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.

July 6th-26th
The Great American West – Land, City, Seascapes

Landscape in the Western United States, is monumental, beautiful and unique. From the Grand Canyon, to Yosemite, through the streets of San Francisco and then culminating in the spectacular pacific coastline. We invite you to submit pieces in any medium, reflecting your reaction to the spectacular variety of land, city and sea, from the Rockies to Hawaii and Alaska.  Your vision may be representational, or enthusiastically abstract, please share your most challenging and ambitious works with PAL.

Judge: Halcyon Teed
Halcyon Teed holds a BS in Fine Art and a Certificate in Art Education from Skidmore College. She has studied at the Cushing Academy and the Sharon Art Center and apprenticed with Sidney F. Willis in New Hampshire. Her work has won “Best of Show,” Honorable Mention or special recognition in many shows. A longtime PAL instructor, Halcyon is a member of Pastel Society of the West Coast; Society of Western Artist; Oil Painters of America, among others. Halcyon has many publications to her credit. 

Opening Reception: July 6th at 5:30PM
Submission Deadline: June 14th
Selection Notification Date: June 21st
Drop off: June 29th & 30th - 10AM to 4PM
Pick up: July 27th & 28th - 10AM to 4PM