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PAL’s New John Muir Show in May 2022 – Save the Dates!

PAL Members – gear up with your “healing” works of art! Here’s a chance for us to offer community service to those struggling to keep up with good health.

The Auxiliary Board’s Art Committee at John Muir Health’s Walnut Creek Medical Center has invited the Pleasanton Art League to showcase and sell artwork at this facility from May 21 to July 15, 2022. The Board has identified eight local Bay Area art associations to exhibit at this venue, and PAL is grateful to have the opportunity to be recognized beyond the Tri-Valley.This will be a juried show.

Minimum artwork size: 16” x 20” (including fame)
Maximum artwork size: 30” x 40” (including frame) – no rococo frames accepted
Maximum Weight: Eight (8) pounds
NO GLASS is accepted. Oil, acrylic, and mixed media paintings may be presented unframed if the work is on gallery wrapped canvas. Watercolors, pastels, etc. must be sealed and varnished or under plexiglass/ acrylic. More details will follow soon. You will be notified once the Prospectus and other details are updated on this website.

Current PAL events:

  • PAL MOM Show – January 12 to March 26, 2022. See Exhibits and Events for reception date and art pickup.

Future PAL events to check back here for:

  • PAL John Muir Show, Walnut Creek – May 21 to July 15
  • PAL Paint Pleasanton Plein Air Event – September 17 and 18, 2022
  • PAL Firehouse Show – October 29 to December 17

Other Opportunities

Sketchbook image from Jade Fon paint out at Coyote Hills Regional Park, January 1, 2022 by Lorraine Wells

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.

Calendar – January – February:

  • January 15 & 16 – Forest Home Farms, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon
  • January 29 – Black Diamond Mines Regional Park, 5175 Somersville Rd., Antioch
  • February 5 – Don Edwards Regional Park, 2 Marshlands Rd., Fremont
  • February 12 – Round Valley Regional Preserve, 1950 Marsh Creek Rd., Brentwood
  • February 19 – Nortonville Rd. &  Kirker Pass Rd., Pittsburg
  • February 26 – John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Rd., Martinez


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.