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2024 Left Coast Annual Opens at Sanchez Art Center

The 2024 Left Coast Annual Exhibition on view from April 12 through May 12, at Sanchez Art Center, will open with an evening reception Friday, April 12 from 7 – 9 pm. Juror Janna Keegan, Associate Curator, contemporary art and programming, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, selected 55 pieces from more than 1000 entries by artists on the left coast (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington). The exhibition brings forth feelings of connection and relationships, society and cultures, as well as transformation and possibilities.

Through the creative lens of the artists, gallery visitors will be able to visualize and contemplate relevant societal issues spanning environmental concerns, urbanization, consumerism, womens rights and more, that have been brought together with a diversity of styles. Representational works blend with the abstract. Vintage photographic techniques are included with modern digital methods. Traditional mediums, including oil, acrylic and watercolor on a variety of substrates are interspersed with bronze and other metals, textiles, weavings, spray paint, charcoal made from money and natural materials, colorful intricate beading, found objects, and even concrete, reflecting the variety of media being used by contemporary artists today to create their work.

Dora Lisa Rosenbaum, reflecting on women without shelter, created "Burdens, Green Shoulder Bag" noting that she was "struck not only by the importance of their material belongings but also by the burden these become. There is a heaviness and hardness to every aspect of their lives". Taking on the topic of misinformation, Michael E. Goldman states that "truth and what rules apply to whom has become fluid. What we once took for granted is now flipped, chopped, reorganized and sent back to us from a new point of view." The artist presents this concept through the transformation of road signs that scrambles their original meaning. From her Plant Messengers series of botanical contact prints on fabric, Anne Mavor is showing "I Am Floating" with the intention of honoring and connecting with the energy and imagery of plants around her and to heal ancestral grief and separation from place caused by war, colonization, genocide, and migration. Artist and sculptor Gadget's piece "Urban Sprawl" from the series "Questioning Cities" combines individual unique functional parts that have been retired from their past use, posing questions about their origins, lifespan, and long term impact, and unites them to form familiar landscapes to explore and reflect on. Lorraine Woodruff-Long worked with data from 1850 to 2022, collected by a British climate scientist who encourages artists to use his research, to illustrate global temperature change.

Juror's Virtual Talk and Artists Gallery Walk via Zoom
Sunday, April 14, beginning at 3:00 pm

Don't miss the Juror's Virtual Talk and Artists Gallery Walk on Zoom at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 14. Juror Janna Keegan will share about her work, experience jurying the show and her selections, with the artists in the show speaking to their selected works. A link to the talk will be available on the Sanchez Art Center Facebook page and via emails.

The 2024 Left Coast Annual will also be available to browse online
"opening" Saturday, April 13 in the
Sanchez Art Center Virtual Galleries


SVOS Open Studios Coastside Weekend, during the Left Coast Annual:
Over two dozen Sanchez Art Center and Art Guild of Pacifica artists (site 268) will be participating in Silicon Valley Open Studios coastside weekend on Sat May 4 and Sun May 5. Extended gallery hours of 11am — 5pm, both days.

Art x Nature x Art, a celebration of art and spring:
Art x Nature x Art, our spring fundraiser, pairs natural floral creations inspired by art in the 2024 Left Coast Annual, created specifically for this event by talented local floral designers. This annual event will be held the final weekend of the Left Coast Annual exhibits, Fri, May 10 – Sat. 11. Tickets, by timed entry, will be available on Eventbrite, $25.00 in advance, and includes live music, special floral mocktails, and a hands-on corsage/boutonniere making activity to create as a gift or for yourself. On Sunday, May 12, the last day of the exhibitions, entry will be $5.00, with the natural floral creations still available to view, as we continue the celebration of spring, art and Moms!

Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard in Pacifica, about a mile east of Highway 1. Following opening night – and on weekends when special events aren't occurring -- regular gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm. Sanchez Art Center also welcomes visitors during the week by emailing (info@SanchezArtCenter.org) or by calling in advance to set a time. Shows run through May 12.



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