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.

April 6th to 26th | Abstraction
Submissions deadline: March 15, 2018

In April 2018, Pacific Art League presents a collection of works dedicated to the exploration of Abstraction. PAL invites artists of all levels and mediums (limits on video and installation) to submit artworks communicated in the style of Abstraction. We are honored to have an acclaimed abstract artist, Michael Azgour, juror this show.

Opening Reception:April 6th, 2018
Selection Notification Date: March 22nd, 2018
Drop off: March 30th & 31st 10AM to 4PM
Pick up: April 27th & 28th 10AM to 4PM