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2021 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition
1220-B Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044


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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California
Event Dates: 4/9/21 - 5/16/21
Entry Deadline: 2/2/21
Days remaining to deadline: 14
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 20
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 20
Entry Fee (2021 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition): $15.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$15.00

Images - Minimum: 0 , Maximum: 18
Videos – Minimum: 0 ,  Maximum: 2

Total Media - Minimum: 1 , Maximum: 20
Entry Fee (Application Fee Per Image - Sanchez Art Center): $15.00

2021 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition
April 9 - May 16, 2021
Reception – TBD based on health and safety considerations

ENTRY DEADLINE: TUESDAY, February 2, 2021, 11 pm, Pacific Standard Time.


Christine Koppes is the Curator and Director of Public Programs at ICA San José. Koppes is dedicated to curating exhibitions that promote awareness and appreciation of contemporary art and culture with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists. Recent projects include Sense of Self (2019), a group exhibition of photographers who explore identity and selfhood through portraiture, as well as a collaboration with the San José LGBTQ Youth Space for programming and a supplemental exhibition. Koppes also curated Surreal Sublime (2018), which explored psychedelic landscapes, and Personal Alchemy (2020) an exhibition featuring Bay Area artists Terri Friedman, Maria Paz, and Muzae Sesay. She has organized multiple large site-specific installations with artists such as Tracey Snelling and Soo Sunny Park.

Koppes manages the public programs at the ICA, which includes a lecture series Talking Art and First Friday events and performances. In 2019 she introduced Art Hangs, a series of pop-up art events throughout downtown San José. Recently she collaborated with San José Museum of Art, Exploratorium, and Kadist to present AV: Artist Videos at the Drive-In, a way to gather and experience art on the big screen in the time of social distancing. She sees public programs as an opportunity to create more engaging art experiences and build stronger connections with the community. Koppes has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2010. From 2013 to 2018 she was Assistant Curator of Exhibition and Programs at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. She received her BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley.


The mission of Sanchez Art Center is to create community through art. Established in 1996 when artists and community members converted an old school into a multi-use complex, Sanchez Art Center offers a comfortable and welcoming place for the community to come together, engage and be enriched by the arts. Today the Pacifica Center for the Arts campus includes 3 galleries, studio space for 33 visual artists, the Mary Harris Arts Education Room, and the Mildred Owen Concert Hall.

Sanchez Art Center, a 501(c)3 organization, provides free exhibitions and talks by emerging and established west coast artists, education and engagement designed to make art accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and affordable art studios for San Francisco Bay Area artists.


2 Exhibition Awards ($250 plus an exhibition in 2022); 2 Merit Awards ($250)


Open to all California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii 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 submit up to 20 entries, including jpegs and up to 2 videos. The non-refundable fee for each image or video 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 submitted. CaFETM accepts Visa and Mastercard. Checks should be made payable to Sanchez Art Center and be mailed well before the entry deadline to: Sanchez Art Center, 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044.


Sanchez Art Center is currently open to visitors, by appointment, with health and safety protocols in place.  SAC Staff regularly monitors the current health situation and adjusts as needed to State and County guidelines. With positive news on vaccines and the timing of the Left Coast Annual after the winter, we anticipate being able to continue to welcome art enthusiasts to the physical galleries; final determination though will be based on the health situation at the time of the exhibition.  To be prepared, and based on positive response in 2020, SAC will also be presenting all works selected for the 2021 LCA in our online galleries ( 

In person hours are Fri – Sat – Sun, 1-5pm, by appointment.  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 Monday, March 29. 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 for returns, so make sure it is sturdy. We appreciate you checking that your shipping company will pick up at Sanchez Art Center, to minimize SAC Staff needing to deliver packages to shippers.


Sanchez Art Center carries $150,000 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 Sanchez Art Center permission to use images of accepted works for public relations, marketing, and archival purposes.

iMPORTANT dates & Times

TUES  FEB 2, 11 pm PDT- Entry Deadline

MON  FEB 22 - Accepted artists notified by 5 pm

SUN  MAR 28, 2:30–6:30 pm &  MON  MAR 29, 1–5 pm - Hand-deliver work

MON  MAR 29, 5 pm - Deadline to receive shipped work

MON  MAR 29, 5 pm – Deadline to change label information

MON MAR 29, 5PM – Deadline to receive high quality (240-300 dpi) jpg of work

FRI  APR 9 – Show Opening

TBD – Juror’s and Artist Talk and “Gallery Walk”

SUN  MAY 16, 5–6:30 pm- Pick up work

MON MAY 17, 10 am–12 pm - Pick up work

      All times are Pacific Standard Time.

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