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PAL’s 15th Members’ Show at Museum on Main

Imagination Expressed 2023

Presented by Pleasanton Art League & Museum on Main

Wednesday, January 18 to Saturday, March 25, 2023

PAL will kick off 2023 with its 15th Members’ Show at Museum on Main (MoM) called “Imagination Expressed 2023.” 

This Members’ show is the longest of the year – it will hang for 67 days of which MoM will be open 49 days. MoM is in the heart of Pleasanton easily attracting foot traffic.

This is a unique show for PAL members in that each member can enter up to three pieces, either 2D or 3D plus case entries! This year the show will be judged by David Savellano, and $550 in cash prizes will be awarded! Register early because according to what artwork can be accommodated, artworks with a later date of entry may be excluded.

So, start painting, sculpting or jewelry making plus remember to renew your PAL membership early! Let’s make this show a members’ show to remember.

  • Exhibit Dates: January 18 to March 25, 2023
  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 10
  • Delivery of Art Date: Monday, January 16, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Delivery of Art Location: Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton
  • Reception Date: Saturday, January 21
  • Pick Up of Art Date: Monday, March 27, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • For Information contact Christine Bourg,

View and Print Exhibit Prospectus HERE.

Print MoM Incoming Loan Agreement HERE.

Online Entry HERE.

Print PAL Show Casework Allocation Policy HERE.

Download Case Request Spreadsheet HERE.

Print Exhibit Labels HERE.


PAL 2023 Membership

PAL Membership is valid for one calendar year (January 1 – December 31). Members must renew their membership every January to continue receiving PAL benefits. Please remember to include your yearly gallery subscription fee as well if you already have a PAL Gallery page!
Click HERE to fill in online membership form and pay with PayPal, Credit or Debit card, or by check.
Click HERE to print out a PDF of the 2023 membership form to mail in.

Become a Member of the PAL Online Gallery

In order to pay the annual provider fee, PAL is asking PAL Online Gallery Members to pay a $16 subscription fee per year in addition to their regular membership fee.
Click HERE to add Online Gallery to your 2023 PAL Membership only if you did not do so with your Membership.

PAL JMH Exhibit 2022Presented by Pleasanton Art League & John Muir Health

Monday, May 23 to Thursday, July 14

The Auxiliary Board’s Art Committee of John Muir Health’s Walnut Creek Medical Center has invited the Pleasanton Art League to showcase and sell artwork at JMH from May 23 to July 14, 2022. This juried show is only open to PAL members.

In keeping with the intended audience, the title of our show is: “Healing Spaces.”  We are looking for artworks promoting a sense of well-being. Animals, landscapes, nature, abstract works, and portraits are accepted, but the should contain political or controversial content. This is an opportunity for PAL artists to offer support to the healing community and its patients during these challenging times. In addition, in support of JMH community initiatives, PAL will donate $200 to the Auxiliary on behalf of the artists.

Jody Mattison

This show will be juried and judged by Jody Mattison. The John Health Muir facility can accommodate 40 pieces of 2D artworks. Jody will jury artworks from entry images and, after viewing the exhibition, she will award prizes.

Jody holds a Masters of Fine Art from the Academy of Art University, is an established exhibitor with work juried into such prestigious shows as the Crocker-Kingsley Biennial. She has taught college and adult art classes in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 18 years. She has been published in International Artist magazine, and has private commissions in collections internationally. She co-directs Lynn House Gallery in Antioch, and teaches onsite and online at both the Community Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek and at her private studio, Antioch Atelier.



  • Exhibit Dates: Monday, May 23 to Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • Entry deadline: May 1
  • Entry fee: $30 (total) for up to three entries
  • Please see Prospectus for entry requirements
  • Acceptance Notification: May 12
  • Receiving on Saturday, May 21 and Artwork Pick-up on Friday, July 15
  • For questions, contact Show Chair John DeVilliers,


    View and Print Exhibit Prospectus HERE.

    Online Entry HERE.

    Print Exhibit Labels HERE.