Submissions deadline: March 9, 2017
Awards judge: Chris Winfield
Opening reception: First Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:30-8pm
Artwork delivery: March 31 & April 1, 2017
Artwork pick-up: April 28 & 29, 2017

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Submissions deadline: April 30, 2017 <FREE SUBMISSION FOR STUDENTS>

Show Description: The Student Show is meant for students who took a course with one of our PAL instructors during the months of January-March 2017. We ask for work created in class. The exhibition will be shown in the Corridor Gallery at Pacific Art League. Each student is limited to one entry, this allows many students to show their work and exhibit what they have been working on for the semester. All work must be for sale, as it is Pacific Art Leagues policy! 45 pieces will be accepted, If space limitations are exceeded acceptance is based on two students per class. If there is more than two students from a single class, names will be drawn out of a hat.

Opening reception: First Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5:30-8pm
Artwork delivery: May 1 & 2, 2017
Artwork pick-up: May 26 & 27, 2017

May 5-25 | FIGURES & FACES
Submissions deadline: April 6, 2017

The human figure and face have been among of the most enduring subjects of artistic creativity since prehistoric times. Mastering their depiction has been a mainstay of artistic training, and an exemplary vehicle for expressing the human experience. The Pacific Art League gallery will present an exhibition of figures and faces in May, and welcomes entries in all media.

Awards judge: George Riveria, Associate Art Faculty Mission College, Adjunct Art Instructor Ohlone College, Instructor UC Berkeley extension, Artist, former Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Triton Museum of Art, and also former Executive Director & Curator of the San Jose Art League.

Opening reception: First Friday, May 5, 2017 from 5:30-8pm
Selection Notification: April 13, 2017
Artwork delivery: April 28 & 29, 2017
Artwork pick-up: May 26 & 27, 2017

Submissions deadline: May 11, 2017

This June Pacific Art League will be exhibiting works celebrating the excitements of summer. PAL hopes to bring a sense of adventure to the exhibition. The sights of summer extend to gardens, mountain tops, sunshine, beach days, and the joys of spending time in the warm weather. Pacific Art League invites submissions that demonstrate development and mature stylistic approaches to their work. 

Awards judge: Rachel Lazo is an artist and art educator living and working in San Jose.  Rachel is an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design, the San Francisco Art Institute and San Jose State University, the latter from which she received her MFA in Pictorial Arts. She currently is full-time faculty in art at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, where she coordinates and curates the college art gallery in tandem with teaching and advising students.

Opening reception: First Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5:30-8pm
Selection Notification: May 18, 2017
Artwork delivery: May 26 & 27, 2017
Artwork pick-up: June 30 & July 1, 2017

*** Pacific Art League is Partnering with The Garden Club of Palo Alto for the month of June! During the First Friday event the Garden Club will be displaying floral arrangements that will be auctioned silently. Join us June 2nd, and you may be the lucky one going home with a beautiful floral arrangement. ***

Submissions deadline: June 8, 2017

Distinct among artistic media, printmaking presents the artist, viewer and broader society with a most medium specific poetics. This July, the Pacific Art League will mount an exhibition of contemporary prints by artists working in relief, intaglio, planographic, and stencil processes. 

Awards judge: Alice Wu, Art Sales Manager at Kala Art Institute

Opening reception: First Friday, July 7, 2017 from 5:30-8pm
Selection Notification: June 15, 2017
Artwork delivery: June 30 & July 1, 2017
Artwork pick-up: July 28 & 29, 2017

Questions? Contact PAL Gallery Manager, Devan John, at