Pacific Art League

A passion for art and community since 1921


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

August 3rd to 30th
The Human Form

Through the millennia, the human form has challenged artists to capture movement, underlying bone structure, expression, gesture and emotion. Mastering the depiction of the body has also formed the mainstay of artistic academic training, working from live models or studying classical statues and paintings. Whether it’s head studies, portraiture, nude or clothed models, we have a tradition of harnessing the collective talent of our membership and respected artists from throughout the region and creating engaging shows celebrating the human form at PAL.

Please consider selecting your most accomplished works in any medium, paint, pencil, clay, photography or video and join us for a wonderful show in our beautiful gallery space in August.

Judge: Ray Medieta
Ray Medieta is a native of Northern California and has been a professional artist and art teacher for the past 20 years. In addition to many years of teaching at the Pacific Art League, Ray also teaches at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Ray received his MFA from the Academy of Art University at San Francisco and displays his works in many regional galleries and institutions. 

Opening Reception: August 3rd at 5:30PM
Submission Deadline: July 12th
Selection Notification Date: July 19th
Drop off: July 27th & 28th - 10AM to 4PM
Pick up: August 31st & September 1st - 10AM to 4PM

Questions? Contact Donny Foley, Gallery Manager at