The amazing Art Guild of Pacifica
has been presenting exhibitions by its artist members for fifty-two
years, with no signs of stopping. What a gift to the community!
This wonderful organization is entirely volunteer-based. It serves
as a forum for local artists and holds several exhibits each year
in the West Gallery of Sanchez Art Center. The 52nd Annual
Members Exhibition opens Friday, September 10, with a reception
from 7 to 9 pm, in both Main and West Galleries, with music by
Vivace and the Jazz Cat Combo.
51st Annual Awards Exhibition will be presented in the
East Gallery, featuring last year’s award winners Nancy Hall,
Tanya Lin Jaffe, Alice Kelmon, and Roger Thoms. These artists
were selected for awards in 2009 by DeWitt Cheng, noted Bay Area
artist and arts writer.
who is probably best known locally as a singer-songwriter
and musician leader of the Curios, received an award for her
intriguing mixed media construction entitled Aurora Borealis,
complete with stars and wheels and butterfly wings.
Jaffe is a studio artist at Sanchez Art Center whose innovative
X-ray prints and holograms are favorites with local art lovers
and have been shown at various venues in California. Jaffe’s
award-winning X-ray print is entitled San Francisco Archeology.
who won an award in 2009 for her aptly named mixed media piece,
Fragile, is a studio artist at Sanchez Art Center,
where she also teaches printmaking. Her diverse works range
from printmaking to watercolor to encaustic to mixed media.
Roger Thoms received an award for his silver gelatin print
entitled 62, an evocative study of architectural-looking
The judge for the
52nd Annual Members Exhibition is Paul Bridenbaugh, art
professor and gallery director at Skyline College. He will select
four award recipients, who will receive both cash awards and a
group exhibition in the East Gallery in 2011.
Both exhibits run
through October 17. Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda
Mar Blvd. in Pacifica, CA. The nonprofit center fulfills its mission
to “create community through art” by providing free art exhibitions
and lectures, an arts education program, and affordable artist
studios. Galleries are staffed by volunteers and are open Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. The office is open Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday from 1 to 5 pm. For more information,
call 650-355-1894 or email email@example.com.