Art Guild of Pacifica has been around since 1958. In 1996 the guild found a permanent home at Sanchez Art Center in the Pacifica Center for the Arts.  Our members usually show artwork in the West Gallery, unless it’s during our Annual Members Show or Winter Art Faire when we take over the entire art center.  As an all volunteer organization, we depend on our 150+ members to support our exhibitions and events with their time and expertise.

New members are welcome! To join, just click the green “Become a Member” box at the top of this page. Hope to see you soon at an opening or gathering!

Time for Ideas

When the AGP Board meets in September, they’ll decide on the 4 themes for the group shows in the West Gallery for 2018. Have any great suggestions? Email them to

Previous Shows – food for thought:
Buddy Show, Apolitical – Be Political, Anything Goes,
Edgy, Heads, Tell Me a Story, Noir, Artistic License, Full Circle, Outside the Box, Love and Loss, Less is More

Wanderlust, July 14 – August 13

Art Guild of Pacifica has our treasurer Daniele Derenzi to thank for coming up with this show’s theme, ‘Wanderlust.’  42 members responded with a great variety of artwork that fills the West Gallery. Exhibit runs through Aug 13.

west gallery during reception
‘Wanderlust’ exhibition in West Gallery during opening reception

artist & photograph

Daniele Derenzi & her photograph entitled “Listen”

Rosemary Machado’s mixed media piece titled “The Witching Hour”


AGP VP moves to Ohio!

Farewell and good luck to Mark Bray and his partner Darcy Rowley on their recent move to Ohio. The Art Guild is very grateful to Mark for his time, effort and skills in updating our Dirty Palette to an online version, and

painting by Mark Bray

Universal Wave, Mark Bray

his service on the AGP Board as VP and Communications Chair. Thank you, Mark!

Mark’s paintings and art related wares are found at www.crystaleyezed.com


Artist Gatherings

Upcoming Artist Gatherings

Wed  7/19/17 – Zines ~ Let’s Tell Your Story
Wed  9/13/17 – The ‘Juried’ Are Out There
Wed  10/25/17 – tbd
Wed  12/6/17 – tbd

Casual get-togethers, open to all, with a discussion topic, just to get things started…
7-9 pm, Main Gallery, Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica CA 94044

Bring artwork or ideas to share. Light refreshments are served. Ideas or suggestions for gatherings – email danielesphotos@msn.com