Sanchez Art Center
proudly presents its third annual 50-50 Show from August
26 through October 2, 2011. 50-50 Show III is an art
extravaganza that fills the Main, West, and East galleries with
3,400 original artworks. Juror DeWitt Cheng, noted curator, author,
and art critic, selected 68 artists from 117 applicants, and these
68 artists have dedicated themselves to creating 50 small artworks
in 50 days. It’s a challenge for the artists and a true bonanza
for art lovers.
III is a fundraiser for Sanchez Art Center, so all artworks
are for sale at affordable prices, with many artists offering
a 10% discount on the purchase of two or more pieces. Beginning
on opening night, August 26, buyers will have the option to take
purchased works with them.
Besides the Grand
Opening on Friday, August 26, 6–9 pm, which is free to the public,
there will be a ticketed Preview Party for early bird viewers
on Thursday, August 25, 7–9 pm, with $10 tickets (plus $1.34 service
charge) available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com
or 1-800-838-3006. A limited number of tickets will be sold in
order to ensure a comfortable viewing experience. If tickets are
still available, the cost will be $20 at the door on the day of
the Preview Party. Preview attendees will be able to view the
show in its entirety as well as to select and purchase works in
advance of the official opening.
Each artist works with just one art medium. The works you will see range from brightly colored folded paper to earthenware clay, from all kinds of mixed media and collages to holography, from cyanotypes to pen and ink drawings, and from encaustics to colorful enamels on copper. Of course, there are also some wonderful acrylic and oil painters, pastel artists, and photographers. Each piece is six inches square, and each artist’s works are installed in a square grid, seven across and seven down, with the fiftieth piece off to the side.
Each artist has
also chosen a theme for his or her 50 works, and the range of
creative concepts is impressive. Some 50-50 artists are taking
the opportunity to explore new places, such as the High Sierra,
San Francisco’s stairways, coastal scenes, marine and urban waterfronts,
and wildflower hikes from Pacifica to Mt. Rainier, Washington.
Other artists delve into the world of abstract images, and yet
others explore the world of dreams and memory. In sum, the 50-50
Show will be a veritable feast of visual art and creativity
to be shared by all.
Sanchez Art Center
is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd. in Pacifica, California. Visitors
may notice a new look to the center, which has recently received
a major renovation, with windows and wood replaced and fresh new
paint. We thank all of the community volunteers who helped make
this possible, just in time for “50-50 Show III.”
After the August
26 opening night, galleries are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
from 1 to 5 pm, through October 2. There is plenty of free parking.
For more information call 650-355-1894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.