Pacific Art League

A passion for art and community since 1921


OPENING RECEPTION First Friday, January 6 from 5:30 to 8PM

Join us for another fun-filled opening reception to see this month's Annual Members' Exhibition. Stop by any time between 5:30 and 8pm and get your weekend to a great start. PAL MEMBERS: Check in at our Members' Lounge (Print Room) and get your complimentary wine glass - AND WINE! - starting at 5:30pm.


MB, Diana Brady, Rebecca Bui, Ozgun Bursalioglu, Lorraine Capparell, Peter Carey, Bob Carlin, Maura Carta, David Craven, Judy Doherty, Olga Gary, Carla Gelbaum, Louise Gibler, Barbara Grauke, Leanee Hamilton, Stephanie Han, Xuan Ho, Kim Hussey, Elizabeth Lomond, Patricia Jones, Peter Koltai, Judy Kramer, Mis Kyrene, Frank Lee, Claire Liversidge, Fan Lu, David Mampel, Mark Monsarrat, Ann Nall, Shery Nassiri, James Ong, Peter Paluzzi, Cherryl Pape, Maria Pazos, Deborah Plumley, Ron Rice, Joel Rubin, Teresa Ryals, Eric Saint Georges, Nora Sarkissian, Robin Scholl, May Shei, Linda Tapscott, Lisa Undercoffler, LaRhee Webster, Cathy Zander

JUROR | Ric Ambrose

Ric Ambrose is the Executive Director of the Richmond Art Center.  The largest arts center in the East Bay, the Richmond Art Center presents works of emerging and nationally known Bay Area artists in its four galleries, and quarterly studio classes and workshops in six studios. In addition, the Art Center provides after-school classes and programs for multi-general groups at 21 sites throughout Richmond. Ambrose supervises a staff of 85 staff and teaching artists.

Over the past 30 plus years, Ric Ambrose has managed art collections and curated over 300 exhibitions in art, science, and history in a variety of multi-media formats at six organizations: Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo CO; Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA; Clay Center for the Arts and Science, Charleston, WV; and Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley, Pacific Art League Palo Alto, CA,and the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

As Curator, he has presented and curated over 300 exhibits and curated solo exhibitions of Ansel Adams, Sam Gilliam, Auguste Rodin, Stuart Davis, Blanche Lazzell, Viola Frey, Faith Ringgold, Rashid Johnson, Andy Warhol, the Taos Ten, and numerous regional artists.  

As instructor, he has taught studio art at several colleges including Colorado State University, West Virginia State University and Arapahoe Community College.

As a practicing artist, Ambrose’s large graphite drawing has been exhibited throughout the country, including the Denver Art Museum, (Denver, CO),  the Coos Bay Art Museum (Coos Bay, OR); the Boulder Center for Visual Arts (Boulder, CO); University of Wyoming Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Center (Billings, MT); Alexandria Museum (Alexandria, LA); Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO); Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities (Arvada, CO); and the Colorado Gallery of the Arts (Littleton, CO). His work is represented in numerous public and private collections and is represented by the Hespe Gallery in San Francisco.

Ambrose received his MFA in drawing at Colorado State University and BFA in studio art and art history at the University of Oregon.


PAL thanks the volunteers who make our First Friday Reception possible!