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.

7th Annual GVAL Member Show
Select pieces can be viewed in
Gallery 4 at HD South. The entire collection can be viewed HERE. For purchase information, please contact us at

7th Annual Member Show:

Each year, GVAL members are invited to submit entries to be included in this exclusive venue. Thank you to the many members who are participating. There are 24 artists this year who have submitted a total of 95 art works, scheduled to hang from October 31st through December 3rd, 2020 in Gallery 4 at HD South in Gilbert.  Due to some complications concerning the pandemic, a sampling of artworks will be displayed in the Gallery, and all 95 artworks are displayed in our online gallery above. Please share with friends and family! The current hours of the museum are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am-4pm. The schedule for members to pick up their art can be found HERE Please direct questions to

For our December 3rd Monthly Meeting, Krista Eaton will demonstrate a Holiday painting online. Krista is a Canadian Artist who now lives in Scottsdale. She has had many solo exhibitions including the Government of Canada Library in West Vancouver, BC. Krista has sold to many Canadian collectors as well as international collectors. She is currently teaching at the Scottsdale Artists’ School. Krista offers online classes in both acrylic and oil. You can see some of Krista’s work on here website HERE

PS. During the December 3rd Meeting, Dress in your favorite Holiday attire! We are going to be voting, during the meeting, who’s outfit (Holiday Sweater, Hat, etc…) we like the most! Don’t forget to DRESS UP! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Change of Plans! The Member Show art pick up date has been changed to Saturday, Dec. 5th from 10am to 11am. If you are not able to pickup up your art at this time, please send someone else. All art needs to leave the Museum by 11 am. Thank You, the GVAL Board.

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. 

Due to safety concerns, we will be offering our members excellent online presentations in place of our December 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.

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 »

We appreciate you! Although it’s called “Giving Tuesday”, you may donate at any time. Thank You!

Congratulations to Dixie Geist, voted our GVAL November Artist of the Month with her painting “Autumn Wagon”

Send your entries for AOTM to anytime during the prior month.

Join the GVAL Member Directory!

Get the details HERE

18th Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale:

March 6 – April 1, 2021 Hosted by HD South in Gallery 4,
10 S. Gilbert RD., Gilbert, AZ

This juried show is open to both members and non-members over the age of 18. We are now accepting applications. To see the instructions and to fill out your Application online, CLICK HERE The deadline for entries is February 7, 2021

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 scholarship.  Please share with young artists in the area! You can find more details as well as the application, HERE.

Check our calendar for all the important GVAL dates! Questions? Contact us at
Our Members are In the News! Read the newspaper articles and see the TV interviews. GVAL members give back!
Get info about the Herberger Gallery Show and the Mural Fundraiser as well as upcoming Projects and Events.

Art Vine Newsletters:

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Donna Branson gave a terrific demonstration at our November virtual meeting. She shared the materials she uses on her beautiful pastel paintings and then demonstrated how she applies the medium. If you missed the November 5th Zoom meeting, you can use the link HERE. The passcode for the video is A$2JT*c8.

Please keep in touch through our social media sites by sharing your new artwork and art related events.  Send to Jane Bradley at: You can see past issues of Art Vine HERE

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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