11th Annual 50|50 Show
For California artists
Call for Entries – 11th Annual 50|50 Show, Aug 30–Sept 22, 2019
THE CHALLENGE: Create 50 works of art in 50 days! Sanchez Art Center (SAC) seeks California artists (18 and older) for its 11th annual 50|50 Show, which takes place August 30–September 22, 2019. Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a theme for their 50 pieces. Creation of works by participating artists will begin June 10 and end July 29, 2019.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Entries must be submitted online by 11:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time.
JUROR: Serving as juror is Catharine Clark of Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.
Ron Reekers has a couple of pieces in this year’s Art Festival in Sunset Beach. Open reception is this Friday the 10th from 6-8pm at the 12th Street Community Center in Sunset Beach.
DESIREE ENGEL (ceramics) and
Elizabeth DARON Redmon (paintings)
Exhibit runs from April 12 – May 4, 2019
Opening Reception is April 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
GALLERY 57 UNDERGROUND
In the basement of dA Art Center
252-D S. Main St.
Pomona, CA 91766
Open Friday & Saturday 1:00-4:00pm
DESIREE ENGEL’S installation alludes to the effects of climate change and pollution on ocean life. At first glance, all seems as usual – there are colorful fish and other ocean creatures, as well as plants and reefs. But – look again, and all is not as it seems at first.
Desiree Engel says: ”The inspiration for my clay pieces derives from natural forms. Ocean life has been the focus of my work for many years, with some deviations. However, I always seem to return to this theme. I am concerned about the effects of pollution and global warming on our oceans which are the basis for life on earth. What legacy are we leaving our descendants? Scientists predict that in less than 30 years the oceans will be ‘fishless.’”
The artist has shown her work extensively throughout Southern California and the United States, as well as in her native Croatia (formerly part of Yugoslavia). Her work is in private collections in the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, and Australia. She has taught hand-built ceramics at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal-State Fullerton and is a founding member of
57 UNDERGROUND, a contemporary art gallery in Pomona.
ELIZABETH DARON REDMON, an Anaheim artist, writes, “These 40 nonobjective paintings are just for fun, painted for the sheer pleasure of the creative experience. Departing from my usual portrait work, I found myself fascinated by what happens, by plan or surprise, at the intersection of color, shape, value, and design.”
Daron is an active participant/leader/ instructor in the MVAL Artist Cooperative and the arts division of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Cal State Fullerton. She has been honored with five solo exhibitions and has received numerous awards at local, national and international shows.
Daron’s paintings have hung at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Paxton Gallery in Norwalk, Brea Art Gallery, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Muzeo’s Carnegie Museum in Anaheim, the Museum of California Art in Pasadena, and at multiple sites at Cal-State Fullerton and at the University of Southern California. You are invited to visit her art website at DaronDesigns.com.