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An exhibition organized by the Pacific Rim Sculptors 

This is an open-call for sculptors of Pacific Rim areas to submit images of their artwork for consideration by juror & curator Robert Melton for inclusion in the exhibition Sculpture of the Pacific Rimorganized by the non-profit Pacific Rim Sculptors. The exhibition will take place from mid-April to September 2020 in the beautiful new building that is home of the renowned Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. An opening reception will celebrate International Sculpture Day (#ISDay).

PACIFIC RIM SCULPTORS ( is a Chapter of the International Sculpture Center (, publisher of Sculpture magazine, and organizer of the annual International Sculpture Conference).  

ROBERT MELTON is the Outreach Coordinator / Curator for de Young College Arts Program, a freelance curator and community events art organizer. He is the founder and executive director for Nexus ArtReach Art Collective. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies and Art History and a Master's degree in Museum Studies with emphasis on curatorship and public programming from San Francisco State University. Melton has curated a variety of art exhibitions and events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB receives "a steady stream of national and international political and social notables" that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1911. It is located on San Francisco's Embarcadero with spectacular views of the waterfront and Bay Bridge (see The exhibition will have great exposure:  the Commonwealth Club hosts approximately 500 well-attended events annually. 

THE THEME Sculpture of the Pacific Rim is purposely open to encourage broad participation, but the venue will have option of refusal, so artists should consider its ideals ("We only propose to find truth and turn it loose in the world").

ACCEPTABLE WORKS include small to large free-standing, pedestal-mounted, wall-mounted and suspended sculpture, both indoor and outdoor. New media and video installations will be considered. 


  • Submission fee is $55, but FREE for members of PRS (join PRS at 
  • 3D sculpture in any media will be considered, but works must not be extremely fragile or present safety hazards to visitors. Artworks can be free-standing, pedestal supported, wall-mounted, or suspended. 
  • Images must be high quality JPEG, PNG, or TIFF files.
  • Recommended image resolution is 300 PPI, with longest dimension of 3000 pixels (i.e., 10"), and a maximum file size of 10 MB (minimum resolution of 100 PPI / 5 MB). 
  • If submitting video or audio format, then a sample of not more than 10 minutes long should be identified for purposes of initial jurying. 
  • A maximum of five artworks may be submitted, with as many as three views of each artwork for a maximum of images total of fifteen images. 
  • Maximum sculpture size is limited by a 8' x 5' doorway. Works must fit into a standard passenger elevator and weigh no more than 500 pounds. 
  • Selected artists will be required to submit an Artist Bio and Statement of not more than 200 words each. 


  • Agreement to terms & conditions concerning exhibition, potential purchase & commission will be required of each selected artist. 
  • Some exhibited works may need relocation during certain events; exhibiting artists must either consent to allow Curator and building staff to move the artworks, or else be prepared to assist in such moves, if necessary.
  • Artists are encouraged, but not required, to offer their works for sale. A commission of 30% will be taken on all sales; artists are encouraged to make an additional 1%-5% commission donation to Pacific Rim Sculptors to help fund future exhibitions and programming. 
  • PRS exhibitions are volunteer-managed; exhibiting artists are strongly encouraged to participate in installation and de-installation, if at all possible, particularly for pieces with complicated installations or de-installations.
  • Selected artworks must be hand delivered or shipped to the site; artists will be responsible for all packaging and shipping costs. Accepted works must be ready for exhibition and presented professionally. 
  • Insurance of works is the responsibility of the artist. (The building has controlled entry with receptionist.)


  • Call For Entry begins - Friday January 10, 2020
  • Submission deadline - 11:59 PM Sunday March 1, 2020
  • Juror selections completed - Friday March 27, 2020
  • Artists notified - Friday April 3, 2020
  • Install artwork - April 17 + 18, 2020 (shipped artwork must be received not later than Monday April 13, 2020)
  • Opening reception - Wednesday April 22, 2020 (proposed) 
  • Commonwealth Club Gala (Commonwealth Club members only, RSVP required) Friday April 24, 2020
  • Curator's & Artists' talks - TBD
  • Exhibition ends - September 2020 (exact date TBD)


PRS Exhibitions Committee Co-Chairs:  Jann Nunn & Catherine Daley

PRS San Francisco Area Coordinator:  Charles H. Stinson

NON-MEMBERS:  Submit works via this link with $55 entry fee

(You can join PRS via this link)

PRS MEMBERS ONLY:  Enter FREE via this link


Email questions and your phone number with subject heading "Exhibition Question" to

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