Member Meetings

Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On.

Albert Einstein

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. We are scheduling virtual meetings until further notice.

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: Our Oct., Nov.,Dec., and Jan. meetings will be online.  Members will be notified with instructions before each meeting.  We will notify members when our meetings are once again held at 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 »

For information about our next meeting, please go to the Calendar Page

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 cannot have been submitted in a GVAL critique session during the same meeting
☆ 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 in June

Until we can meet in person, our AOTM voting will be done online.  To enter the Artist of the Month contest, fill out the form HERE by 5pm on the first of each month.  Ballots will be sent for voting on the 2nd of the month.

Critique Guidelines
☆ Submitted works must be unfinished work
☆ Works should not be framed
☆ Once critiqued, works may not be submitted for AOTM during the same meeting
☆ Works do not have to be original works and 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