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2017 Fog Fest Photography Contest
For SF Bay Area artists


Get ready now to enter your photos in the 2017 Fog Fest Photography Contest, coordinated by Sanchez Art Center in partnership with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce. 

Four divisions provide you the opportunity to select an area that best fits your photographic interest and style. The divisions are: 1) Special Theme: City of Pacifica’s 60th Birthday!; 2) Our Natural Environment (land, sea, and air); 3) Flora & Fauna (all creatures, including human!); and 4) Black & White. 

Acclaimed Pacifica photographers Alan Grinberg, Edwin Hacking, and Sharron Walker are serving as this year’s judges. All have spent years traveling our Bay Area environs and around the world in search of the perfect shot.

Entries will be accepted between Monday, September 4, and Sunday, September 17, at two locations: Sanchez Art Center, 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, (Sun.–Sat., 1–5pm) or Pacifica Chamber of Commerce office in Rockaway Beach, 225 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Suite 1 (Mon.–Fri., 10am–5pm). Each entrant must submit a Pacific Coast Fog Fest Photo Contest Entry Form and $10 fee (total for up to two entries regardless of division). There are no eligibility restrictions as to residency, geographic content, or contestant age. Photos must be framed and wired according to entry instructions. 

All photos will be exhibited at the Pacific Coast Fog Fest Art Corner, a favorite spot to stop and “ooh and ahhh” over what inspires San Francisco Bay Area photographers, Sat.–Sun., Sept. 24–25. Cash awards will be presented to first ($100), second ($50), and third place ($25) winners in each division on Sunday at the Fog Fest, and an award certificate will be presented for Judges’ Best of Show. All award winners will be invited to participate in a group show to take place in the East Gallery at Sanchez Art Center, in late spring/early summer 2018. 

For additional information contact Sanchez Art Center at 355.1894, Mon.–Fri., 1–5pm, or email Entry forms and contest guidelines can be obtained from Sanchez Art Center (in person, or on the Call for Entries page at, the Chamber of Commerce office, or the Pacific Coast Fog Fest website:

Deadline: 09-17-2017
Sanchez Art Center
Pacifica, CA

Contact: Melinda Lightfoot
Phone: 650.355.1894

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