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Sanchez Art Center Delights with 13th Annual 50|50 Show Opening Weekend Fundraiser
Fri September 10 @ 11:00am - 7:00pm
One event on September 11, 2021 at 11:00am
One event on September 12, 2021 at 11:00am
One event on October 10, 2021 at 11:00am
Sanchez Art Center is delighted to present its 13th annual 50|50 Show, Sept 10–Oct 10.
Juried by Shannon Trimble of Anglim/Trimble Gallery in San Francisco. Participating artists create 50 small artworks within a time span of 50 days, a challenge requiring dedication, creativity, and courage. With its stunning display of originality plus the affordability of the artworks, this highly anticipated exhibition at Sanchez Art Center is known throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The ability of artists to share their creative work has continued to be severely impacted during this extraordinarily difficult time of pandemic—a time when we need more than ever to cherish the experience of self-expression, exploration, and joy that art provides. SAC is honored to support these artists and the wider community.
Our esteemed juror, Shannon Trimble, was tasked with the difficult undertaking of selecting just over 50 artists from the pool of 187 entrants, after reviewing each artist’s submitted images of past works along with their medium and proposed theme. The show contains over 2,500 original artworks—paintings, textile works, mixed media pieces, photographs, cyanotypes, and more.
A look through the participant roster shows a mix of works by new 50|50 artists and returning favorites, such as Sanchez studio artist Jennifer Alpaugh’s botanical cyanotypes, pâte de verre (glass) works by Andrea Ciak, and folded paper pieces, now with encaustic, by Goran Konjevod. Also returning is Cheryl Coon, this time to entertain us with cat-on-a-scanner photographs. Jan Michaels, a new studio holder at Sanchez Art Center, has created a series of lovely prayer boxes for the earth. Landscape painter Tina Birkey takes us along on a road trip from California to the Midwest. Natalie Ciccoricco creates delicate confluences of thread and natural findings. Minami Oya’s beautiful works in glass explore energy portraiture. In addition, the show includes works in fiber by artists such as Kathy Tamai (shibori and indigo dyeing), Anne Bray (knotting textile strips), Betsy Vaden (wet felting), and Irene Schlesinger (embroidery on canvas), as well as numerous thought-provoking drawings, paintings, and photographs.
Sanchez Art Center will hold a two-day Opening Weekend Fundraiser on Friday, Sept 10 and Saturday, Sept 11, 2021.
Ticketed and timed entries will allow supporters to safely and comfortably see the show in its entirety and make purchases. This is also a time to talk with the many 50|50 artists who will be in attendance, and to enjoy the live music and a beverage (for donation). Tickets are limited, so secure yours early at Eventbrite.com.
After the opening weekend, Sanchez Art Center will welcome visitors at no cost for an extended Public Opening on Sunday Sept 12, 11 am–7 pm, and thereafter galleries are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, through Oct 10.
Beginning at the free Public Opening on Sept 12, art buyers get to immediately take purchases home with them. Art enthusiasts often visit multiple times to take it all in, and we welcome you to return again and again. Safety protocols for the health and well-being of guests, volunteers, and staff will align with State of California and San Mateo County guidelines. We anticipate that masks will be required indoors, and we ask visitors to remain flexible as to personal space.
Visit our website, SanchezArtCenter.org, for updates.
Proceeds from the 50|50 Show support Sanchez Art Center’s programs that, for 25 years, have created community through art. Special thanks to exhibition sponsors: Art Guild of Pacifica, Bleyle Elevator, and San Mateo County Arts Commission. Our 50|50 postcard and poster were designed by SAC Operations Coordinator and artist, Linette Morales.
Don’t miss this inspiring celebration of art and artists!
Order your ticket to the Opening Weekend Fundraiser at Eventbrite.com.
Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east of Highway 1.
About this event
Over 50 California artists were selected by juror Shannon Trimble, Anglim/Trimble Gallery, San Francisco for the the 2021 50|50 Show. Beginning in June, each has been immersed in creating 50 small works over 50 days. Sanchez Art Center is delighted to bring you their works that can be viewed in person and in their entirety during our opening fundraising event.
Sanchez Art Center recognizes that while we are emerging from the past many months of stringent health and safety protocols, we need to continue to be mindful and respectful for all. Therefore, we are not planning for our historic jam-packed opening night where more than 650 art lovers have traditionally gathered. This year’s fundraiser that supports Sanchez Art Center, will take place at timed intervals Friday, Sept. 10 to Saturday, Sept. 11.
Reimagining the opening – we’re delighted to provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the show with no more than 39 additional art lovers in attendance. PLUS, you’ll be able to engage with some of the artists in the show over a leisurely 1 hr and 45 minute period, while you view the art and purchase these small treasures. (Total capacity during the opening ticketed events will not exceed 110 people including art lovers, artists, volunteers/staff.) Click on the “Select a Date” box to see the days and times available for you to attend the opening.
We’ll have LIVE music during all timed entry periods, beverages for a donation, and places for you to sit and relax before continuing your time in the galleries and making your purchases.
All purchases made during the opening fundraiser will REMAIN ON THE WALLS for the duration of the the fundraising event (Fri, Sept 10 & Sat, Sept 11). Pick up or shipping of works will take place the week following the opening.
Sanchez Art Center safety protocols align with the State of California and San Mateo County. We anticipate at this time that masks will be required when indoors in the galleries. Visit our website, SanchezArtCenter.org for updates.
Note: As this event is a fundraiser for Sanchez Art Center and our exhibitions and community engagement programs, no refunds will be offered.