The Sanchez Art Center 50|50 Show is a juried show of California artists who undertake an artistic journey to produce 50 small pieces of art over 50 days to challenge their creativity.
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Eleven years ago, Sanchez Art Center (CA) took a chance on a new concept for a very large show of very small works, called the “50|50 Show.” With its fantastic display of originality and the affordability of the artworks, this highly anticipated exhibition at Sanchez Art Center is known throughout the greater Bay Area and beyond.
This year we’re pleased to have Catharine Clark of Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco serving as juror. One hundred and seventy-nine artists submitted entries. Of these, 64 will show their works in the now-classic 49-piece grid pattern of 7 down and 7 across, with the 50th piece off to the side. Each artist chooses their medium, follows a theme of their choice, and dives into 50 days of concentrated creativity. The resulting bonanza is over 3,000 individual small artworks in one exhibition. It’s a visual feast, with painting, photography, cyanotypes, collage and mixed media assemblage, encaustics, and more. Art enthusiasts often visit multiple times to take it all in.
For the artists, producing 50 artworks on their chosen theme in 50 days is quite challenging, but the process is also very rewarding. Here is how one artist described the experience: “Was an amazing project! Reconnected me with my roots in multiples! Excited to start my next project! Took me out of my comfort zone working in paper only too! Can’t wait to see the show!” Another artist shared that the project “was like a very good book that I did not want to end. So looking forward to seeing all the other journeys.”
Exhibition runs through Sunday, September 22. Visit www.sanchezartcenter.org for more information.