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. See bottom of the page for FAQ.

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NOVEMBER 2019 - 98TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

This November, Pacific Art League celebrates its birthday with the 98th Anniversary Exhibition. The 98th Anniversary Exhibition is open to all artists and proceeds from this year’s exhibition supports PAL’s mission to bring kids’ art education to the underserved local community.PAL invites artists of all levels and ages in all media (limits on video and installation) to submit artworks.

EXHIBITION DATES 
November 1 - November 27, 2019 ( Opening Reception, Friday November 1 from 5:30-8pm)

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

  • Submissions open: Thursday, August 29th

  • Submission deadline: Thursday, October 10th

  • Selection notification: Wednesday, October 16th by email

  • Art intake: Thursday, October 24th or Friday, October 25th (10am-4pm) ONLY

  • Art pick up: Monday, December 2nd or Tuesday, December 3rd (10am-4pm) ONLY.


Junfeng Pan

Junfeng Pan

DECEMBER 2019 / JANUARY 2020 - 2ND ANNUAL ARTIST SHOWCASE

EXHIBITION DATES  December 6, 2019 - January 29th, 2020 (Opening Reception , Friday December 6 from 5:30-8pm)

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

  • Submissions open: To be announced

  • Submission deadline: To be announced


ART SUBMISSION FAQ

  • How to submit: All entries are submitted digitally through our website via www.submittable.com.

  • Instructions on how to use Submittable: Click HERE for instructions on how to submit. For any technical questions, please contact the Gallery Manager, Donny Foley at donny@pacificartleague.org

  • Art delivery:  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.

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

  • Sales commission: Share of sales price for PAL members = 60%; Share of sales price non-members = 50% 

  • Awards:

    · 1st: $125

    · 2nd: $75

    · 3rd: $50

    · Three honorable mentions

  • General exhibition guidelines:

    · All work must 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. 

    · Please contact the gallery manager if you have questions on pricing.