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.

December 1-22 | Holiday Art Market
Submissions deadline: November 2, 2017

Take part in PAL’s Holiday Art Market! To apply, submit works priced between $25 and $500. All fine art media including ceramics and glass are encouraged to apply. Artists who are selected will be on display and may be asked to bring in additional work as pieces sell. PAL will be open on select weekends and extended holiday hours!

Award Judge: Sheryl Nonnenberg

Opening Reception: December 1st
Submission Deadline: November 2nd
Selection Notification Date: November 9th
Drop off: Monday & Tuesday,
November 27th & 28th
Pick up: Tuesday & Wednesday,
January 2nd & 3rd