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"A Question of Balance" at MSC

  • 27 Jan 2024
  • 26 May 2024
  • Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

A Question of Balance 

Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors are encouraged to submit images of their three-dimensional artwork for consideration to be included in the juried exhibition A Question of Balance at the Museum of Sonoma County (MSC) in Santa Rosa, California. 

The theme A Question of Balance invites sculptors to submit work that explores the varied and multiple meanings and interpretations of “balance”. Balance can refer to gravity, to mathematics, to accounting, to opposing ideas or components, and so on. Balance is commonly defined as: a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight or amount, or something used to produce equilibrium. 

Whether the interpretation of balance is taken literally, conceptually, or tangentially, artists are encouraged to use their own interpretations in use of materials, techniques, subject matter, or a combination of concepts to address the theme of balance. What does balance mean to you personally or in a larger context?

A Question of Balance

Exhibition Dates: January 27- May 26, 2024

Artist Reception: Saturday January 27, 3-5 pm


JEFF NATHANSON, Executive Director and Art Curator, Museum of Sonoma County (MSC)

Kate Eilertsen, Executive Director/Chief Curator, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art 

Juror Jeff Nathanson has had a distinguished career as a curator, arts administrator, and educator. He has served as Executive Director and Art Curator for Museum of Sonoma County (MSC) since 2017. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Arts Council of Princeton, a special projects curator for the Princeton University Art Museum, Director of the International Sculpture Center (publisher of Sculpture Magazine) and was Executive Director of the Richmond Art Center (Richmond, CA). In addition, Nathanson directed San Francisco Open Studios and has been a consultant, guest lecturer and guest curator with a range of universities, cultural and educational organizations including East Michigan University, California College of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, and others. Jeff studied fine arts and music at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz, and nonprofit management at Indiana University School of Philanthropy.  

Juror Kate Eilertsen has worked in the art world for many years as an arts advocate, curator, educator and museum director. She began her museum work at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, moved to Boston where she opened a new museum for the Harvard University Art Museums and then to San Francisco where she was the Director of Intersection for the Arts, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, Acting Director of Visual Arts for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Executive Director for the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and currently Executive Director and Chief Curator for di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

Museum of Sonoma County is located at 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

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