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gallery hours

FRI, SAT, SUN

1—5
(except opening Fridays & between exhibitions)

The galleries are open during intermissions:
Pacifica Performances

SANCHEZ ART center

1220-B Linda Mar

Pacifica, CA 94044

650.355.1894

fax 650.355.1752

 

OFFICE HOURS

TUES, WED, THURS

1—5

 

ABOUT THE SANCHEZ ART CENTER

The Pacifica Center for the Arts is a multi-use complex made up of visual and performing arts organizations as well as individual artist studios.

Sanchez Art Center

Art Guild of Pacifica

Pacifica Performances

Stephen Johnson Photography


MISSION

The mission of the Sanchez Art Center is to create community through art.

The art center provides exhibitions by emerging and established California artists; education and outreach programs designed to make art accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds; and affordable studio space for up to 30 Bay Area artists.

The art center has three exhibition spaces:

  • Main Gallery - exhibitions by established and emerging California artists
  • West Wing Gallery - Art Guild of Pacifica exhibitions
  • East Wing Gallery - community and multicultural exhibitions by Bay Area organizations and children

Opening receptions are generally held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each exhibition. Galleries are staffed by volunteers and, during exhibitions, are open to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m (except opening Fridays). Admission is free. Office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m.

HISTORY

In 1996, a group of artists, volunteers, and local residents, in cooperation with the City of Pacifica, leased an abandoned elementary school building that they subsequently converted into the Sanchez Art Center.

In 1998, with a neighborhood grant from the Peninsula Community Foundation, a team of local artists, youth, and family members completed Pacifica's only large-scale mural, containing images that celebrate community spirit and commitment to diversity.

In 2000, the Mary Harris Arts Education Room was established for art classes and summer art camps. In 2007, with support from the First National Bank at Linda Mar, our Ceramics Lab opened for classes and ceramics firing.

The Art Center is home to the Art Guild of Pacifica, whose 200 members volunteer for exhibitions, events, and gallery sitting, as well as serving on the center's committees and board.

The Sanchez Art Center is a non-profit organization. Funding comes from grants, donations, art classes, art sales, and art studio rentals. We rely on the volunteer efforts of our studio artists, members of the Art Guild of Pacifica, and the community to help carry out our programs for the community.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Arthur Takayama, President

Maryann Dresner, Secretary

Cindy Abbott, Treasurer

Kathy Miller, Interim Art Guild President

Jennifer Alpaugh

DeWitt Cheng

Gale Frances

Peter Loeb

Bonnie Miller

Linda Salter


 

ADVISORY BOARD

Alida Bray, President/CEO
History San José

Susan Hillhouse Leask, Acting Senior Curator
San Jose Museum of Art

Philip Linhares, Chief Curator (ret.)
Oakland Museum of California
 
Marian Parmenter, Co-Founder
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery

Jacquelin Pilar
Former Curator, Fresno Art Museum

Larry Rinder
Dean of Graduate Studies, California College of the Arts
Adjunct Curator, Whitney Museum
San Francisco Art Commissioner

Peter Selz
UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus
Founding Director of Berkeley Art Museum

 

STAFF


Kathleen Salvia, Executive Director

Jerry Barrish, Artistic Director

Melinda Lightfoot, Program Manager

Linette Morales, Executive Assistant