DECEMBER 1, 2019
From the Editor
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Enjoy this issue of your PRS Newsletter, and best wishes for your Holidays! We hope to see you at the PRS Holiday Party!
Now let's change the world for better through our art!
Your PRS Newsletter Staff
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AREA COORDINATOR NEWS
Peter & Deborah Keresztury are having a Holiday Party for their family, friends, fellow artists and neighbor on Sunday December 15, and they welcome PRS members to attend (read details at this link).
Dale Eastman & Charles Stinson continue discussions with a curator about promising San Francisco venues for PRS exhibitions. Watch for more news soon.
Jane Ingram Allen, PRS sculptor & arts writer, hosted the November Second Sunday Spotlight at her studio in Santa Rosa, CA. The event began with some time for PRS members to see artworks by several artists in the same studio complex.
Jane then showed a wide-ranging works in her archive.
The variety of Jane's works dispelled any notions that paper-making art is confined to two dimensions.
Jane gave a demonstration of sculptural paper-making, from blending of materials, through dipping the moulds and deckles, to "couching" the final sheets and even shaping them into sculptural forms to dry.
Jane then gave participants a chance to try their hand at it. Below, Marguerite Elliot makes paper as Jane instructs.
Jane also spoke about her experiences in multiple international artist-in-residency programs, curating international outdoor environmental sculpture projects, and writing for arts publications, including Sculpture.
Viewing Jane's work, hearing about her experiences, and witnessing her generous and informative teaching style was exciting and inspiring for all attending. As we talked over pot-luck dishes and beverages, we shared new-found appreciations of the art of paper-making and realizations that it might easily gain place in our sculpture-making skill sets.
Learn more about Jane and her work by visiting her prior website at www.JaneIngramAllen.com and by visiting her new blog at JaneIngramAllen.wordpress.com.
NEXT SPOTLIGHT: PRS Holiday Party Hosted by Eileen Fitz-Faulkner
RSVP now to attend the Second Sunday Spotlight for December -- the annual PRS Holiday Party, hosted by Eileen Fitz-Faulkner at her art-filled home in Orinda. The event begins at 4:00 PM and continues to 7:00 PM.
Eileen urges members to "get out of your dungarees and put on something snazzy!" and asks that attendees bring a beverage, side dish, or a dessert. Main dishes will be provided.
Members can register at this link. If you have questions, send an email to Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her cell phone 510 919-3489.
Come enjoy the holiday spirit with PRS members and their guests, enjoy great food, beverages and conversation; meet new members, get to know your Board Directors, and share your passion for sculptures as an exciting and vital art form!
Volunteer to host a PRS Second Sunday Spotlight or find out more by sending an email to email@example.com. Event Committee co-chairs Eileen Fitz-Faulkner and Leitha Thrall will be happy to talk with you.
Barry Beach’s wall sculpture from his Contested Terrain Series "Wrapped and Covered" (image below, 2019, reclaimed paper, rope, rubber and wood with vinyl), was selected for inclusion in ECHOES: From There to Here — Alumni Exhibition at the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Curated by Tim Berry and Jeremy Morgan, the artworks selected for ECHOES accentuated a breadth of vision and concerns, underscoring the significance of art in general and the importance of studio practice as indicative of a lifetime commitment to art and creativity. The exhibition opened on November 11, 2019 and continued thorough November 24, 2019. For further information see: http://sfai.edu/exhibitions-public-events/detail/echoes-from-there-to-here
Ellen Coffey’s piece, "Sicilian Lions", (image below, 2019, bronze, photo by George Post) will be included in the Berkeley Art Center Members Exhibition in Berkeley, CA opening with a reception on January 11, 2020. The group show, curated by Griff Williams, will run through January 25, 2020. For more information about the show see: www.berkeleyartcenter.org
Marguerite Elliot’s sculpture, "Don’t Touch Me", (image below, steel, wire, mixed media) is currently on exhibit at the San Pablo Art Gallery in San Pablo, CA. The show, curated by Anne Austin, the Director of the San Pablo Art is entitled, A Fond Farewell. The gallery is closing and this is their last show. The group exhibition showcases some of the artists who exhibited in the gallery over the years.
The show opened on October 12, 2019 and runs through December 15, 2019. More of Margurite’s work can be seen at: http://www.margueriteelliot.com/
Oleg Lobykin’s sculpture, "Pixel", (image below, 2018, polyamide) will be auctioned off as part of Art Auction at Works Gallery in San Jose. The auction will include work from more than 100 regional artists in Silicon Valley.
The exhibition and auction includes a wide range of local artists, from the most exhibited and honored to new and emerging. As well as a survey of regional artists, this annual fundraiser to support community art has helped art enthusiasts at all levels to start or grow their collections.
The exhibit opens with a reception on Auction night, December 7. Silent bidding and ‘buy it now’ begins at the reception! See the list of artists and previews of work at www.workssanjose.org .
MEMBERSHIP & PARTICIPATION
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Invite your sculptor colleagues to join and get one month free membership for each new member you recruit (cannot previously have been a member). Just ask the new member to mention your name while filling out the "How did you hear about us?" blank in the application form.
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YOUR AREA COORDINATORS
Our Area Coordinators help organize local group meetings of PRS members in order to create new shows & events. Connect with your Area Coordinators to suggest and to help plan shows & events in your area, or volunteer to become an Area Coordinator. Find your Area Coordinator on this web page.
MEMBERSHIP IN PRS & ISC
Regular membership in Pacific Rim Sculptors requires also joining the International Sculpture Center (ISC, www.sculpture.org), with 20% discount (enter "PRS" as the Chapter Code). More information here.
The online version of Sculpture magazine is now available at SculptureMagazine.Art, which includes archived issues. Also, check out the ISC Website Sculpture.org member resources; add photos of your works annually for review by collectors, gallerists, curators, and corporate buyers. Also check out the Insider section of Sculpture magazine.
LINKS OF INTEREST
Chicago Sculpture International
Claudia Chapline Contemporary Art
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
International Sculpture Center
Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation