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.

February 2nd to March 22nd | Works on Paper
Submissions deadline: January 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce a new show for PAL, the inaugural annual Works on Paper Exhibition. This exciting new exhibition encompasses drawing, fine prints, photography, and collage, allowing artists proficient in many media to enter their work for this juried exhibition. We are also excited to announce that this show will be hosted in our gallery for all of February and March.

Juror: Ric Ambrose is a prominent figure in the Bay Area art world with many connections to museums and galleries. Ric leads the Richmond Art Center as the Executive Director and is an acclaimed artist himself, creating expansive and intricately detailed graphite works on paper. Ric recently won the prestigious 2017 "Salon" show at the Triton Museum with the prize, a one man show in the main gallery in 2018.

Opening Reception: February 2nd, 2018
Selection Notification Date: January 18th, 2018
Drop off:  January 26th & 27th 10AM to 4PM
Pick up: March 23th & 24th 10AM to 4PM