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.


Submissions deadline: April 13, 2017

Show Description: The human figure and face have been among of the most enduring subjects of artistic creativity since prehistoric times. Mastering their depiction has been a mainstay of artistic training, and an exemplary vehicle for expressing the human experience. The Pacific Art League gallery will present an exhibition of figures and faces in May, and welcomes entries in all media.

Awards judge: George Riveria, Associate Art Faculty Mission College, Adjunct Art Instructor Ohlone College, Instructor UC Berkeley extension, Artist, former Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Triton Museum of Art, and also former Executive Director & Curator of the San Jose Art League.

Opening reception: First Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5:30-8pm
Selection Notification: April 13, 2017
Artwork delivery: April 28 & 29, 2017
Artwork pick-up: May 26 & 27, 2017

Submissions deadline: June 8, 2017

Show Description: Distinct among artistic media, printmaking presents the artist, viewer and broader society with a most medium specific poetics. This July, the Pacific Art League will mount an exhibition of contemporary prints by artists working in relief, intaglio, planographic, and stencil processes. 

Awards judge: Alice Wu, Art Sales Manager at Kala Art Institute

Opening reception: First Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5:30-8pm
Selection Notification: June 15, 2017
Artwork delivery: June 30 & July 1, 2017
Artwork pick-up: July 28 & 29, 2017