Eleven years ago, Sanchez Art Center took a chance on a new concept for a very large show of very small works, called the 50|50 Show. The idea is that participating artists create 50 small artworks in 50 days—a challenging creative journey, to say the least! With its fantastic display of originality and the affordability of the artworks, this highly anticipated exhibition at Sanchez Art Center is known throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond. We are extremely pleased at the show’s success and hope you will join us for the ticketed Preview Fundraiser and/or the Open-Door Reception on Aug 30.
This year we’re pleased to have Catharine Clark of Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco serving as juror. One hundred and seventy-nine artists submitted entries. Of these, 64 will show their works in the now-classic 49-piece grid pattern of 7 down and 7 across, with the 50th piece off to the side. Each artist chooses their medium, follows a theme of their choice, and dives into 50 days of concentrated creativity. The resulting bonanza is over 3,000 individual small artworks in one exhibition. It’s a visual feast, with painting, photography, cyanotypes, collage and mixed media assemblage, encaustics, and more! Art enthusiasts often visit multiple times to take it all in!
This is the one show during the year when art lovers take purchases with them rather than leaving them on the wall. Thus the only way to see the show in its entirety is to purchase a ticket to the Preview Fundraiser held on opening night, August 30, 6–8 pm. Proceeds from the Preview Fundraiser support Sanchez Art Center’s programs that for more than 20 years have been creating community through art. Preview tickets are available for $25 at Eventbrite.com. Any tickets still available on opening night can be purchased for $35 at the door, but securing tickets in advance is highly recommended, as tickets are limited and the Preview has sold out in advance the past four years! For tickets, visit Eventbrite.com.
Beginning at 8 pm, the doors open to everyone and admission is free. Don’t miss this exciting extravaganza of art and artists! Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east of Highway 1. Following opening night, the galleries are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, and by appointment, through Sept 22. For more information call 650.355.1894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.