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 Community 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 »

Fundraiser Workshops:

Required supplies: sketchbook, white eraser, pencils, ruler
Location: Jean Smith’s Studio at 4736 S. Marble Street, Gilbert, 85297

Jean Turner SmithInstructor: GVAL member, Jean Turner Smith. An artist
for over 30 years, accomplished in many mediums – oil,
pastel, watercolor and others.  Get a refresher in perspective (1, 2 and 3 point) and proportion! 

Check out her website

Date: June 24, 9 a.m.-noon.
Cost: $65 Can pay by Paypal, credit card or check.

PAY now using Paypal below:

Donation - for Jean Turner Smith Workshop

Donation - for Jean Turner Smith Workshop $65.00 each person
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Or Email: GVAL treasurer John Priddy at jcorvair@gmail.com.
John will assist in processing your payment.
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. Keep your eye out for an invite to these amazing opportunities.


Shows, Competitions & Local Art:

“GO BIG” Mariposa Point Opening Reception June 15th 3p.m. to 7p.m.

Ribbon cutting with the Major at 2p.m.

1445 E. Willis Road Gilbert, AZ 85297

Original art showing from GVAL, Live Music, Giveaways, Tours, Wine and Hors d’oeuvres

Donna H Branson

Drybed Creek, by Donna H Branson Best of Show

Check this link & read the May Newsletter for the Summer Challenge and Members Show details……………

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 »

Election Results:

President – Jen O’Hare
Vice Pres. – Jean Smith
Secretary – JoAnn Pape
Treasurer – John Priddy
Art Show – JoAnn Pape
Fundraising – Bob Mason
Hospitality – Erin Loretz
Membership – Mary Opat
Newsletter – Ashley Walden
Presentations – Stevie Denny
Public Relations – Judy Pechur
Special Events – Sharon Hess
Venue – Sharon Hess
Website – Chris Venema