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PAL 2024 Calendar of Events

Event details will be updated periodically and are subject to change based on unavoidable circumstances. Hence, please check back for updates. 

January 8 – Members’ meeting (PAL hosting – Zoom) – Art, as a skill and as a career by Carolyn Lord (Meghana Mitragotri)

January 11- February 24:  Nancy Thompson Memorial/PAL Wall Artist Solo Show Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, PAL Wall Artist Mike D’Amelio, Meet & Greet ­­­­­­on February 3, 1 to 3pm (Lynda Briggs)

January 18 to April 18 – Art Circuit Rotation (Usha Shukla)

February 12 – Members’ meeting (LAA hosting – Zoom) – Demo of Typography by Qiuwen Li (Christine Watters & Chandana Srinath)

March 1 – April 13:  Nancy Thompson Memorial/PAL Wall Artist Solo Show Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, PAL Wall Artist Olga Symonenko, Meet & Greet ­­­­­­Saturday, March 9 from 1 – 3 pm (Lynda Briggs)

March 11 – (in-person at Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building), Tony Molatore, All About Fine Art Printing (Meghana Mitragotri)

March 13 to May 11 – PAL- Museum on Main Show “Imagination Expressed 2024” (Christine Bourg)

  • Entries due: ­­­­­­­Tuesday, March 5
  • Receiving: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 10 am to 1 pm
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16, 2024, 12 to 2 pm
  • Artwork pick up: Tuesday, May 14, 10 am to 1 pm
  • PAL Artists’ Demonstration Schedule available at https://www.pal-art.com/exhibits-events/

April to May – Las Positas College Spring Art Show at which PAL Scholarship awards will be presented.  (Alka Vaidya)

April 8 – Members’ meeting (LAA hosting)  – Ali Hall on Setting Up your Art Business (Christine Watters & Chandana Srinath)

April 18 to July 18 – Art Circuit Rotation (Usha Shukla)

April 13 & 14 – PAL’s Pals Youth Art Show for Middle & High School Students at Stoneridge Shopping Center (Rekha Joshi & Meghana Mitragotri)

April 19 – June 1:  Nancy Thompson Memorial/PAL Wall Artist Solo Show Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, PAL Wall Artist Ron Rigge, Meet & Greet ­­­­­­Saturday, April 27 from 1pm – 3pm  (Lynda Briggs)

May 4 & 5 – Tri Valley Artist Studio Tour/TVAST 2024 – 9 PAL Artists will set up studios at the Firehouse Arts Center (John DeVilliers and Deepti Saraswat)

May 13 – Members’ meeting (PAL hosting – In-person) – Lightbox Photography by Lucy Beck at Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building (Meghana Mitragotri)

May 13 to July 11 – PAL John Muir Show “Healing Spaces” at Walnut Creek (John DeVilliers)

  • Entries due: April 26
  • Artwork delivery: Saturday, May 11, 10-10:30am
  • Reception: Over Zoom on May 20 at 7 pm
  • Artwork pick up: Friday, July 12, 11:30am – 12:00 pm

May 23 – PAL Art Day Out at Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore (Meghana Mitragotri)

May 29: Rotation of PAL Members’ Art at TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center (Meghana Mitragotri)

June 7 to July 20:  Nancy Thompson Memorial/PAL Wall Artist Solo Show Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, PAL Wall Artist Marie Pascal, Meet & Greet ­­­­­­Saturday, June 8 from 1 – 3pm  (Lynda Briggs)

June 10 – Members’ meeting (LAA hosting) – Khristel Johnson on Art Quilts (Christine Watters & Chandana Srinath)

July 18 to October 17 – Art Circuit Rotation (Usha Shukla)

July 20 – Nancy Roberts Plein Air Acrylic Painting Workshop 9am to 3pm (George Garbarino)

July 26 – September 7:  Nancy Thompson Memorial/PAL Wall Artist Solo Show Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, PAL Wall Artist Janeen Heath, Meet & Greet  Saturday, Aug 10, 1-3pm (Lynda Briggs)

September 9 – PAL & LAA Potluck (Tejal Shah, Pat Smith & George Garbarino)

September 13 to October 26:  Nancy Thompson Memorial/PAL Wall Artist Solo Show Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, PAL Wall Artist Lorraine Wells, Meet & Greet _______ (Lynda Briggs)

September 14 & 15 – PAL Paint Pleasanton Plein Air Competition (Lorraine Wells)

  • September 14– Check in & Stamping, 8:00am – 11:00am
  • September 15, 3pm – Art display & Awards 

September __ – PAL Art Day Out (Meghana Mitragotri)

September___: Workshop (No Workshop Chair, yet) Jeannie Vodden (Watercolors [Composition} Painting, Forehouse Arts Center, Studio, Pleasanton, CA) Class size 15 maximum. (George, Tentative POC)

October 14 – Members’ meeting (PAL hosting– In-person) – Jeannie Vodden, Working with a limited palette of primary colors in a portrait – at Pleasanton Cultural Arts Building (Meghana Mitragotri)

October 12 – PAL Booth at Livermore’s ArtWalk, Livermore Downtown (George Garbarino)

October _ :   Rotation of PAL Members’ Art at TVNPA’s CommonPoint Nonprofit Center ­(Meghana Mitragotri)

October 17, 2024 to January 16, 2025 – Art Circuit Rotation (Usha Shukla)

October 19 to December 21 – PAL’s 17th Annual Fall Members’ Show at the Firehouse Arts Center Added— (Pat Smith + George & Linda Garbarino)

  • Online Registration Opens: August 1 2024
  • Online Registration Closes: October 1, 2024
  • Delivery of Art: Friday, October 11, 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, October 26, 1-3pm
  • Artwork pick up: Saturday, December 21, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
  • PAL Artists’ Demonstration Schedule will be available at https://www.pal-art.com/exhibits-events/

November 1 to December 21 – Nancy Thompson Memorial/PAL Wall Artist Solo Show Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, PAL Wall Artist Alana Shoars, Meet & Greet ­­­­­­______ (Lynda Briggs)

November 11 – Members’ meeting (LAA hosting) –  (Christine Watters & Chandana Srinath)

December __ – PAL Art Day Out, Christmas Special (Meghana Mitragotri)

December – 2025 PAL Membership Renewal! (Emelie Rogers and John DeVilliers)

Date TBD: Workshop (No Workshop Chair, yet) Nancy Roberts (Plein Air, Acrylic Painting, in front of the Museum on Main, Pleasanton, CA) Class size 12 maximum. (George, Tentative POC)