Ten years ago Sanchez Art Center tried out a new concept for a very large show of very small works, called the 50|50 Show. The idea, proposed by studio artist Robert Dvorak, was that participating artists would create 50 small artworks in as many days—a challenging creative journey to say the least.
This year Andres Guerrero of Guerrero Gallery in SF juried 163 artists’ entries. Of these, 61 will exhibit in a 49-piece grid with 7 down and 7 across, and the 50th piece on the side. Each artist chooses their medium and theme, and dives into 50 days of creativity. The resulting bonanza is over 3,000 individual small artworks in one show. It’s a visual feast on opening night!
To celebrate the show’s 10-year milestone, a retrospective exhibit by Art Guild of Pacifica members from previous years will display 21 legacy 50|50 artists’ works. To see the show in its entirety, purchase a ticket to the Preview Fundraiser held Aug 31, 6–8 pm. Proceeds support Sanchez Art Center’s programs year-round, and are especially welcome as we continue to celebrate our 20th year of creating community through art. On Aug 31, purchased art may be taken home starting at 7:30 pm. At 8 pm, admission is free. Music is by Jim Nichols on solo guitar. There will be light refreshments, with donations requested for beverages, including sodas, wine, and Lagunitas beer.
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 three years!
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 23. For more information call 650.355.1894 or email [email protected]