Gilbert Visual Art League

Welcoming Artists Worldwide
Since 2003

Welcome!  We’re glad you found us!  The Gilbert Visual Art League strives to increase artistic awareness and appreciation in the community. GVAL offers area artists fellowship and support through monthly meetings, which include professional artist demonstrations. Throughout the year a variety of sales venues are available exclusively to our GVAL Membership.

GVAL hosts monthly membership meetings September through June on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Neely room at HD South, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum.  Our meetings generally include a critique of members works in progress, GVAL announcements, a guest presenter, and voting for Artist of the Month. See the UPCOMING DATES page under the DATES/NEWSLETTERS/BLOG menu tab for information on upcoming meetings.

Meeting Location: 10 S. Gilbert Road, 85296 (located just south of downtown Gilbert). We meet in the Neely Room. Please use the parking lot off W. Elliot and enter through the open gate as shown on the map.

GVAL Summer Challenge Announcement

Artist of the Year

At each regular monthly meeting, members are invited to bring in a recently completed, ready-to-hang artwork.
You can find the rules HERE . Those present at the meeting are asked to vote for their favorite by way of secret ballot. In June, the AOTM winners are voted on for the honor of being named Artist of the Year.

Congratulations to Linda McGuinness! She is being recognized for her winning entry “Sunflower and Crystal”. Members voted her Artist of the Year from the eight Artist of the Month winners. Beautiful work, Linda!

Get to know our GVAL Members! Many of our members are professional artists. Original artwork makes a wonderful gift which will be treasured for years to come!
Click HERE for the Member Directory

Members, let’s get to know each other and share your art with the world! Just upload a photo of yourself and a photo of your art. You can share your contact information if you wish (optional).
Use the easy to fill out form

New Facebook Page for Members!

Reach over 500 Area Artists! Advertise in the Art Vine, the GVAL Monthly Newsletter.

Special Events and Venues

We have several special events and venues planned for the 2023/24 season! These sales opportunities benefit you as GVAL members, as well as our organization. Check back often. We’ll post new opportunities as they are made available.

On April 6th several GVAL members took part in the Higley Unified School District Fine Arts Festival. Each year volunteers set up art and craft stations so children may create works of art. This is always a great success and appreciated by all those who participate.

Verena at Gilbert , 1505 Willis Rd., Gilbert, invited us to participate in an art exhibit and sale on November 17th from 11am – 4pm. There was a reception for the artists with wine, snacks, and entertainment. GVAL members were asked to submit two pieces of art. The show resulted in several sales! Thank you JoAnn Pape for arranging this venue!

Verena at Gilbert invited us to participate in a small works show and sale on December 14th. The show was a success, with multiple sales! You can find more information on our Special Events and Venues Page HERE.

Thank you, Jean Smith for instructing the February watercolor workshop at Verena!

Community Outreach

Gilbert Visual Art League strives to provide education at our monthly meetings through professional artist presentations and by supporting various outreach programs in our community. Currently, GVAL is involved in two educational outreach programs. Volunteer members teach children at House of Refuge in Mesa, and also provide art instruction to children and adults through art workshops at HD South in Gilbert.
To find details and who you can contact to be a part of our Community Outreach efforts, click HERE.