PRS NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 1, 2020


From the Editor

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2020 begins with momentum gained in 2019:

  • Members generously donated over $2000 to fund PRS sculpture exhibitions in 2020; 
  • The PRS Board of Directors elected new President Barry Beach, new Vice President Catherine Daley, new Secretary Jeff Key, and continuing Treasurer Carmen Almlie-Martinez;
  • PRS had exciting exhibitions at SHOH Gallery in Berkeley (organized by the Exhibitions Committee), and at the Bioneers Conference in Marin County, CA (organized by Peter Keresztury); 
  • We found a new, exciting, high-profile San Francisco venue with both indoor and outdoor spaces for our first 2020 exhibition. This will be an exciting, several month-long show: watch for the call-for-entry coming out soon. If it goes well, we may have on-going access for exhibitions! 
  • The popular Second Sunday Spotlight event series brought new opportunities for members to meet each other and share techniques and interests. Sign up now to host at your home, studio, exhibition, or another art-site; it's a great experience. Read more at this link
  • Jeff Key and Marilynn Host volunteered to help with Newsletter production.

A big THANK YOU to Eileen Fitz-Faulkner for hosting the annual Holiday Party, which -- as usual -- had delicious food and great company.

Now let's change the world for better with our art!

Best regards,

Your PRS Newsletter Staff

NEXT SECOND SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT: 

See "No Spectators: The ART of Burning Man" at Oakland Museum Sunday January 5, 2020 starting 12:00 Noon. Register now!

Image of Burning Man sculpture at Oakland Museum

Enjoy a visit with other PRS members to Oakland Museum's spectacular exhibition No Spectators: The ART of Burning Man (closing February 16th)!  Meet at the entrance to the exhibition at 12:00 PM sharp for a docent-lead tour of the celebrated art, costumes, jewelry and vehicles of Burning Man. If you have time, stay after to join other PRS members and guests in the on-site cafe to talk about the art. Buy tickets in advance to avoid long lines or missing out -- it's very possible the show will sell-out. Reservations are required; Museum members get in free; Adults $21, Seniors and Students $16.  Follow this link for information and to reserve your tickets but be sure to select the January 12th date and 12:00 PM when purchasing your tickets. 


ALSO NOTE:  Second Sunday Spotlight organizer Eileen Fitz-Faulkner says: 

"We are scheduling artists to host Second Sunday events this year. Host a Second Sunday event at your home, studio or a show where you are featured. We would love to come see your work!  Typically 8-10 or more members attend.  We try to move these events around to various locations to encourage all to participate. Just let me know a few dates that you might be available, and we can plan and promote an event accordingly. 

"What’s involved:  Send me the location of the event and a description of your work. It helps if you can add 1-2 relevant images. If you’d like to do a talk great, but it’s not necessary. If it is OK to include refreshments, we’ll ask attendees to bring food and/or beverage of their choice; you would only need to provide cups and paper products. We will let you know how many have signed up close to the event so you have an idea of attendance.

"Currently available dates for 2020 are Feb 9th, April 12th, May 10th (Mother’s Day), June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, Sept 13th, Oct 11th, Nov 8th, and Dec 13thPlease send your availability and information or questions to me at effaulkner@gmail.com." 


Volunteer to host a PRS Second Sunday Spotlight or find out more by sending an email to events@pacificrimsculptors.org.  Event Committee co-chairs Eileen Fitz-Faulkner and Leitha Thrall will be happy to talk with you.  

DECEMBER SPOTLIGHT:  



PRS sculptor and Board member Eileen Fitz-Faulkner hosted the annual PRS Holiday Party as the final Second Sunday Spotlight of 2019, urging members to "get out of your dungarees and put on something snazzy!"

Eileen and Kyle Fitz-Faulkner provided sumptuous grill-it-yourself shish kabobs in their beautiful and cozy art-filled home, and attending members provided an delicious spread of side dishes and desserts. 

Below are host Eileen Fitz-Faulkner with members Stephanie Robison and Jeff Key


Below are Barry Beach, Catherine Daley, and Barbara Stevens-Strauss;



Below are Kimberley Carlton and Oleg Lobykin; 

Below is Walter Bruszewski.


