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.

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 Community Room. The meetings start with an art critique at 6:30 pm followed by a presentation or

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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

Chris Venema Fine Art Workshop

Chris Venema Fine Art Workshop

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

Fundraiser Workshops, More this fall…..


Next fall the Gilbert Historical Museum will have their Grand Reopening to announce their new name and to present the revisions in their displays and meeting rooms. GVAL would

Chris Venema Art Workshop, Paint a Robot or Butterfly

Chris Venema Art Workshop, Paint a Robot or Butterfly

like to enhance that celebration in our Members Show with a theme of “Gilbert.” We are asking our artists to bring your subjects of personal interest and your styles of art to the topic of “Gilbert.” We also ask that you include a minimum of one line (many more if you want)

that connects the subject of your artwork to Gilbert. 

Examples: Landscapes from Water Ranch, Veteran Oasis, a dog park …. “The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a wetland wildlife preserve …” Crops: corn, cotton, geometric design of alfalfa, “During World War I, Gilbert was known as the Hay Shipping Capitol of the World …” Orchards of citrus, pecans, a still life of oranges Native plants: cacti, cottonwood, palo verde, sketch or botanical illustration Sheep, cattle, cows, realistic or whimsical, “Ostriches were raised here for their eggs, feathers, meat …”, “The dairy industry continues…” Birds, cactus wren, hummers, “The green heron can be found in the many parks & communities that have lakes & water features …” Canals, irrigation, swimming, impressionist picnic or folksy map of the irrigation system Hohokam, pottery, weaving, the three sisters

Shows, Competitions & Local Art:

GVAL Members Art Show – CALL FOR ART

 Call for Art Gilbert ArizonaNov. 4 – Dec 7, 2017 

The Gallery at the Gilbert Historical Museum, Space Limited.

Deadline for Entries: October 22nd

Art Vine Newsletters:

click here to view GVAL newsletters on our News page

Submissions to the Art Vine Newsletter email Ashley Walden @ aladywalden@gmail.com,

Exclusive Show Venue:

Want to share your artistic vision with the world and maybe sell your work? 

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