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Reverie, A Printmaking Exchange
Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044

Entry Deadline: 11/28/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Reverie, A Printmaking Exchange): $15.00
Admin (AGP Membership dues (+ $.50 processing)): $25.50


THE PROJECT: Twelve juried artists will create an original archival print in a numbered edition of eighteen (18). Suggested archival printmaking media are monoprint, cyanotype, relief/block printing, etching, collagraph, silkscreen, lithography, and letterpress. The edition of 18 completely dry prints is to be delivered to Sanchez Art Center by 5 pm on Thurs March 15, 2018. Each participant will receive a boxed portfolio set of 12 prints, and the 6 remaining boxed portfolio sets will be available to collectors to benefit Sanchez Art Center. 

ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be 18 or older, and must be members of the Art Guild of Pacifica (AGP). Non-members may join AGP when submitting their entry online on CAFE™.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Benefits of participating include a rewarding creative experience; fellowship and exchange of art with other printmakers; increased visibility; and support for Sanchez Art Center. Sanchez Art Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit community art center that makes art accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, is also the home of Art Guild of Pacifica.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017. Entries must be submitted online at (CaFETM) by 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time.

JUROR: Matt Pipes is a San Francisco–based printmaker and painter. He is the studio manager at Trillium Graphics and is an adjunct instructor of printmaking at City College of San Francisco.

ABOUT SANCHEZ ART CENTER: The mission of Sanchez Art Center is to create community through art. Sanchez Art Center 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 offers exhibitions by established and emerging artists. We make art accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds by offering a variety of free exhibitions and lectures, affordable studio rentals, workshops and classes for teens and adults, and after-school art classes, summer camps, and in-school art classes for kids, as well as community art projects and opportunities.

APPLY: All entries must be made online at Artists may submit up to three examples of their best printmaking work. These should be examples of 2-dimensional hand-pulled prints, made through various archival printmaking processes. For info on how to apply: If you have difficulties online, use the Help feature on the CaFETM site or email

ENTRY FEES: A non-refundable $15 fee is required at the time of entry. An additional $20 participation fee is due upon acceptance to cover the costs of materials such as the archival boxes and other project expenses. (Art Guild vouchers are not accepted in lieu of the entry or participation fee.) Accepted artists must bring or mail checks payable to “Sanchez Art Center” to: Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044, by Dec 14, 2017.  If you are not already a member of the Art Guild of Pacifica, you may join online at CAFE™ during your submission of your artwork images. Art Guild of Pacifica annual dues are $25, which will cover membership through the end of 2018. An additional $0.50 processing fee will be charged as well.

THEME: The theme for this 2018 exchange is “Reverie.” Reverie is a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a state in which you are thinking about pleasant things; a daydream.  Some synonyms for “Reverie” are contemplation, fantasy, meditation, daydream, dream, trance, musing.

MEDIA: Each accepted artist will create an original archival 2-dimensional hand-pulled print in an edition of 18. Suggested archival printmaking media include monoprint, cyanotype, relief/block printing, etching, collagraph, silkscreen, lithography, and letterpress. Paper size: 8” x 10”.

DELIVERY: Artists are to deliver their completed edition of 18 archival prints to Sanchez Art Center during office hours by 5 pm on Thurs Mar 15, 2018. Prints must be completely dry and must not be framed or mounted. Office hours are 1 to 5 pm, Tues through Thurs.

THE EXCHANGE: Sanchez Art Center will box each set of 12 prints in archival portfolio boxes. A public reception for the artists will be held on April 21, 7–9 pm, at which each artist will receive a boxed portfolio set, and the remaining 6 sets will be available for sale to the public to benefit Sanchez Art Center.


Entry Deadline:   Tues Nov 28, 2017, 11 pm (PST) 

Accepted artists notified:    Thurs Dec 7, 2017

Pay $20 participation fee:   Thurs Dec 14, 2017

Meeting for artists to discuss consistent editioning, naming, archival process, and signature format, and to pay $20 participation fee: Thurs Dec 14, 2017, 7 pm

Delivery of finished edition of 18 prints to Sanchez Art Center:   Thurs March 15, 2018, 5 pm

Public reception for the artists and portfolio exchange: Sat April 21, 2018, 7–9 pm



Call: 650.355.1894



Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044

Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1–5 pm during exhibits (except opening Fridays), and by appointment

Office hours: Tues–Thurs 1–5 pm