Welcome to the Gilbert Visual Art League

The Gilbert Visual Art League offers a venue for local artists to show their work and strives to increase artistic awareness and appreciation in the community and surrounding area. Membership comes with many benefits including monthly meetings, access to exclusive local venues and an annual art show.

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John Priddy

Congratulations John Priddy, GVAL 2015 Artist of the Year!

Jean’s Summer Challenge:

Jean Smith presented our Summer Challenge concept, ’The Unexpected’, at the May meeting. I have to say we loved Jean’s blue lipstick and light-up hairpiece! Very unexpected! So our Challenge pieces should have an aspect to them that would be ‘unexpected’ to the viewer. Don’t forget, your Challenge piece should be brought to the September membership meeting where, in place of the Artist of the Month contest, we will vote on whose work best illustrated the Challenge concept.

Monthly Meetings

GVAL hosts a monthly membership meeting on the first Thursday of each month at the Gilbert Historical Museum in the C.W. and Modene Neely Room. The meetings start with an art critique at 6:30 pm followed by a presentation or demonstration at 7 pm. Members are encouraged to bring their “work in progress” pieces to the critique for feedback.  Plus bring your finished pieces to compete for “Artist of the Month”. The presentations vary but often feature a lecture by a prominent local artist.

Meeting location: Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S Gilbert Road, Gilbert 82333 (located just south of downtown Gilbert). Click here for a map and directions »

Current Shows & Competitions:

click here for more about call for Artists

Past Newsletters:

click here to see past newsletters on our News page

Exclusive Show Venues

Want to share your artistic vision with the world and maybe sell your work? Show in one of the many local venues available to our club members.

Jane Litchfield Ashley Walden

New Venue: Perry Branch Library: Jane Litchfield’s and Ashley Walden’s pieces.

Our Venue Coordinator has lined up several “member only” show venues but the spaces fill up fast. Click here for more about our venues »