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.

October Monthly Meeting

“Drenched in Color”
by Kathy Q Parks
Kathy Q Parks is a contemporary painter and sculptor whose work can be found in several galleries and at the Arizona Fine Art Expo. You can read more about Kathy on her website HERE.
“Day’s End”
by Kathy Q Parks
Kathy Q Parks will be our October presenter. Kathy’s paintings and sculptures are full of color and enough whimsey to make your heart sing! To find out more about Kathy, you can visit her website HERE. 

Olivia Shelton with her oil painting “Fruit Bowl”. You can see all of the AOTM winning entries HERE.
Congratulations Olivia!

Artist of the Month

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, Olivia Shelton, our September
Artist of the Month!

Annual Member Show

Our Annual Member Show is held each fall in Gallery 4 at HD South, 10 S Gilbert Rd, and remains here on our website through January.

Last season our Member Show featured 117 original art works done exclusively by GVAL members. The important dates, prospectus and application can be found HERE. Please remember, I’ll be using the photos of your artwork for the online show, so please make sure they are taken in good light and cropped properly. The deadline for application is October 1st.
Questions about the show can be directed to
Thanks, Mary

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

Congratulations to our 2023/24 Board Members! Without volunteers, our art league could not survive. We appreciate the board members as well as all GVAL members who help with art shows and special events, bring snacks and set up chairs at the monthly meetings, and volunteer as teachers or assistants with our community outreach programs. Your dedication keeps GVAL the outstanding organization it has been since 2003! Thank You!!

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.

Our small works sales at HD South is an ongoing fundraiser. The first one scheduled for the season is October 17 – 21 from 11am – 3pm. Your small works can be brought to the October 5th meeting. Find more information HERE.

Verena at Gilbert has invited us to participate in an art exhibit and sale on November 17th from 11am – 4pm. There will be a reception for the artists with wine, snacks, and entertainment. Find more information on the fun event HERE.

Verena at Gilbert has also invited us to participate in a small works show and sale on December 14th from 11am – 5pm. You can find more information HERE.

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.

We want to see what you’ve been working on! Did know that our Publicity Coordinator, Donna Finter, updates our Facebook and Instagram pages almost daily throughout the year? You can send your images and let us know what is happening in your art world by contacting Donna at And don’t forget to visit our social media sites often to see what our members are sharing! You can also find stories on our blog GVAL Happenings! by clicking the link below. If you are in the News and want to share your story, let Mary Opat know at

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