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.

Call for Small Works Donations

Pacific Art League celebrates the holiday season with our annual Holiday Small Works Exhibit and Raffle. Starting December 1st PAL will display, and raffle small works of original art donated by local artists. The proceeds from the raffle benefits ongoing PAL programs and initiatives.

To donate your original art, fill out the information on the submission form and return with your labeled artwork to the front desk or by post to Pacific Art League (address below).  Artwork must be received no later than 4pm on Monday, November 27th, 2017. Requirements:

  • Works must not exceed 10” in any direction (including frame)
  • Two-dimensional works must be either framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas with finished edges, and ready to hang on a wire
  • Small fine art sculptures must not exceed 8” in any direction
  • All works must be the original work of the artist
  • PAL reserves the right to decline a submission