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Coursing, Susan Helms, Archival Pigment Print

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Call to Artists – Patrons’ Show 2014


The purpose of the Pacific Grove Art Center is to Educate, Appreciate, Exhibit, Encourage, and Inspire. Every year the Pacific Grove Art Center hosts a fundraiser called the Patrons’ Show, one of our biggest fundraising efforts. As a non-profit, historical arts center this event is critical to our continued success in serving the public and meeting our mission. The show features a myriad artwork donated by artists of all stripes. Tickets are sold for the exact number of pieces donated. At the end of the exhibition in December, each ticket holder is guaranteed to win a piece of artwork!

Artists we kindly ask you to donate original, gallery quality works of art: paintings, drawings, collage, printmaking, or photographs that are framed and ready to hang (no more than 48” wide), as well as sculpture, and ceramics. Membership with the PGAC is strongly recommended for this call. Beginning 2015 this will become a requirement for submission.

You will receive a receipt for your donation with the acknowledgement that you have contributed to a wonderful community, non-profit arts center.

Drop-off times: Wednesday through Saturday 12-4:00 pm & Sunday 1-3:30 pm, September 10 through October 16, 2014 until 4:00 pm.

Thank you for supporting the arts and for keeping our community vibrant!

Downtown Butterfly Art Installation Project

In an effort to beautify Downtown Pacific Grove, honor the beginning of the Monarch Butterfly Season and bring energy and color to downtown, The Downtown Business Improvement District, with cooperation from the Pacific Grove Art Center, Artisana Gallery and Butterfly Gift Shop, is debuting an art installation project featuring our local artist’s vision of this timeless Pacific Grove icon.

A total of 50 of the painted, wood butterflies will be attached to each of the light poles throughout Downtown until the end of the wintering season. Locals and visitors will be able to find the butterflies through an interactive map, then vote for their favorite at participating downtown businesses. The winner will receive a special award from the City of Pacific Grove.

Then, each one of the beautiful works will be auctioned off at a special end of season event with the proceeds benefiting the Pacific Grove Art Center.

Click here for a PDF with all the information for artists who are interested in applying for a butterfly “canvas”.

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