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:

Gilbert Historical Museum Gallery

Gilbert Historical Museum Gallery

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 »

Shows, Competitions & Local Art:

The 14th Annual Juried Fine Art Show

Thank you to :

The Gilbert Historical Museum for hosting our Annual Juried Fine Art Show in the museum Gallery

GVAL’s annual juried Fine Art Show artist form, click here >

Entry was open to all regional artists.  The show was held from February 25 – March 25, 2017.

Volunteer for the Congressional Art Competition for Congressman Andy Biggs:

GVAL members will hang over 100 pieces of artwork and photographs created by high school students in The Gallery of the Gilbert Historical Museum on April 28th. There will be a reception for the students and their families on May 6th with Congressman Biggs. Awards will be given in two categories of painting/drawing and photography/digital. The artwork of the 1st prize winners will go to the US Capital to be on display for one year. 2nd and 3rd prize artworks will hang in Congressman Biggs’ office in Washington DC and in Gilbert.

To Volunteer contact Deborah Randall at drandall47@cox.net

Fundraiser Workshops has been scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 9 am to 1 pm:

The first of GVAL’s Fundraiser Workshops has been scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 9 am to 1 pm!
These workshops are being offered as a new fundraising source for GVAL, in order to continue to bring you excellent monthly presentations, art shows and other events. In order to cover room rental we will need a minimum of 6 enrolled in the class, with a maximum of 12, first come, first served. We are offering this workshop exclusively to GVAL members first, but you must enroll and pay before the end of the April Membership Meeting (April 6th) in order to secure your spot. After April 6th the class will be opened to the general public. More info click here to view calendar >

Art Vine Newsletters:

click here to view GVAL newsletters on our News page

Submissions to the Art Vine Newsletter email Ann Wallace @ ann.h.wallace@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 »