PRS History

In the mid-1980s six Bay Area sculptors (Gale Wagner, John Fick, Greg Wescott, Chuck Splady, Don Rich and Luigi Testa) wanted to meet and talk about their work in a group that supported and and encouraged their careers. From their informal meetings grew the organization that became "Pacific Rim Sculptors Group", and which in 2016 formally achieved non-profit status and became "Pacific Rim Sculptors", a Chapter of the International Sculpture Center. 

The listings below include prior exhibitions and other art-related events of the organization. Where possible, links are added to photographic or other documentation of the exhibitions and events.

Additional items and links will be added as available.

Prior Exhibitions

2018 Sculpture Now at Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA. Juror Brigitte Micmacker. (Information & images here; PMA Blog)

2018 Ingenuity at Marin Society of Artists, Marin, CA. Juror Michael Ruiz. (Information here; article here; video here & here); Facebook here)

2018 Forms & Sequences at Siskiyou Arts Museum, Dunsmuir, CA. Juror Phil Linhares. (Information here; Facebook photos here)

2018 An Exhibition of Indoor & Outdoor Sculpture at Real Goods, Solar Living Institute, Hopland, CA. (Information here)

2018 Room for Thought at SPACE 151, San Francisco, CA. Juror Jack Fischer. Fischer. (Information & images from opening reception here)

2018 - The International Sculpture Center Digital Exhibition at Zona Maco Mexico, with Pacific Rim Sculptors, Chicago Sculpture International, & the Texas Sculpture Group, February. 

2017 - The International Sculpture Center Digital Exhibition at EXPO Chicago, with Pacific Rim Sculptors, Chicago Sculpture International, & the Texas Sculpture Group, September.

2017 - The International Sculpture Center Digital Exhibition at Miami Art Week, with Pacific Rim Sculptors, Chicago Sculpture International, & the Texas Sculpture Group, December. 

2017 - A Sculpture Exhibition, in participation with International Sculpture Day, at Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA, April 4-30. Juror: Jeff Owen; Curator: Peter Keresztury.


2016 - International Sculpture Day Exhibition, at Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA, April 3 – 28.

2015/2016 - DISRUPTION, at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Oct. 25, 2015 - March 27; A juried national show of works by International Sculpture Center chapters. Juror: Kenneth Baker.

2015 - Magic Carpet Ride, Pacific Rim Sculptors & The Greek Sculptors Group of Athens at Ekfrasi - Yianna Grammatopoulou Gallery, Athens, Greece, Sept. 22 – Oct. 24.  Juror: Peter Selz.

2015 - SCULPTURE!  Part I at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, June 14 - July 11. Juror:  John Toki.

2014 - In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA, Oct. 3 – 25. Juror: Donna Napper of San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

2014 - SCULPTURE!  Part II, at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, July 22 – Aug. 22. Juror: John Toki.

2014 - Beyond Gaga, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA, Feb. 1 – March 9.

2013 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Objects of Engagement at 600 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA, June 8 - July 21. Juror: Michele Rowe Shields.

2006 - 16 Years at 600 Townsend, Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA, July 27 – Sept. 7. Juror: Robert Brady.

2006 - Strange Days at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 9 - July 22. Juror: Tara McDowell, SFMOMA.

2005 - Obedient Nature at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, July – Aug. Juror: JoAnne Northrup.

2005 - Wit & Wisdom: Small Works from the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, Jan. 27 - March 5. Juror:  Beth Goldberg & Nancy Legge.

2005 - California Dreaming at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 8 – Feb. 27. Juror: John Toki, California College of Art.

2004 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group: Annual Members Exhibition at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, July 22 – Aug. 27. Juror: Kenneth Baker.

2004 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Bay Area Student Sculpture Biennial at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 10 - July 16.

2004 - Off the Rim: Selections from the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, May-Sept. Juror: Brook Barrie.

2004 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group 2003 Winter Exhibition at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Feb. 6 - March 21. Juror: Stephen Wirtz, Stephen Wirtz Gallery.

2003 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Fall Members Show at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 12 – Oct. 30. Juror: Karen Tsujimoto, Oakland Museum of California.

2003 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Fall Members Exhibition at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 10 – Oct. 31. Juror: Cheryl Haines, Haines Gallery.

2003 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Members Exhibition, Outdoor Show at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, July 31 – Sept. 8. Juror: Brigitte Micmaker & John Denning, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley.

2003 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Members Exhibition, Summer 2003 at 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA, June 11 - July 25. Juror: Steven Oliver, Oliver Ranch Sculpture Collection.

2002 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Bay Area Student Sculpture Biennial at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 13 - July 26. Juror:  Rene Yanez.

2002 - Steamie Creme with No Theme at 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 10 - March 1. Juror: Rene di Rosa, The di Rosa Preserve.

2002 - Sculpture & Art Show at Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA.

