Pacific Art League

A passion for art and community since 1921

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  • PAL instructor since 2016

  • Courses: Painting, Drawing

  • Interests: I love to run, coach soccer, sing, and listen to audio books and podcasts while painting or cleaning.


GayLynn Ribeira is an accomplished artist with a passion for drawing and painting portraits, figures, and landscapes. She completed a BFA in illustration from Brigham Young University, took classes at the Boston Museum of Fine Art, and studied at the Art Students League in New York. She has also trained with Elizabeth Zanzinger and Steven Assael.

Her work has been featured in books and international magazines and can be found in museums and private collections across the nation. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their three kids and enjoys teaching at the Pacific Art League.

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  • American Women Artists "Looking West" Museum Show 2019

  • Greater Bay Area Open "Journeys" at New Museum Los Gatos 2019

  • Handed Down and Altered Exhibition at Colombia University June 2018


  • Art Muse Contest Finalist August 2019

  • Art Muse Contest Finalist July 2019

  • Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition- 7th Place Dec 2017

  • Figures and Faces Exhibition at PAL- First Place May 2016