The Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center presents the Pleasanton Art League's 10th Anniversary Members Juried Exhibit from Nov. 8 to Dec. 18.

The opening Public Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, located at 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Light refreshments will be served, and donations are gratefully accepted.

Complementing the installation, the Firehouse will host a series of fine art demonstrations on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitors are invited to explore the exhibit, observe the demonstrations, and chat with the artists in this informal opportunity to get up close to the creative and practical aspects of making fine art.

Approximately 75-plus members of PAL will submit work showcasing a wide range of media, including watercolor and oil painting, pencil drawing, prints, pastels, 3-dimensional pieces, photography, mixed-media, and more.

Guest juror for this year's show is Mel Prest, an active artist, curator and educator living and working in San Francisco and occasionally New York. She received her BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design, her MFA from Mills College in Oakland, and has taught at Mills College, San Francisco State University, San Francisco City College, San Francisco Art Institute, and California College of the Arts.

A special youth session, Young@Art, takes place on Thursday, Nov. 11, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., in the small classroom upstairs. Students will explore the exhibit focusing on works by local artists, then join instructor Debbie Wardrope to create art inspired by life in Pleasanton. The age range for students is 5-11, and the fee is $18 for residents, $21 for non-residents. Visit to register for the class, and select code 16084.

The Harrington Gallery is at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., in downtown Pleasanton. Visit