Pleasanton Art League Shows
There will not be an Alviso Adobe Art Show in March 2020.
Museum On Main Show
“Imagination Expressed 2020”
PAL’s 12th Show at the Museum on Main
Wednesday, January 8 to Sunday, March 15
- Show take down: Sunday, March 15th at 4 PM
- Pick up art: Sunday, March 15th, after 4 PM or Monday, March 16th, 10 AM to Noon
Other PAL Show Dates in 2020
- April 2020 Mixed Media Exhibit, Month of April, 2020
- EBOS Opening at USS Hornet, June 6, 7, 2020
- EBOS at the Firehouse, June 27, 28, 2020
- Paint Pleasanton, September 26, 27 2020
- Members’ Show at the Firehouse, November 6 to December 15, 2020
- December 2020 Mixed Media Exhibit, Month of December, 2020
Art and Kids, A Classic Combination
PAL is looking for artists who enjoy working with kids and art. There are several City venues who are interested in working with PAL/LAA members in the development of art programs and projects for children. These venues include the Aviso Adobe and the Museum on Main. Events include the Adobe Spring Festival in Pleasanton, the Ignite Art and Innovation in Pleasanton, and Splatter in Dublin. Age groups elementary through high school will be considered. The timing could be ongoing, seasonal, or event-specific. Tri-valley parents support the arts and are always looking for ways to get their kids involved. PAL and LAA have the knowledge to provide great programming in the visual arts while strengthening our valuable relationships with these treasured City sites. If you think you might be interested in future projects of this sort, please send an email to Beth Okurowski (email@example.com) who is compiling a list.
Other Upcoming Shows
LAA Spring Art Show: Coming April 4th & 5th at The Barn in Livermore
“Once again LAA will host the Spring Art Show at The Barn in Livermore the first weekend of April. This is LAA’s biggest show of the year, and it’s a fun one! This friendly event encourages new artists to enter a show for the first time. Years ago this was my very first show, and the staff was so patient and made it a wonderful experience.
There is a Saturday night reception from 7:00-9:00 with food, music, and presentation of awards. If you have any questions please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). We always need volunteers, so if you want to help, we can find a job that suits your talents!
Look t for the show entry form at the end of the February Portfolio. And for those who have been unhappy with the tiny print of the traditional entry form, we will offer a new multi-page version that will be downloadable from our website www.LivermoreArtAssociation.org & go to Shows & Events. You will find the application there. Allyn Saroyan has programmed a “pdf smart e-form” that copies all your art information so you only have to type it in once! Save your hand from a cramp and try out the new e-form.” – Christine McCall, Show Chairperson
Deadline for Entries March 23.
Art in the Vineyard, Sunday, May 24, Wente Estate Vineyards on Tesla Road, Livermore. See entry form on page 6 of February Portfolio. Deadline: March 24. Why so early? The postcard will be made using artwork submitted by the artists and that needs to be done way before the show. Chairperson: Edmee Keele, email@example.com.
Alameda County Fair Message: “The 2020 Guide for the Fair’s Fine Arts Department at the Fair should be up and running by the first of February. Deadline for entries will be April 22, 2020. Any input or questions are appreciated; you may want to know about the guide and directions for uploading images. Just contact me at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Alameda County Fair in the subject line. If you haven’t entered the Fair in the past, I encourage you to do so.” Jean Runge, Co-co-ordinator, Alameda County Fair Fine, Department 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. The dates and locations where the group will meet in January are: January 4 & 11 – Alviso Adobe, 3465 Old Foothill Rd., opens 10:00 am, restrooms and parking available; January 16 & 25 – Forest Home Farm, restrooms and parking available; **Dates & places are subject to change. 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.
Art Trax, third Saturdays of every month, Old Town Pittsburg: a gathering of artists, makers and performers who come to sell their work and connect with a creative community. Contact Erin Mahollitz, Creative Pittsburg at firstname.lastname@example.org.