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2010 Art Festival Recap

First annual Gilbert Arts Festival presented by Gilbert Visual Arts League was a success! Our first annual arts festival was held in conjunction with Gilbert Days Parade on Saturday, November 13, 2010. A fantastically picturesque day for our exhibitors and festival goers! We had eight artists who offered fine art paintings, drawings, art glass and […]

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Photos from Oil Painting Workshop

These are a few photos from Michelle Cornelius of the oil painting workshop with Dustin Van Wechel. Michelle said, “…was very fun and informative. We had seven students total. Dustin demonstrated portraiture with a model on Friday night. Saturday we painted, using Dustin’s techniques and our photographs. We finished with painting in plein aire at […]

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Call to Artists for 8th annual Fine Art Show

CONTACT:  Jean Turner-Smith TELEPHONE:  480.497.0677 EMAIL: GILBERT, AZ – The Gilbert Visual Art League (GVAL) invites Arizona fine artists to participate in the 8th annual Juried Fine Art Show.  There will be over $1000 awarded in cash prizes.  The exhibition will be held from November 5 through November 20, 2010 at the Gilbert Historical […]

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Acrylic Teaching Opportunity

We recently received this request from Chartpak, a manufacturer of fine art supplies, looking for acrylic artists to teach workshops. Read on for details. Dear Gilbert Visual Art League, I am writing to you in hopes that you might share the following job opportunity with acrylic painters and/or arts organizations in Gilbert, AZ. I would […]

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Gilbert Grows Art

Gilbert Grows Art is a group dedicated to bridging the gap between artists, business and the community leaders so arts and culture can thrive here in Gilbert and the Southeast Valley!! Find out more at OR join their Facebook group at!/group.php?gid=121938364483006

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May/June News and Events

Though membership meetings will take a break for the summer, we still have a lot of things going on with GVAL in May and June. Logo Competition Announced GVAL wants you (to create a great logo that is). The club has been transitioning our look for some time now. The last piece of this makeover […]

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Cinco de Mayo

Suzy Muller and Michelle Cornelius had a fantastic time on Cinco de Mayo in Down Town Gilbert! They sat at a table and distributed information to the community about GVAL! Watching the children play in the fountain under the water tower was very entertaining. HALE Theatre was handing out FREE theatre passes. Many conversations were […]

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GVAL Welcomes New and Returning Board Members

GVAL held its annual election at the May membership meeting. We are pleased to announce the following positions: Co-chairperson: Michelle Cornelius Co-chairperson: Isabella Huin Secretary/Treasurer: Marsha Blumm Membership: Marsha Blumm Show Coordinator: Jean Smith Artist Coordinator: Diane Fales Newsletter/Website:  Michael Hayslip Meeting Coordinator: Suzy Muller The new board members are enthusiastic to get started in […]

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Diane Fales Accepted into Two Shows

Diane Fales, the new GVAL Artist Coordinator, has been accepted into two upcoming shows. She was accepted in the Shemer Art Center show “Alive” running in March. Diane is in good company. Two other GVAL members were also accepted, Susan Osuch and Jacqueline Price. Support their success by attending the reception on March 16 from […]

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