Sixty-seven juried artists have created one 6-inch by 6-inch work per day for 50 days for the sixth annual "50/50 Show" opening Friday at the Sanchez Art Center.

Friday's fundraising preview runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with tickets available in advance for $10 at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. At the door, tickets are $20. A free grand opening celebration follows from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Juror for this year's show is Jack Fischer of Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco. The selected artists work in a variety of mediums, from painting and drawing to printmaking, photography and ceramics.

Among the artists is Katy Kindig, a San Jose artist who paints in oils. She worked for a long time in high tech but now is a full-time artist. Her theme for this exhibit centers on California landscapes, "loose and sometimes a bit abstract."

Another participating artist is Linda Tapscott, who uses wire mesh to explore movement in space. Cheryl Coon creates biological abstractions using plastic, fiber and ceramic. Jennifer Alpaugh, who is returning for her sixth year, has created delicate botanical cyanotypes.

The show will continue through Sept. 28. The Sanchez Art Center is at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Call 650-355-1894 or visit www.sanchezartcenter.org.


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Views of agriculture

Works interpreting the coastside's agricultural, scenic and cultural heritage are presented in the exhibit "California Agriculture," on view at the Coastside Land Trust Gallery through Oct. 24.

The gallery is at 788 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment by calling 605-726-5056. Visit www.coastsidelandtrust.org.

Celebrating calligraphy

A new series of paintings by Berkeley artist Salma Arastu is presented in "Celebration of Calligraphy," which opens today at the Triton Museum of Art. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Chief Curator Preston Metcalf notes Arastu "successfully melds traditional design motifs, contemporary abstraction and the most exquisite calligraphy into works that can speak to anyone willing to listen and see."

The show will be on view through Nov. 16. The Triton Museum is at 1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum also is open from 5 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Call 408-247-2438 or visit www.tritonmuseum.org.

Young prize winners

Congratulations to brothers Mitchell Yu, age 13, and Trenton, 9, who have won top prize at the 2014 Tabby Awards, the global competition for the best tablet apps and games.

The brothers created a multiplayer battlefield strategy game, called Towerful, for the Apple iPad. Visit www.TabbyAwards.com.

Dorothea Lange event

The Oakland Museum of California is holding a special event at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 related to the upcoming premiere on PBS of the American Masters program "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning."

The event includes screening of the documentary, which is directed and narrated by Lange's granddaughter, Dyanna Taylor.

After the film there will be a special question-and-answer event with Taylor as well as Elizabeth Partridge, who is Lange's goddaughter and biographer and a granddaughter of Imogen Cunningham, and with Drew Johnson, the museum's Curator of Photography and Visual Culture.

A book signing of the companion volume will follow in the OMCA Store. Attendees also may view a selection of Lange's works from OMCA's collection.

Tickets are $20 general, or $10 for OMCA members. The Oakland Museum of California is at 1000 Oak St., Oakland. For more information, visit www.museumca.org. Call 510-318-8520.

Information on visual and literary arts can be sent to Bonny Zanardi at Bzanardi@aol.com.