MEMBER NEWS

KATHLEEN KING

Kathleen King has a solo exhibition titled Aided, Inspired, Multiplied at Pro Arts Gallery + COMMONS, Oakland, CA. The exhibition was curated by Natalia Ivanova Mount and runs from January 24 through to March 6, 2020 (see image below).  For more information, see https://www.proartsgallery.org


Kathleen also has works in a two-part group exhibition in which artists take on the challenge of unconventional installations of large, ambitious works. The exhibition, curated by Leah Virsik and Nick Dong, is at the Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA. The first part of the exhibition, titled Truth/Dare/20/20:  Chapter 1 … Truth, runs from December 4-28, 2019, and explores the concept of “truth” from a personal to a global perspective. Kathleen’s work in this show is “Tears” (2019, see image below), in which modernist and post-modernist ideas converse around the juxtaposition of a black square and a waterfall of white buttons tied together in chains.  


The second part of the exhibition, Truth/Dare/2020: Chapter 2 … Dare, runs from January 3 through to February 8, 2020. To create her piece “Enclosure” (2019, image below) in this show, Kathleen gathered discarded materials found in construction sites and city streets, challenging the power structures that determine artistic as well as social value. This imposing sculpture creates an enclosed space that posits a boundary. It both mirrors and counteracts situations of urban existence, external and internal. For more information about this two-part exhibition, see  https://www.mercurytwenty.com



JANE GRIMM


Jane Grimm has works in Rising Light, a group exhibition of paintings and ceramic sculptures at the Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA (image above is “Razz Ma Tazz”; see “Allegro” and “Syncopation” images below.) Other included artists are Sophia Dixon Dillo, Ryan Reynolds and Anne Subercaseaux. The exhibition will run from January 11, 2020 through February 22, 2020 with a reception on January 19, 2020.  For more information, see www.andranorrisgallery.com

 


STEPHANIE ROBISON

Stephanie Robison has works in the exhibition Materials: Hard and Soft, 33rd International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, Texa (see image below, “Hookup 10”). Juried by Beth McLaughlin of the Fuller Craft Museum, the group exhibition runs February 7 through May 9, 2020. The exhibition includes 72 works from 26 states, Canada, and Hong Kong by top national and international artists in the evolving field of contemporary art.  A reception will take place on February 7, 2020 from 2-7 PM. For information, see www.dentonarts.com/MaterialsHardAndSoft

  


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LYNN DAU


Lynn Dau is the recipient of the 2020 Emerging Artist Award from Pence Gallery, Davis, CA. The award includes $3000 to support production of new works and a solo exhibition by the artist at the Pence Gallery, which will run from January 7 through February 2, 2020 (see images "Transitional Wear" and "Infestation" below). An opening reception will be on January 10 from 6-9 pm and an artist talk will be on January 11 from 1-2 PM.  For more information, see www.pencegallery.org/Exhibits_2020/01_jan/dau.html

   


JOE BOLOGNA

Joe Bologna is a guest artist in the grand re-opening group show of the Moraga Art Gallery, Moraga, CA. The show, titled Serendipities, runs from November 20, 2019 to February 1, 2020. Joe’s sculptures in this exhibition are constructed of repurposed materials, and several of his newer work include internal LED illumination (see image "Enlightenment" below). Another of Joe’s LED pieces appeared in a recent political rally in Walnut Creek, CA. 


NATASHA DIKAREVA

Natasha Dikareva will have a piece in the fourth annual 48 Pillars exhibition, curated by Michael Yochum at ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA (see image below of Natasha’s work in progress).  Twenty-four local Bay Area artists will each produce diptychs on two 48’X12”X1 5/8” vertical panels, for a total of 48 pieces ringing the gallery.  Although constrained in dimensions, the artists are unconstrained in subject matter.  The exhibition opens February 29 and continues through March 28, 2020, with an Artist talk and Closing Reception on Saturday, March 28, from 12 - 3 PM.  For more information,  https://www.arc-sf.com/48-pillars-2020.html.


CATHERNE DALEY

Catherine Daley sends news that her piece “Aurora III” (image below) has a new location in the Harmonies sculpture exhibition at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA, because of on-site construction. The exhibition opened 9/1/2018 and continues through 9/1/20. For more information, see lutherburbankcenter.org/visual-art/art-walk/


MEMBERSHIP & PARTICIPATION

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Colleen Wilcox of Los Gatos, CA creates emotive, figurative sculpture with found objects and metal, including bronze casting. Check out her website at ColleenWilcoxSculpture.com 

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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