Art x Nature x Art
Like many arts organizations, Sanchez Art Center was unable to hold a planned fundraiser in May in support of our mission of Creating Community through Art. The event Art x Nature x Art was to bring the creations of local floral designers to the galleries with works inspired by pieces in the 2020 Left Coast Annual. We're delighted to share a glimpse into what we look forward to presenting in 2021. (Learn more about Sanchez Art Center and donate to support community art!)
For the 2020 Art x Nature x Art preview, five floral designers selected materials from the richness of nature, including tillandsias and textured bark to smooth semi-previous stones, an array of flowers from outrageous orchids to humble hydrangea, other natural elements and an assortment of vessels. They sculpted them into fragrant, multi-dimensional arrangements paired with eleven randomly selected 2020 Left Coast Annual artworks.
The talented team of floral designers included: Nancy Davis, Susan Landry, Orna Maymom, Michele Coxon, and C. Starship. Special thanks go to Nancy Davis at Shelldance Orchid Gardens in Pacifica, CA. Her enthusiasm along with her floral colleagues made this a virtual visual delight.
Fog Fest Invitational Photography Exhibition
The Pacific Coast Fog Fest has been an annual tradition in Pacifica for 34 years and a "must see" stop along Palmetto Avenue is the Art Corner hosted by Sanchez Art Center. Displayed are the 75 – 100 framed images by local Pacifican and SF Bay Area photographers who have entered the yearly Photography Contest. Photographers can submit a total of two photographs that fit one of the four themes determined by the contest judges and SAC staff.
Submitted photographs are given thoughtful review by award winning Pacifican photographers. This year, judges Alan Grinberg and Edwin Hacking, gave fifteen awards to 12 photographers: Janet Arline Barker, Vadim Dymshyts, Kathy Holmes, Julie Lancelle, Stephanie Meyer, Matt Nash, Brad Rangell, and Dave Rauenbuehler, all from Pacifica; Marshall Dinowitz, Belmont; Electra Field, El Granada; Mary Louise Froese, South San Francisco; and Patrick Troubetzkoy, San Francisco. Award winners receive monetary awards from the Fog Fest Organizing Group, as well as the opportunity to show work the following year in the East Gallery at Sanchez Art Center.
The 2020 Fog Fest Invitational was scheduled to open in the galleries on Friday, May 29. In response to the ongoing health crisis, the show can't be viewed in person this year due to the physical closure of the galleries. Instead, Sanchez Art Center is showcasing the work of award winning photographers and judges in a virtual show available from any digital device at www.SanchezArtCenterVirtualGalleries.org.
The show starts with award winners' collections of 3 to 6 images. Reflection is a theme that is apparent in each image. In a harbor, on an airplane wing, the 1962 Impala, on land and water, reflections mirror what is seen and unseen. The digital images provide you the opportunity to really look and reflect upon the pieces including Gramps where you'll see his biography in well-defined wrinkles and the child hiding in the forest, thinking, You Can't See Me. The exhibit concludes with judges, Alan Grinberg and Edwin Hacking's images, each telling a very different story; one of Isolation in Alaska, the other of Green-wood Cemetery, which inspired future public parks, most notably Central Park in New York City.
All photographs are available for purchase at the size displayed or other sizes. Click Contact Sanchez Art Center About the Artwork below the photograph.