Member Meetings

GVAL hosts a monthly membership meeting 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.

HD South, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S Gilbert Road, Gilbert 85296 (located just south of downtown Gilbert). Please enter the parking lot to the west of the museum from W Elliot. The gate to the HD South complex will be open at 6:15 and the meetings begin at 6:30 pm. The demonstration portion of the meeting will be available to view live on Zoom. Members will receive an email a few days prior to the meeting with a link and password. For those who are unable to join us, the presentation portion will be recorded and available to view by following a link emailed to members a few days after the meeting.
For information about our next meeting, please go to the Upcoming Dates Page.

Our meetings generally consist of: 

  • Critique of member’s Works in Progress
  • GVAL Announcements and Current Events
  • Guest presenter  
  • Vote for of Artist of the Month by secret ballot    

Critique Guidelines
☆ Submitted works must be unfinished work
☆ Works should not be framed
☆ Works can be studies or works done in workshops
☆ Works should be ones the artist needs suggestions or directions to improve
☆ Works must be submitted by a member in good standing

Artist of the Month Rules  
☆ AOTM must be a member in good standing
☆ Once an artist wins AOTM, s/he may not win again during the current meeting year
☆ Work must be a finished piece, framed or gallery wrapped
☆ Work must have been completed with-in the last 2 years
☆ Work may be done in any fine art medium
☆ Winning AOTM artwork may be submitted into the GVAL Juried Art Show
☆ AOTM winners are eligible for the Artist of the Year contest, awarded at the end of each season