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 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: critique of members works in progress, GVAL announcements, a guest presenter, and announcement of the Artist of the Month.
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. 6ft distancing will be practiced and masks are strongly recommended. For those who are not able to come to the meetings, they will be available live through Zoom and a link will be available for later viewing.
Our monthly hybrid meeting, which combined a live meeting with a Zoom broadcast, was held on November 4th. Anton Nowels gave an exciting demonstration on using color in your paintings to indicate temperature. You can view a recording of the meeting by clicking HERE and using the passcode 4uA?494q
The December 2nd meeting will be a Holiday Social beginning at 6:00. Show up in your ugliest Christmas apparel, bring your best potluck recipe, a white elephant for the gift exchange, and a big smile! We’re going to have fun at the Holiday Social! The social starts at 6pm. We’ll be voting on the Ugliest Sweater or apparel and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Blick! Evites have been sent to members. Please RSVP. This will be an in person meeting only. Zoom will resume for the January Meeting.
The 8th Annual GVAL Member Art Show
115 original pieces from 30 members were on display at HD South from Oct. 23 to Nov. 20. Although the show has been taken down, it will be available for online viewing until February 1st. CLICK HERE to shop the show!
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 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
October Artist of the Month!
Each month the membership votes for Artist of the Month from the submitted entries. You can enter by filling out the AOTM form HERE by the 15th of each month. A ballot is sent to each member for voting and announced at the next member meeting. In June, the AOTM winners are voted on for the honor of being named Artist of the Year. Congratulations, Justine Mantor-Waldie, our October Artist of the Month!
The 19th Annual GVAL Juried Fine Art Show and Sale dates have been set!
Applications will be available beginning December 13th. The show will hang in Gallery 4 at HD South from March 12th through April 9th, 2022 and also be available for online viewing. For a look at the show prospectus, go to our Shows and Events page HERE.
Small Works Fund Raiser
Thank you to all of the artists who participated in the fund raiser during the Gilbert Days Parade on November 20th. This was a fundraiser for both GVAL and HD South, with a portion going back to the artist. The small work sales continue to be a success and our next opportunity will be announced soon!
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 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:
To View Your Latest Art Vine CLICK HERE
If you have something that may be of interest to our readers, contact our Newsletter Coordinator Jane Bradley at: email@example.com. You can see past issues of Art Vine HERE. To sign up for future issues of the Art Vine Newsletter, 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? 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!