Pacific Art League

A passion for art and community since 1921

CALL FOR ENTRIES

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.


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DECEMBER 7-27, 2018
ARTIST SHOWCASE 2018


This December PAL is proud to present its first annual “Artist Showcase 2018”. This showcase is open to all artists looking to exhibit several works and create a ‘mini-gallery’ within PAL’s 5,000 sq. ft, centrally located downtown Palo Alto gallery, this holiday season. 

Artists will be able to exhibit several works (depending size of work and wall space dimension), in their own dedicated space allowing artists to express their breadth of work. Artists are invited to apply for competitively priced space options. 

Included in the exhibition fee, PAL’s gallery manager assists the artist in curating and hanging their exhibition within the show, marketing efforts through artist bio, promotion in the weekly eblasts (8000+ subscribers), dedicated exhibition page on the PAL website, outreach to local collectors, social media, posters, postcards and more. 

Included is a special First Friday opening celebration dedicated to exhibiting artists and their friends, families, patrons and collectors.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE STUDIO MAP

EXHIBITION DATES 

December 7 – 27, 2018 

ELIGIBILITY 

Open to all artistic works. Limits on video and installation (contact us with questions). Open to PAL members and non-members. 

PRICING 

Pricing for spaces is dependent on size of space and location within the gallery. Price range is between $125-$175 for spaces between 58” – 119”. Please refer to the attached gallery map. Artists have the option to buy and combine more than one space. 

SUBMISSION PROCESS 

Applications are being accepted via email to Donny Foley, PAL’s Gallery Manger at Donny@pacificartleague.org. Please include a brief artist bio, description of work, medium, a minimum of three thumbnails (with size) of artworks you intend to display. 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 

Monday, November 26th, 2018 

SELECTION NOTIFICATION DATE 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (by email) 

OPENING RECEPTION 

First Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm 

ART INTAKE 

Accepted works must be hand-delivered to PAL on Fri, Nov 30 (10-4p) or Sat, Dec 1 (10-2p) 

ART PICK UP 

Exhibited works must be picked up on Wed, Jan. 2 (10-4p) or Thur, Jan 4 (10-2p) 

SALES COMMISSION 

60% for Members / 50% for Non-Members 

EXHIBITION GUIDELINES 

● All work must be original and not previously exhibited at PAL 

● All 2D work must be ready to hang on a wire 

● All 2D work must be framed or on gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges 

● Size limits depend on wall dimension (Contact gallery manager for more details) 

● All work must be labeled on the front with title and artist’s name 

CONTACT 

Please contact Donny Foley, Gallery Manager at donny@pacificartleague.org with questions.