Projects and Events

November 20th Small Works Sale

Our small works 5×7 fundraiser went well! The artworks were shown in the lobby at HD South for one week and were available for $20 each. We are setting up shop again outside HD South during the parade on November 20th.This is a fundraiser for both GVAL and HD South, with a portion going back to the artist. Members, you can drop off your small works at the November Meeting, or bring them on the morning of the 20th. If you have questions, please contact us at

House of Refuge Project: GVAL members have an opportunity to share their artistic talents with a nonprofit organization that serves families (with at least one minor child) who are experiencing homelessness, many for the first time. 85% of the families are single women and children, with over 50% coming from domestic violence situations. The Mesa complex has an annex of administrative offices, a chapel, a family services office, an employment and education center, a community center for the kids, a donation center and 80 homes.

See for general information on the nonprofit. There is a section on their website that explains volunteering. Sarah Rollinger is the person in charge of volunteer opportunities. Her email is Tell Sarah that you are part of GIlbert Visual Art League’s effort to support their nonprofit. Once you volunteer, please email Donna Finter at Donna  will keep track of GVAL member’s who donate their time and talents to House of Refuge. Thank you!