A two-day South Bay Artist Collective event May 3 and 4 benefits Mira Costa High School art education and showcases their burgeoning talent as well as established South Bay artists.

The 19th annual Mira Costa All Media art show takes place Friday, May 3, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Resin Gallery, located at 618 Cypress Ave.

The show features 150 pieces from various art classes at Mira Costa. The student portfolio showcase features photography to pottery. This is the second year the South Bay Collective is hosting the all-media show.

A fundraiser, “9x12,” for the Mira Costa Visual Arts Department takes place Saturday, May 4, from 6 to 10 p.m., Art work on 9 by 12 inch canvases from students, professional artists and community leaders are on sale for $100 to raise funds for the department that is in dire need of money.

South Bay Artist Collective co-founder Rafael McMaster said their goal is to raise $15,000 through the art sale and tickets. Currently the average monthly supply budget is around $1 per student, per month.

“A dollar per student, per month, there's not much you can do with that,” McMaster said. “There's certain projects they don't do because they don't have enough money to get canvases for each kid, and if they can only get canvases for half the kids they are not going to do the project,” McMaster said.

Most of the money raised will go to art supplies.

“If our kids don't have the adequate supplies to able to do even the most basic of projects or if they have supplies of poor quality, it pushes them away from the art programs,” McMaster said. “When they get pushed away from creating art, they get pushed away from their creative self.”

McMaster said he's been working with the city to keep Resin in its current location at 618 Cypress Ave.

In February, they received a citation for not having a special event permit and their final show had to be canceled. They now have a special event permit that allows them to have up six shows for a six-month period. This weekend's events are the first under that special permit.

“We worked closely with the city to ensure we get our permits in order so that we can continue to provide a community service, creativity and art for our patrons and local community and youth,” McMaster said.

Tickets for Saturday's event are $50. Admission includes beer, wine and cocktails along with food and live music from local singer/songwriter Zacc West. Donations can be made at Funddeed.com.

For more information, visit resinhb.com.

Contact this reporter at mhixon@tbrnews.com or on Twitter @michaeljhixon.com.

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