Claudia Schmuckli is Curator in Charge for Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Prior to joining FAMSF, Schmuckli was Director and Chief Curator at Blaffer Art Museum. She joined the Blaffer in 2004 as Director of Public Relations and Membership. At the Blaffer, Schmuckli forged a reputation as a pivotal figure in the presentation of contemporary art. Her notable projects include: Analia Saban (2016),Slavs and Tatars: Mirrors for Princes (2016), Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker (2015), Candice Breitz: The Woods (2014), Tony Feher (2012), Gabriel Kuri: Nobody Needs to Know the Price of Your Saab (2010), Existed: Leonardo Drew (2009), Chantal Akerman: Moving Through Time and Space (2008), Amy Sillman: Suitors & Strangers (2007), and Urs Fischer: Mary Poppins (2006). Prior to the Blaffer Art Museum, Schmuckli worked as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York from 1999 through 2003 and as a Curatorial Assistant at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from 1997 through 1999. She holds a Master of Arts degree in art history from the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany.
ABOUT SANCHEZ ART CENTER
The mission of Sanchez Art Center is to create community through art. Sanchez Art Center (SAC) was established in 1996 when artists and community members converted an old school into a multi-use arts complex that now includes 3 galleries, 19 art studios, an arts classroom, and the Mildred Owen Concert Hall. Sanchez Art Center fulfills its mission by presenting free exhibitions by established and emerging California artists, offering arts education and community engagement activities, and providing affordable studio rentals.
2 Exhibition Awards ($250 plus an exhibition in 2019); 2 Merit Awards ($250)
Open to all California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska artists age 18 and older. All fine arts visual media will be considered. Artwork shown in prior juried exhibitions at Sanchez Art Center is not eligible. Work must be able to fit through a standard-sized door (80” x 35”) and weigh less than 50 lbs. Framed 2D work must be wired (no sawtooth hangers). Alternative display methods may be used with the approval of Sanchez Art Center, and the artist must supply any special hardware. We reserve the right to refuse works not accurately represented by the digital images submitted.
Artists may enter up to 20 images. The non-refundable fee for each image entered is $15 (i.e., the fee is $30 for 2 images, $45 for 3, etc.). If you feel that submitting a detail shot is important, this will count as another image entered. CaFE(TM) accepts Visa and Mastercard. Checks should be made payable to and mailed to Sanchez Art Center to arrive before the entry deadline.
Each artist is encouraged to gallery sit from 1 to 3 pm or 3 to 5 pm for one day (Friday–Sunday) during the show.
Sales are encouraged. SAC retains a 30% commission on any works sold. Artists should include the 30% commission in the sales price. Sales tax will be administered by SAC.
SHIPPING & RETURN OF ACCEPTED ARTWORKS
Shipped work must arrive at SAC by 5 pm on Thursday, April 5. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Shipped work must be sent with a prepaid return shipping label inside the package. We will re-use your packaging to return works. Make sure your shipping company will pick up at Sanchez Art Center, as we cannot deliver packages to shippers.
Sanchez Art Center carries art insurance for damage or theft, subject to a deductible of $500, for which the Art Center will not be liable. The artist must agree to accept the terms and conditions of the policy and to release Sanchez Art Center, its Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and agents; the Art Guild of Pacifica; and the City of Pacifica from any further liability.
By submitting your work for consideration, you agree that the work will be available during the exhibition dates listed in this prospectus/call for entries, and that you will deliver and pick up your work on the dates specified. Alternate work may not be substituted for work selected by the juror. You also grant the Art Center permission to use images of accepted works for public relations, marketing, and archival purposes.
iMPORTANT DATES & TIMES
TUES JAN 30, 11 pm PST - Entry Deadline
MON FEB 12 - Accepted artists notified by 5 pm
MON APR 2, 5 pm – Deadline to change label information
THURS APR 5, 5 pm - Deadline to receive shipped work
THURS APR 5, 2–8 pm - Hand-deliver work
FRI APR 13, 7–9 pm - Opening Reception
SUN MAY 20, 3:00 pm - Juror’s Talk
SUN MAY 20, 5–6:30 pm - Pick up artwork
MON MAY 21, 10 am–12 pm - Pick up artwork
All times are Pacific Standard Time.