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Call for Artists

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PAL Annual Members Show

Members Show 2024

  • October 19-December 21, 2024
  • At the Pleasanton Firehouse Harrington Gallery
  • Online Registration Begins: August 1st, 2024, for all current members
  • Online Registration Ends: October 1, 2024.
  • Receiving: Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Exhibit Opens: Saturday, October 19th, 2024.
  • Exhibit Closes: Saturday, December 21st, 2024
  • Reception: Saturday, October 26, 2024 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Return of Artwork: Saturday, December 21, 2024 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Other Opportunities

LAA & JMH Auxiliary Exhibition Joyful Moments 2024

Calling all artists! Registration is now open for this show. The JMH Auxiliary Gallery at the Aspen Center has been engaging artists to create uplifting “wellness” and “wellbeing” artworks for patients, their families, friends, volunteers, staff as well as the general community since 1983.

LAA is pleased to be part of JHM Auxiliary rotating art shows for 2023. A donation of $5 will be made for each artwork hung as well as a portion of all sales.  

A unique twist on the show reception

The art show is displayed in the JMH Aspen Surgery Center in Walnut Creek. Because of this, it is not possible to hold a reception once the show is hung. However, that is not going to stop us from having a party!

We are going to hold artwork drop-off and a reception at the same time.

Friday evening, August 16

Artwork drop-off and hanging 5:30 – 6:45 pm,

Reception, judging and awards 7-9 pm.

Carnegie Park, Livermore

Judging : Ghada Jamal, California based artist is our judge this year. 

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Ghada Jamal started painting in the early 80s and continued her studies at Beirut University College. She immigrated to the United States of America and earned a Master degree in Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from CSULB in 1990. lived in California till her return to Lebanon in 2002. Over the years, Ghada has exhibited in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. She had nine solo shows in Beirut, Lebanon; at Art on 56th Gallery, Agial Gallery, The French Cultural Center and Piece Unique. She also participated in several group shows like; CONTEMPORARY ART, at City Center Dome and THE ROAD TO PEACE at Beirut art Center. Her work is in many permanent collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington, DC. Ghada Jamal taught drawing and painting at American University of Beirut and Notre Dame University. Currently, Ghada is residing in California, and continues to paint and exhibit in Lebanon and abroad.

For more details and registration, check the LAA website.

Registration Open for ArtWalk Livermore: Be a part of this fun and successful one-day art festival on Sat. Oct. 12. Details and Registration here:

Anne Giancola, Visual Arts and Education Manager, 925 447-2787.

The Olive Hyde Art Guild of Fremont would like to invite artists to apply for our 40th anniversary of our Holiday for the Arts Show & Sale to be held October 18-20, 2024. Artists do not need to be present nor is there a fee to have your art in the show. The guild receives 30% and the artists get 70% of their sales. More information: or email

Rails Connect: A Livermore-Pleasanton Railroad Journey Through Art & History. Deadline to submit is June 28. This collaborative exhibit is in conjunction with the Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton. Seeking art and photography that celebrates the beauty and history of the rails.

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


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.