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 February 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 February 4th Monthly Meeting will be a virtual one, with Linda Pullinsi as our presenter. Linda is a Phoenix artist who is known for her use of rich, bold color to create uplifting works of art. Her favorite subjects are landscapes, birds, fish, flowers, and all things organic.
Linda is passionate about sharing the joy of creating with others. Ms. Pullinsi has taught art for several years. Linda has been a volunteer with Free Arts of Arizona for over twenty four years sharing the healing effects of the arts with abused and neglected children and was voted Volunteer of the Year for 2006. In 2011 she was given a Governor’s Award for being an Outstanding Mentor. Currently her role for Free Arts is as a Professional Teaching Artist and she was just given a Lifetime Achievement Award for her longtime commitment to their cause of healing childhood trauma and building hope.
Our January Member Meeting was a virtual one with a terrific presentation from renowned artist Linda Glover Gooch. Linda taught us her cloud painting secrets! More of Linda’s amazing paintings may be viewed HERE. Don’t miss out on one more meeting! If you are not a member, 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
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
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 ribbons 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. Details will be sent out at a later date.
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 email@example.com. And don’t forget to visit our social media sites often to see what our members are sharing!
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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