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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November 2 - 29
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION

This November, Pacific Art League celebrates its birthday with the 97th Anniversary Exhibition. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your work displayed at this milestone celebration in our historic downtown Palo Alto location. The 97th Anniversary Exhibition is open to all artists and proceeds from this year’s exhibition supports PAL’s mission to bring kids’ art education to the underserved local community.
This year’s Anniversary Exhibition is now free to enter and will be juried (juror to be announced).

EXHIBITION DATES
November 2 – 29, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Thursday, October 18, 2018

SELECTION NOTIFICATION DATE
Monday, October 22, 2018 (by email)

JUROR:To be announced

OPENING RECEPTION
First Friday, November 2, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Winners announced at the reception.

AWARDS
● 1st: $250
● 2nd: $125
● 3rd: $75
● 3 Honorable Mentions
In addition to cash prizes, all winners will be featured on the PAL website and PAL social media.

ART INTAKE
Accepted works must be hand-delivered to PAL on Friday, October 26 (10am-4pm) or Saturday, October 27 (10am-2pm).

ART PICK UP
Exhibited works must be picked up at PAL at the end of the exhibit on Friday or Saturday, November 30 and December 1 (10am-4pm) ONLY

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 of work is limited to 40” wide by 50” tall, includingframe(contact below for inquiry)
●      All work must be labeled on the front with title and artist’s name.
●      Please contact the gallery manager if you have questions on pricing artwork.