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FRI, SAT, SUN

1—5
(except opening Fridays & between exhibitions)

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SANCHEZ ART center

1220-B Linda Mar

Pacifica, CA 94044

650.355.1894

fax 650.355.1752

 

OFFICE HOURS

TUES, WED, THURS

1—5

 

STUDIO RENTALS
Application Form
SANCHEZ ART CENTER
STUDIO RENTAL PROGRAM
GENERAL INFORMATION
November 2013


Sanchez Art Center is a California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation. The Center operates an active artist workspace program, whereby qualifying artists may rent affordable studio space.
 
SELECTION PROCESS:
  • Applications for current vacancies are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed as soon as possible. Otherwise, applications are reviewed a maximum of every six months and a minimum of once a year.
  • Applications are reviewed by a Studio Selection Committee. The committee consists of 2 arts professionals or board members, the Executive Director (who are voting members); and 1 non-voting current studio artist
  • Waiting lists are maintained for one year.
SELECTION CRITERIA:
  • Artistic medium of applicant must contribute to maintaining a balance of mediums represented at the Center. For instance, a healthy range of medium includes, but is not limited to: painting, ceramics, photography, and sculpture.
  • Artistic medium of applicant must be compatible with others sharing studio space.
  • Applicant artist's resume and portfolio must demonstrate a commitment to art making.
  • Applicant must demonstrate ability to perform volunteer duties (service hours) to support the Center's programs and operations.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to use the studio space on a regular basis.
  • Applicant must have satisfactory personal references and credit check.
  • If more than 1 artist qualifies for a space, preference will be given based on Pacifica residency, date of application, and to those artists who have not previously had studio space at the Art Center.
SUMMARY OF TERMS:
  • Studios to be used for original art making only. Excluded uses include non-art-related meetings and production work.
  • Teaching in studio requires approval of Executive Director plus 5% of tuition is to be paid to Sanchez Art Center.
  • Sale of original art is allowable.
  • Artist shall commit to Service Hours, based on studio size (Ex: each standard size studio contributes 96 hours per year; hours per artist are prorated based upon number of artists in each space.)
  • At signing of Lease, artist will deposit first month rent, last month rent, and $100 security deposit.
  • Artist shall maintain an active City of Pacifica Business License (initial processing fee is waived, annual fee is approximately $40).
  • Artist shall maintain an active membership with the Art Guild of Pacifica ($25 per yr.).
  • Artist shall participate in a minimum of one Art Guild of Pacifica exhibition per year.
  • Studio Artists are responsible for all repairs and maintenance to their studios.
  • All debris/garbage/recycling, etc. must be disposed of by artist. SAC has no studio collection service.
  • The buildings are not heated or air conditioned. Sinks in studios are cold water only.
  • Heaters requiring the use of electricity are not allowed.
  • Lease terms vary, with a maximum of 2 years. Renewals are subject to Selection Committee approval, but in no case may an artist remain longer than 6 years. If an artist reaches the 6 year limitation, and there is no waiting list, tenancy may revert to month-to-month, based on Selection Committee approval. However, SAC is required to advertise the space, and at such time as a new tenant is selected, the artist will be given 30 days notice to vacate the premises.

 

EXAMPLES OF TYPES OF STUDIOS OFFERED AT SANCHEZ ART CENTER


Standard size studio with sink/dividing wall/shared w/1 other artist.
  • $240/mo. for half-studio
  • 48 service hours per year for half-studio
  • Average 460 sf (half of 920 sf studio shared with 1 other artist)
  • 52 cents sf cash value; 73 cents sf, including value of service hours
  • Suitable for fiber artist, painters, sculpture (depending on vacancy)

Standard size studio with sink/dividing wall/shared w/2 other artists
  • $160/mo. for one-third-studio
  • 32 service hours per year for one-third-studio
  • Average 300 sf (of 900 sf studio shared with 2 other artists)
  • 53 cents sf cash value; 75 cents sf, including value of service hours
  • Most suitable for photographer

Tiled Studio with 7 cu ft Cress Kiln, large wedging table, sink with clay traps, 3 electric wheels
  • $300/mo. - 237 sf. May be rented singly or by a group.
  • 48 service hours per year
  • Electricity cost for kiln operation not included; usage is measured and billed to tenant.
  • $1.27 sf, cash value; $1.69 cents sf, including value of service hours
  • Suitable for ceramics, glass, or metal work. With the exception of the kiln, other furniture may be removed upon request prior to rental.

Small single studio without sink
This studio is the same as Room 2 of the Ceramics Lab, and it can be rented separately.
  • $200/mo.
  • Service hours - 48 hours per year
  • 190 sf
  • 95 cents sf cash value; $1.45 sf, including value of service hours

Small single studio with sink
This studio is the same as Room 2 of the Ceramics Lab, and it can be rented separately.
  • $225/mo
  • Service hours - 48 hours per year
  • 207 sf
  • 92 cents sf cash value; $1.36 sf, including value of service hours

The above represents a general sampling of the types of studio spaces offered by SAC, subject to availability. Others with small variances may also become available.

Application Form