Next Artist Gathering

SAVE THE DATE –  Wed, Sept 13th, 7-9 pm
Main Gallery – Sanchez Art Center
The ‘Juried’ are Out There

Juried shows can be a big step. Are you comfortable selecting and applying to juried shows? Or do you just stare at the lists of shows–not knowing how to choose? There are many options, especially now with the internet. Tonight, discussion topic will be juried shows, websites that list them, and suggestions to navigate the process.

Light refreshments will be served and, as always, bring anything you would like to share.

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

Winter Art Faire – December

December 8 – 10
Gala opening, Fri Dec 8, 5 – 9 pm
Sat Dec 9, 10 am – 5 pm
Sun Dec 10, 1 – 5 pm

“Open Walls” –  rent gallery wall space to create you own mini-exhibit.  Reservation deadline is Nov 1.  Installation Nov 26, Nov 27 & Dec 2.
Open Wall Call for entry – click here

“Small Works Group Show”  –  bring small artworks, suitable for holiday shopping.
No advance reservation required. Receiving Sun Nov 26, 1 – 5 pm & Mon Nov 27, 5 – 7 pm
Group Show Entry Form – click here

“Gallery Store” – located in West Gallery, for cards, postcards, artist books, etc.  All items must be priced and packaged. No inventory list required. Bring during receiving for  “Small Works.”

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


Michael Risenhoover Announces Final Issue As Editor

Michael Risenhoover has announced that the Nov 2016 Dirty Palette (58th Members Show) is his final issue as editor. Art Guild of Pacifica appreciates Michael’s amazing and generous volunteer effort creating 32 issues of the Dirty Palette!
Michael joined Art Guild of Pacifica in May of 2009, volunteering on the West Gallery Committee. His expertise at gallery layout and installation was much appreciated, as well as his reliability and great sense of humor. Michael is a great guy, but pretty quiet and doesn’t say much about himself. It was months (maybe years) before many of us learned that, besides being a top notch photographer, great writer and early expert with social media, in his “former life” he’d been a Police Captain in Oklahoma. 
Michael came on the AGP Board as Dirty Palette editor and webmaster when J.T. Morrow retired in March 2010. It was unlikely that Michael had any idea what he was getting into when he started, but he created 32 issues almost single-handedly, doing photography, writing, and layout. He did the transition of the Dirty Palette from a print newsletter to a digital publication, which was made available to members via email in full color. Michael also helped get the AGP into the 21st century by creating a Facebook page, Twitter account, and starting our MailChimp email notifications. 
Thanks to Michael we have a lot of Art Guild history captured from 2010 through the final edition in November 2016. Check out some of these past issues on the AGP website at  
Michael currently volunteers to install the exhibitions of artwork in Pacifica Performances’ Mildred Owen Concert Hall. You can follow Michael on Facebook and Instagram to see his photos from interesting travels, winemaking efforts and life with his beautiful wife Julie. 
Many thanks to Michael for all he has done for Art Guild of Pacifica!