Fifth Annual 50-50 Show

Create 50 works of art in 50 days! Sanchez Art Center (SAC) seeks California artists (18 and older) for its fifth annual 50-50 Show which takes place August 23 - Sepember 29, 2013. Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a theme for their 50 pieces, and uses the same medium for all 50 pieces. Production for participating artists will begin June 17 and end August 5, 2013. ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, May 23.

Online entries must be submitted by 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.


APPLY: At the 50-50 Show application page, you will be prompted to state your medium and your proposed theme.  Themes must be 10 words or less. Submit 3 artwork images in the medium you will use. You should choose artworks that are samples of your best work in that particular medium. Images uploaded to CaFÉ must be 1920 pixels on the longest side and under 3 MB. Please review CaFÉ’s “Image and Media Preparation” page for details.


COST: A non-refundable $25 fee is required at the time of entry. An additional $75 is due upon acceptance to cover the costs of materials and other exhibition expenses such as publicity and marketing.  Accepted artists will be required to come to Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica in order to pick up their 50 panels.  See "Media", below for more information about panels.


MEDIA: All fine art media that conforms to exhibition requirements described herein will be accepted. Artists may prime panels, or attach canvas, drawings, or watercolor paper. 3D sculpture may be attached to panels (must be wall-mounted only and fit in allocated space of 6” x 6” x 6”). If your work requires a different approach, contact us for approval as soon as possible.


MATERIALS: Sanchez Art Center will furnish each artist with 50 unprimed non-archival medium-density fiberboard (MDF) panels, 6” x 6” with nail holes pre-drilled, and will provide hanging supplies (nails, adhesive putty) and templates. Other 6” x 6” panels may be used at the artist’s expense (small canvases, etc.) as long as the presentation is professional in appearance and there is a rigid support for the work (i.e., no paper or fabric may be placed directly on the wall).


Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)