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 Room for Thought at SPACE 151, San Francisco, CA. Juror Jack Fischer. Fischer. (Images from opening reception heremore information here)

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. 

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

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 – Aug. 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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