for Livermore Library for September. firstname.lastname@example.org. 503 449-3861
The Essential Figure Show at the Bothwell Arts Center featuring figurative art from local artists has been re-scheduled in 2021.
Art in the Vineyard was cancelled. It was scheduled for Sunday, May 24, at Wente Vineyards Estate Winery.
Paint Historic Livermore: Previously scheduled for June 5-6-7, 2020; has been rescheduled for Spring 2021.
Updated LAA Show Dates in 2020
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 email@example.com 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.