This November Pacific Art League celebrates its birthday with the 97th Anniversary Exhibition. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your work displayed at this milestone celebration in our historic downtown Palo Alto location. The 97th Anniversary Exhibition is open to all artists and proceeds from this year’s exhibition supports PAL’s mission to bring kids’ art education to the underserved local community. 

This year’s Anniversary Exhibition is now free to enter and will be juried by Elise DeMarzo, Public Art Program Director for the city of Palo Alto. For every work accepted and displayed in the show we ask for $100 tax-deductible donation for each piece. 

PAL is also accepting artwork from young artists (under 18) for special display in the print room. Please see details below


November 2 – 29, 2018


Open to all artistic works. Limits on video and installation (contact us with questions). Open to PAL members and non-members.


The 97th Anniversary Exhibition is free to enter and for every work accepted and displayed in the exhibition we ask for $100 tax-deductible donation for each. Your generous donation goes directly to supporting kids’ arts education in the local underserved community.


Submit your artwork electronically at

Submissions by young artists (under 18) are welcome. Parents, grandparents, or friends may submit work on behalf of young artists (under 18) under the same guidelines as above. Please indicate is the artwork was created by a young artist.


Thursday, October 18, 2018


Monday, October 22, 2018 (by email)


Elise DeMarzo is the Public Art Program Director for the city of Palo Alto. Elise oversees all aspects of Palo Alto Public Art Program, including: temporary and permanent installations, special events, care of  City collection, private development projects and is the liaison to the Public Art Commission. DeMarzo was the Curator of Public Art for the City of New York’s Dept. of Parks & Recreation, and was Co-Director of Jack Shainman Gallery and Gallery Henoch in New York. She holds a B.A from Mills College and an M.A. in Arts Administration from New York University.  


First Friday, November 2, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm

Winners announced at reception.


● 1st: $250

● 2nd: $125

● 3rd: $75

● 3 Honorable Mentions

In addition to cash prizes, all winners will be featured on the PAL website and PAL social media. 


Accepted works must be hand delivered to PAL on Friday, October 26 (10am-4pm) or Saturday, October 27 (10am-2pm).


Exhibited works must be picked up at PAL at the end of the exhibit on Friday or Saturday, November 30 and December 1 (10am-4pm) ONLY


60% for Members / 50% for Non-Members



● All work must be original and not previously exhibited at PAL

● All 2D work must be ready to hang on a wire.

● All 2D work must be framed or on gallery -wrapped canvas with finished edges.

● Size of work is limited to 40” wide by 50” tall, including frame (contact below for inquiry)

● All work must be labeled on the front with title and artist’s name.

● Please contact the gallery manager if you have questions on pricing artwork.


Please contact Donny Foley, Gallery Manager at with any questions relating to submissions, opportunities for artists, exhibition, sales, or gallery rental.

Please contact Jon Graves, PAL Executive Director at Jon for corporate sponsorships, artist sponsorship, partnerships or to make a charitable contribution 

The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto