Gilbert Visual Art League
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 normally 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 consist of:
- Critique of member’s Works in Progress
- GVAL Announcements and Current Events
- Guest presenter
- Voting for Artist of the Month
Meeting location: HD South, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S Gilbert Road, Gilbert 85296 (located just south of downtown Gilbert). Click here for a map and directions »
Due to safety concerns, we will be offering our members an excellent online presentation in place of our March Meeting. See our Calendar Page for updates. The Board is in contact with HD South and our members will be notified by email as plans unfold.
GVAL MEMBER DIRECTORY
Members, would you like to be added to the directory? It’s easy.
Just fill out the form HERE
GVAL Monthly Member Meeting
Our March presenter will be Justine Mantor-Waldi. Justine is a nationally recognized artist with works in Illinois State Museum, the Kemper Collection and National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her art is represented in Arizona by the Sedona Arts Center and the Annual Hidden in the Hills Artists Tour. She offers workshops in various mediums. We are excited to have Justine instruct us during our March Monthly Meeting! Check out Justine’s website and see a wide variety of her artwork HERE and look for your invitation to the March Zoom meeting as the time approaches.
Our February Member Meeting was a virtual one with a terrific presentation from plein air artist Linda Pullinsi. Linda shared her palette colors and brush application techniques while painting a desert and mountain scene. If you missed the meeting, you can view the recording HERE using passcode u1zD%2mw and is available for GVAL members only. If you are not a member, don’t miss out on one more meeting! You can join now by filling out the form HERE.
GVAL Artist of the Month
Members, to enter the Artist of the Month competition, send your entries by the 1st of each month by filling out the form HERE. Entries will be voted on by GVAL members and will be eligible for the Artist of the Year competition in June.
GVAL 18th Annual Juried Show and Sale
March 6 – April 1, 2021 Hosted by HD South in Gallery 4,
10 S. Gilbert RD., Gilbert, AZ
We are excited to announce an addition to our annual juried fine art show and sale! All art accepted by our juror will be featured online for the duration of the show. Images of your artwork, sent with your application, will be professionally judged and available to receive the certificates and awards so generously provided by our sponsors. With safety for everyone in mind, the GVAL board has decided that a limited number of paintings will hang in the HD South gallery. The deadline for entry was February 7th and the quality of artwork you sent in was amazing! This is going to be a wonderful representation of Arizona art. Go to our Shows and Events page for information on drop off and pickup times.
Student Fine Art Award:
Gilbert Visual Art League is extending an invitation to all qualified high school juniors and seniors who either attend a school within the boundaries of Gilbert, or are residents of Gilbert and attend any school in the area (public, private or home school) to apply for the annual Student Fine Art Award. The student chosen to receive the award will be highlighted at the GVAL Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale and given a $250 award. Please share with young artists in the area! You can find more details as well as the application, 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? You can send your images and let us know what is happening in your art world by contacting Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to visit our social media sites often to see what our members are sharing!
GVAL and it’s members support the House of Refuge. Go to our Event Page, HERE to find out more about how you can donate your artwork to this good cause. You will be helping local mothers and their children feel welcome in their temporary housing, and give them a gift to take to their next home and their new life.
Art Vine Newsletters:
To View Your Entire Art Vine CLICK HERE
7th Annual Member Show:
Each year, GVAL members are invited to submit entries to be included in this exclusive venue. This fall there were 24 artists who submitted a total of 95 art works. The show is free to enter and hangs in Gallery 4 at HD South in Gilbert, and is also published on this website. Check back in September for details.
3D Tour of the GVAL 17th Annual
Juried Fine Art Show and Sale:
The art show is over, but HD South has provided the public with a 3D virtual tour of our GVAL 17th Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale on the HD South website. Thank you to the folks at HD South and to Jennifer Keen at Envisioned Spaces! Here is a LINK to the 3D Tour.
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We would love to hear from you. Follow this link to view a list of our Board Members and fill out the Contact Form