2020 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition

2020 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition
The 2020 Left Coast Annual Exhibition is juried by Carin Adams, Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum of California.
The Exhibition was scheduled to open at Sanchez Art Center on Friday, April 10, 2020.  As the world turned upside down with the spread of COVID-19, it became clear that the exhibition would not be able to take place in-person as communities responded to shelter-in-place orders to protect public health.  Artists and Sanchez Art Center staff pivoted to create this first show in our new virtual galleries. 
One of the great functions of visual art is the opportunity it provides to take viewers to new places, filling the need in our souls to grow and to look at the world through a different set of eyes.  Adams has put together an exhibition that fills the need.
Navigating the Galleries:  The three little bars at the top or center of this page provide access to the virtual galleries website menu or click these links: About the Left Coast AnnualArtists in the Exhibition2020 Left Coast Annual Exhibition ArtAbout Sanchez Art Center and Contact Sanchez Art Center.  
Enjoy a leisurely “stroll” through the gallery of 50 pieces by 49 artists selected by Ms. Adams by scrolling through the “2020 Left Coast Annual Exhibition Art”.  Click on an image to learn more about the artist and their inspiration.  The “Artists in the Exhibition” page allows you to dive deeper into an artists realm by clicking on their name to be taken to their website.  
Supporting artists and the creative community has never been more important.  Artworks are available for purchase.  To assist you in your decision, you can view the works in a room setting (from the page with the artistwork and artist statement, click “room” under the artwork.  Click HERE to see this feature in action).    


"Opening Reception | Saturday, July 29, 2019 | 6-8p
Dab Art is pleased to present WHITE RABBIT. In keeping with our fall tradition, this exhibit reflects a dark overtone by exploring the precognitive idea of bad omens, folklore and superstitions.

Rabbits are often symbolically used in horror films to foreshadow imminent death and violence. In pop culture the rabbit has become a metaphor for personal demons. The artists selected for exhibition were chosen based their abilities to create contemporary works that convey visceral themes of absence, longing, loss, fragility and aggravation. WHITE RABBIT is both an emotional and entertaining multi media exhibition, including photography, abstracts, sculpture and textile works. Curated by Yessíca Torres.

Artists on Exhibit:
Martin Runel | Francisco Del Mar | Sandy Whetstone | Tomer Peretz | Toy Jones | Gary Aagaard | Jennifer Song | Matthew Borgen | Beatriz Rodriguez | Corey Pemberton | Gina M. | Jane Peterson | Dominga Opazo

Curator's note:
The concept for WHITE RABBIT was based on personal loss. Almost a year ago, I spotted a seemingly harmless toy rabbit in the gallery. Little did I know what the rabbit represented or how it would change the course of my life."

The Edge Effect: International Juried Exhibition

The Edge Effect: International Juried Exhibition
June 30 - September 22, 2019

The Edge Effect describes an ecological phenomenon in the border area between disparate habitats, such as a meadow and a forest, which results in exponentially greater biodiversity. The Katonah Museum of Art recognizes that a museum creates a similar environment where works from artists with diverse backgrounds and locations are brought together to foster dialogue and spark creativity. Just as a border area is teeming with life, an exhibition can be a fertile place of ideas and images.

This exhibition includes works in all media and subject matter submitted by artists from all over the U.S. and 13 countries around the world. 67 works were chosen out of 957 submissions. Juried by Akili Tommasino, Associate Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Awards will be granted to the top three submissions.

Here is an image of my framed piece, which is currently being exhibited in The Edge Effect.