Livermore Art Association

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​© Nancy Thompson

Nancy Thompson Memorial Exhibit, PAL Wall, Upstairs at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton, November 6 to January 11, 2020. 

It occurs to us that some of you “newcomers” do not know how the PAL Wall named “The Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall” came about. 

Nancy Thompson, a talented watercolor and pastel artist, was about 50% of the Pleasanton Art League for many years. She held several offices, including President, but her true love was organizing workshops. Nancy had no fear about tracking down and approaching nationally known artists and frequently talked them into coming to Pleasanton. The PAL Treasury was flush from workshop proceeds during that time.

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When Nancy passed away suddenly a decade ago, it was easy to come up with a fitting memorial for her. PAL contributed the proceeds from Nancy’s workshops to the Firehouse where PAL workshops would continue. And that is why there is a plaque in Nancy’s memory on the Firehouse wall next to where PAL artists hang their work.  

Kathleen Hill, Animals 

 Ryans Automotive is at 2115 First Street, Livermore 

Kathleen currently exhibits her animal work through AVA at Ryan’s Automotive. Kathy has lived and worked in Livermore for 40 years capturing and celebrating the unique bond we share with our animals. This is a family run business who support the arts supplying beautiful gallery wall space in their showroom.

​© Kathleen Hill 


Diane Rodriguez is showing her Train paintings at the Bona Market Place Gallery, 116 W Standley, Ukiah, the months of November and December. Ukiah is a unique town that was the home of artist Grace Hudson. A modern museum stands behind her home and studio where she painted the Pomo Indians. The grounds show how the Indians lived and are interactive.