Pacific Art League

A passion for art and community since 1921


The Pacific Art League organizes monthly thematic exhibitions to promote artistic excellence and showcase some of the exceptional work by PAL members and artists throughout the region. Our gallery is located in the vibrant heart of Palo Alto, surrounded by restaurants, shops and tech startups. In addition, PAL encourages art sales and provides cash awards for juried exhibitions.

Except for the biannual Members' Exhibitions, the monthly exhibitions are juried by noted curators, artists, art historians and art critics.  To view upcoming juried exhibitions see the Exhibition Calendar.

To view the exhibit’s prospectus, click on the prospectus (right) to view the submission criteria and guidelines. After reviewing the prospectus, you may apply to the show by clicking on the links to the right. PLEASE NOTE: all entries are submitted digitally by following the links to the right. If accepted, all art must be hand-delivered to the Pacific Art League. No shipped work will be accepted. Please read the entire prospectus carefully before applying to our exhibits.

October 6-26 | Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape
Submissions deadline: September 20th, 2017




In the month of October, the Pacific Art League gallery will be displaying a variety of artists who showcase a high sensibility of how to connect with their surroundings. Whether the content depicts urban, sea, or landscape, show us how you see the world. The gallery invites submissions that demonstrate developing and mature stylistic approaches to the perennial question of visual fidelity.

Award Judge: Darren Kerr, Bay Area Artist

Opening Reception: October 6th
Selection Notification Date: September 21st
Drop off: September 29th & 30th
Pick up: October 27th & 28th

November 3-23 | Photography Exhibition
Submissions deadline: October 5, 2017

This November Pacific Art League will be presenting a collection of works dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts. Welcoming photographers of all levels, we want to see how you create alluring images reflecting the fragments of life. Whether it be abstract or representational, nature or urban, timeworn or new, personal or ordinary. The gallery invites all photographic processes in color or BW.

Award Judge: Andrew Wegst, International Photographer

Opening Reception: November 3rd
Submission Deadline: October 5th
Selection Notification Date: October 12th
Drop off: October 27th & 28th
Pick up: November 27th & 28th