Gilbert Visual Art League
Welcoming Artists Worldwide
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.
December Monthly Meeting
Join us on December 7th for our Winter Social! Bring a gift, bring a special someone, bring a dish to share! The fun begins at 6:00 pm with a delicious potluck meal. We’ll be voting for the most festive or bizaare holiday outfit. Bring a wrapped gift for the “Rob Your Neighbor” game. Check your inbox for a detailed invitation, sent on Nov 20th.
The 21st GVAL Annual Juried Show and Sale is just around the corner, so put those finishing touches on your entries! The prospectus and application are now available under the SHOWS AND EVENTS tab or by clicking HERE.
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, Heather Coen, our November
Artist of the Month!
10th Annual GVAL Member
Show and Sale
Our Annual Member Show and Sale is no longer hanging in Gallery 4 at HD South, but is still available to view here through January. Original art makes a great gift and most of the art shown is available for purchase.
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 HERE
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. Check back often. We’ll post new opportunities as they are made available.
Verena at Gilbert , 1505 Willis Rd., Gilbert, invited us to participate in an art exhibit and sale on November 17th from 11am – 4pm. There was a reception for the artists with wine, snacks, and entertainment. GVAL members were asked to submit two pieces of art. The show resulted in several sales! Thank you JoAnn Pape for arranging this venue!
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 on our Special Events and Venues Page HERE.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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