Pacific Art League

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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.


September 8-28 | Anniversary Exhibition
Submissions deadline: August 24, 2017

The early submission deadline of August 24th ensures you are more likely to be hung in the main gallery, but we will continue to accept pieces right up to September 6th.

From its earliest days, the Pacific Art League of Palo Alto has been an essential community gathering place to view, contemplate and practice the arts. PAL embraces the full spectrum of artistic media and strives to offer unique, high-quality educational programs to a diverse audience. In its 96th year, we take the opportunity to honor our accomplishments and celebrate past and present impact in the community. This exhibition seeks to present the work of over 100 artists, to give full treatment to the blossoming artistic production that regenerates our organization with each exhibition and each semester.

The Pacific Art League is a living community, recreated every day in classes with renowned instructors, in monthly exhibitions developing artistic careers, and in the annual fundraising initiatives that keep PAL thriving. Our work begins, flourishes, and continues through artists. Our exhibitions, classes and workshops harbor the novice branching into new realms of self-development. Our gallery cultivates relationships with collectors with an ear to the ground in the Bay Area art world. Exhibiting artists in this show join a community of fellow artists to support the mission of the Pacific Art League: to advance the expression, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts.

Opening Reception: September 8th
Submission Deadline: August 24th
Selection Notification Date: All applicants accepted!
Drop off: August 24th & 25th
Pick up: September 29th & 30th


October 6-26 | Landscape, Seascape and Cityscape
Submissions deadline: September 7, 2017

In the month of October, the Pacific Art League gallery will be displaying a variety of artists who showcase a high sensibility of how to connect with their surroundings. Whether the content depicts urban, sea, or landscape, show us how you see the world. The gallery invites submissions that demonstrate developing and mature stylistic approaches to the perennial question of visual fidelity.

Award Judge: Lynne Todaro Bay Area Artist

Opening Reception: October 6th
Submission Deadline: September 7th
Selection Notification Date: September 14th
Drop off: September 29th & 30th
Pick up: October 27th & 28th