2001 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group 2001 Members Exhibition at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 13 – Oct. 23. Juror: Rene de Guzman, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

2001 - Becomings at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, March 15 - May 18. Juror: Donna Schumacher.

2001 - Natural Selections at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 11 – Feb. 23. Juror: Susan Cummins, Susan Cummins Gallery.

2001 - Art at the Summer Solstice at Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA.

2000 - Through the Door Revisited: The Fifth Annual Members Show, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 9 – Oct. 29. Juror: Jeff Nathanson, Richmond Art Center.

2000 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Bay Area Student Sculpture Biennial at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 8 - July 21. Juror: Catharine Clark, Catharine Clark Gallery.

2000 - Spring 2000: An Exhibition of Sculpture at 600 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA, April 20 - June 2. Juror: David Middlebrow, San Jose State University.

2000 - Best Friends at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 20 - March 5. Juror: Susan Hillhouse, Triton Museum.

1999 - Monuments: Markers of Time at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 17-July 30. Juror: Terri Cohen.

1999 - Container Vessel Shelter Home at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, April 22 - June 11. Juror: Clay Jensen, CCAC.

1999 - The Winter Show at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 19 - March 6. Juror: Michael Schwager, Sonoma State University.

1999 - Presence: An Exhibition of Sculpture That Suggests a Figure or the Presence of a Being at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 14 – Feb. 26. Juror: Marvin Schenck, Mendocino Arts Center.

1999 - Fourth Annual Sculpture Show at Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA.

1998 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group: Third Annual Juried Members Exhibition at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept 11–Oct. 31 Juror:  Bella Feldman.

1998 - The Third Time I Saw Phyllis, She Exploded at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, April 2 - June 4. Juror: Richard Berger, SFAI

1998 - Sculpture in the Garden at Cooper Molera Gallery, Monterey, CA.

1998 - Third Annual Sculpture Show at Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA.

1997 - Life Forms and Ancient Energies at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; Invitational Show of Selected Members of PRSG, July 17 – Sept. 7. Juror: Catherine Merrill & Louise Lieber.

1997 - Sculpture - 12 x 12 at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, March 10 - April 30. Juror: Stan Huncilman.

1997 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group: Twenty-two Artists Working with Wood, Stone, Metal, Glass & Clay at Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.

1996 - The Pacific Rim: Annual Members Exhibition of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 12 – Oct. 25. Juror: Peter Selz.

1996 - Bay Area Sculpture Student Survey at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, July 1 – Aug. 15. Juror: Manuel Neri.

1996 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Exhibits the Mother Lode at Ironstone Vineyards Gallery, Murphys, CA, June – Aug.

1996 - Through the Door at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, May 18 – August 1.

1996 - Speaking of Her (environmental concerns for the future) at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, April 8 - June 21. Juror: John Battenberg.

1996 - Passion for the Figure at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 8 - March 22. Juror: Welton Rotz.

1995 - Weather Works: 9 Artists Face the Elements at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 17 – Nov. 24. Juror: Philip E. Linhares, Oakland Museum.

1995 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Jedrzej Stepak at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, March 23 - April 30.

1995 - Spatial Politics: A Garden at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Juror: William Wareham.

1994/1995 - The Oakland Museum Presents: An Impromptu Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture at Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Aug. 19, 1994 – Jan. 8, 1995. Juror: Adrienne Fuzee.

1994 - Northern Lights by Pacific Rim Sculptors Group and Nordic 5 Arts at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, April 15 - June 30. Juror: Adrienne Fuzee.


Prior Events

2017 April - PRS celebrated ISDay with events including an 1890 Bryant Street Open Studios in San Francisco, a sculpture exhibition in Marin County, and tours of the campus sculpture collection and presentations by sculpture students of Sonoma State University.

2017 - Tour of David Ireland House, San Francisco, CA.

Tours of Oakwilde Ranch and Sculpture Park, 7111 S. Burson Road, Valley Springs, CA (http://oakwilderanchsculpture.com)


2016 December - Pacific Rim Sculptors End-of-Year celebratory party at 1890 Bryant Street Studios in San Francisco's Mission District.

2015 - Tour of Steven Oliver Ranch and Sculpture Collection, October.

2013 September - visit to Douglas & Sturgess to observe demonstrations and learn about new mold making and cold-casting materials.

2013 - Visit to 50 Year Survey, retrospective of Bella Feldman's work with artist talk at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

2013 June - meeting in SF to discuss future planning. 

2012 September - Visited the Zero1 Biennial, San Jose, CA.  

2015 October - PRS tour of Oliver Ranch Sculpture Collection


2012 August - Tours of American Steel Studios in Oakland, CA, by founder Karen Cusolito


2012 November - Visit to Transmission Gallery in Oakland, CA; talk by owner about the gallery and the process of proposing shows there. 


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