Pacific Art League

A passion for art and community since 1921

CALL TO ARTISTS

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.

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.

Please contact Donny Foley, Gallery Manager at donny@pacificartleague.org with any questions relating to submissions, opportunities for artists, exhibition, sales, or gallery rental


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APRIL 2019 - Noir

The Pacific Art League is pleased to announce our monthly juried show in April, “Noir”, dedicated to the power of black and white photographic images. This show is our second annual photography show, which reflects the greater emphasis PAL is placing on the photographic arts, through increased classes and workshops, taught by masters of the craft.

“Noir”, a show of exclusively black and white images celebrates the purest and original form of the medium. With the ubiquity of images taken on smart phones, we also want to celebrate those thoughtful, well-crafted images that reject the “snap” approach to photography and show the full range and power of the lens. We encourage you to submit your most arresting black and white image, from medium format, DSLR, film, or iPhone, sharing with us your vision of the world, through the shutter.

EXHIBITION DATES 
April 5 – 25, 2019

ELIGIBILITY
Open to PAL members and non-members.

ENTRY FEE
- Members: $40 for 1st entry, and $10 for each additional entry
- Non-Members: $50 for 1st entry, and $10 for each additional entry

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Friday, March 15, 2019

SELECTION NOTIFICATION DATE 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by email

OPENING RECEPTION
First Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 5:30pm-8:00pm
Winners announced at reception.

AWARDS
- 1st: $150
- 2nd: $75
- 3rd: $50
- Three honorable mentions

ART INTAKE
Accepted works must be hand delivered to PAL on Friday, March 29th (10am-4pm) or Saturday, March 30th (10am-2pm).

ART PICK UP
Exhibited works must be picked up at PAL at the end of the exhibit on Friday, April 26th (10am-4pm) or Saturday, April 27th (10am-2pm) ONLY

SALES COMMISSION
60% for Members / 50% for Non-Members

JUDGE
Daniel Garcia, is a San Jose photographer and cultivator of Content Magazine (published by SV creates)
 
EXHIBITION GUIDELINES
· All work much 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, including frame (contact below for inquiry)
· All work must be labeled on the front with title and artist’s name


 

MAY 2019 - Into the Wild

From early Anatolian cave murals, to Monet's short brushstrokes, to O'Keefe's dramatic palette to Ansel Adam's Hasselblad; landscape in its majesty, beauty and solitude, has been depicted in art since the beginning of time. 

This May, PAL celebrates landscape art with our jurored exhibition, "Into the Wild". We invite artists to submit pieces in any medium depicting landscape, whether representational or enthusiastically abstract. 

EXHIBITION DATES 
May 3 -30, 2019

ELIGIBILITY
Open to PAL members and non-members.

ENTRY FEE
- Members: $40 for 1st entry, and $10 for each additional entry
- Non-Members: $50 for 1st entry, and $10 for each additional entry

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Thursday, April 11, 2019

SELECTION NOTIFICATION DATE 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by email

OPENING RECEPTION
First Friday, May 3, 2019 from 5:30pm-8:00pm
Winners announced at reception.

AWARDS
- 1st: $150
- 2nd: $75
- 3rd: $50
- Three honorable mentions

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

ART PICK UP
Exhibited works must be picked up at PAL at the end of the exhibit on Friday, May 31st (10am-4pm) or Saturday, June 1st (10am-2pm) ONLY

SALES COMMISSION
60% for Members / 50% for Non-Members

JUDGE
Sukey Bryan (www.SukeyBryan.com)

EXHIBITION GUIDELINES
· All work much 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, including frame (contact below for inquiry)
· All work must be labeled on the front with title and artist’s name