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Three New Exhibitions at Sanchez Art Center

  • Address:
    1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Ste B
    Pacifica, CA 94044
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free

All three shows open on Friday, January 21 with an opening night reception from 7:00-9:00 PM. Following the opening, gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00–5:00 PM. Our safety protocols include face masks, physical distancing, and limited numbers of people in the galleries.

Main Gallery - The Male Glaze
Curated by Susan Hillhouse Leask, Philo Northrup dazzles with his colorful, whimsical assemblage pieces from his series called Color Stories, which he began in 2007 and has added to every year since. The show's title plays on the feminist term for patriarchal influence in art on every level, "the male gaze." Twist the words just slightly to acknowledge the high gloss, the "glaze" of Northrup's assemblages, and there you have it—a visual and linguistic pun.

The artist will talk about his work on Sunday, February 13 at 3:30 PM. Come early to see an array of Art Cars on display at 2:30 PM (weather permitting) between the East and West Galleries.

East Gallery - Art Quilts 2
The artists of Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) share their stunningly beautiful quilted artworks, not at all your traditional quilt patterns. SAQA defines the art quilt as "a creative visual work that is layered and stitched, or that references this form of stitched layered structure." In addition to traditional pieced and appliqued quilts, the display includes art quilts with images that have been digitally enhanced, painted, or dyed. Their surfaces are hand- or machine-stitched and sometimes embellished. The diversity of subject matter is inspiring, from portraits to flora and fauna, from stunning landscapes to abstract impressions of beloved places.

On Saturday, January 29 at 2:00 PM, the artists of SAQA will discuss their work in an Artists' Talk via Zoom to provide the opportunity for artists in the group who are outside of the Bay Area to take part.

West Gallery - The Heart of the Matter
The Art Guild of Pacifica’s theme for their first exhibition of 2022 evokes many artistic approaches, from drilling down into almost any subject or “matter” to reach its deepest meaning to focusing directly on the feelings that emanate from our heart.