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 »
Get to know our GVAL Members! Many of our members are professional artists. Original art 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 our 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 HERE
June Social and Silent Auction
Our 6 pm June 3rd meeting will be the last one of the season. We will be gathering in the central area at HD South (MAP and directions), between the Neely room (where our monthly meetings are held), and Gallery 4 (where our art shows hang). To stay mindful of the lingering pandemic, bottles of water and soda will be provided along with a packaged snack. Rather than a pot luck this year, you may bring a box lunch for yourself and your significant other if desired. We will be sitting outdoors and the meeting will include the announcement of the Artist of the Year and also the Summer Challenge.
Our silent auction is both fun and rewarding. You are invited to bring art supplies no longer needed by you, but still useful to others. As in the past, they will be set on tables in the Neely Room. Members will have the opportunity to list the amount they are willing to offer for each item. At a designated time, you can claim your items. Paying with cash or check is preferred, as it speeds things along, but payment by card will also be available. The proceeds go to the GVAL general fund to defray expenses. The amount of people indoors at any one time will be limited and masks will be required.
Don’t forget to bring items for the auction and the
earlier meeting time of 6 pm!
At our May meeting, we enjoyed a very informative presentation by John Priddy. John showed us how to get the most out of our cell phone cameras with tips on framing the shot, editing the shots on your camera, and applications for different effects, including the look of a watercolor painting. If you missed the presentation, you can use the link below to watch the recording. Please use this passcode VH8$Ec@n
GVAL Artist of the Month
Thanks to all members who entered the Artist of the Month competitions during the 2020/21 season. Look for the GVAL Artist of the Year ballot in your inbox toward the end of May. All of the Artist of the Month winners are automatically entered. The results will be announced at the June 3rd Social and Silent Auction.
For a recap of our Artist of the Month winners, click HERE
GVAL 18th Annual Juried Show and Sale
Thank you to all who entered to make our show a success! All of the winning entries can be viewed HERE. Join us in the fall to participate in our 19th annual juried show and sale, which will take place in the spring. Enjoy!
Student Fine Art Award:
Each year, Gilbert Visual Art League extends 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 is highlighted at the GVAL Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale and given a $250 award. For more information, go to the Student Art page HERE
GVAL and it’s members support the House of Refuge. Recently, members donated 239 pieces of art! Go to our Event Page, HERE to find out more about the House of Refuge. Please note that the next drop off has been rescheduled for the Fall.
Art Vine Newsletters:
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If you have something that may be of interest to our readers or would like to be included in our Art Vine mailing list, contact our Newsletter Coordinator Jane Bradley at: firstname.lastname@example.org You can see past issues of Art Vine 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 email@example.com. And don’t forget to visit our social media sites often to see what our members are sharing!
We would love to hear from you! For a list of our Board Members and the Contact Form, CLICK HERE
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