Now that California has added art galleries to the list of businesses that may re-open, we are delighted to announce that new exhibitions will open on Friday, July 10, 1–5 p.m.
During the opening and for all gallery visits thereafter, safety protocols for the health and well-being of visitors, volunteers, and staff will include physical distancing and limiting the number of people in the galleries; a short wait outside may therefore be required. Staff and volunteers will keep surfaces sanitized. Touchless hand sanitizers will be available, and all will be required to wear face masks (wear your own, or available in galleries for $10).
We are delighted to welcome back to our East Gallery the Loom & Shuttle Guild, presenting 20/20: Woven Visions, an exhibition of handcrafted and handwoven textile artworks. Fashion, sculpture, wearable art, weaving for the home, and fine craft made by members of the Loom & Shuttle Guild will be displayed, reflecting a wide range of techniques and skills. The exhibition includes colorful woven scarves, shawls, and bags; wonderfully crafted jackets and other pieces of clothing; table runners, tapestries, baskets, and stitched textiles. In addition to the 2-D wall-hung artworks, there are some amazing and beautiful 3-D pieces. As an added perk, you can chat with a weaver in the gallery on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The Loom & Shuttle Guild, a San Francisco weaving guild founded in 1948, draws participants from all over the Bay Area. Members come not only from textile, fine art, and fashion careers, but from a diversity of fields such as music, teaching, technology, graphic design, writing, architecture, nursing, law, science, and more. Many artists have been weaving for decades, and many show their work in local and national exhibits. The guild’s purpose is to promote high standards of weaving, to stimulate public interest in and appreciation for handweaving and fiber art, and to offer educational opportunities. New members continue to join the guild to expand their knowledge about the art and craft of weaving.
Showing concurrently in West Gallery is Pathways & Journeys, an exhibition of artworks by members of the Art Guild of Pacifica. Their theme connotes thoughts of paths, tracks, and trails, and evokes many different kinds of adventures, travels, and explorations. As the AGP artists explore new and different routes, we can revisit the appeal of wandering on paths leading to unknown destinations. Certainly, many visitors may feel encouraged by this open-ended approach after the myriad uncertainties we have all been experiencing. We are all on this journey together. Where will we go from here?
To make sure that shows are as accessible as possible to art lovers, we will extend our normal gallery hours of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 p.m., to include timed entry on weekdays. Reservations can be booked online via our website beginning July 3. Both shows will close at 5 p.m. on Aug. 9. For more information call 650-355-1894 or visit www.SanchezArtCenter.org. Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica. There is ample free parking and Sanchez Art Center is wheelchair-accessible.
Stay safe, everyone, and do try to visit our galleries to nourish and refresh your soul with the beauty and wonder of some fantastic art!
— Sanchez Art Center