BEAUTY or TRUTH

An exhibition by Pacific Rim Sculptors


Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors are encouraged to submit images of their three-dimensional artwork for consideration to be included in the exhibition BEAUTY or TRUTH.

 

BEAUTY or TRUTH

While it is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Merriam Webster defines it as “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses” and truth as “that which is in accordance with fact or reality.” The Latin phrase Pulchritudo splendor veritatis (beauty is the splendor of truth) is thousands of years old, and suggests that beauty and truth are interrelated. John Keats famously declared “Beauty is truth, truth beauty, -- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

As truth has been called into question in our current politically-charged era, we are seeking sculptural artworks that reference beauty or truth, ranging from the purely aesthetical to issue-related, or that address both.

 

ART WORKS DOWNTOWN  The exhibition will be held at Art Works Downtown’s 1337 Gallery from  April 23- June 11, 2021 . Art Works Downtown, Marin County's premier non-profit art center, is located on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael, CA.  http://www.artworksdowntown.org/

Art Works Downtown is open Tues-Sat, 10-5pm. Artists’ receptions will coincide with Second Friday Art Walk on  Second Friday Art Walk on Friday May 7 and Friday June 11, 5-8pm . Accepted artists are expected to attend both receptions.


JUROR ‚ÄčChandra Cerrito, principal Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors

Chandra Cerrito has over 20 years of experience as an art advisor and public art consultant. After earning a BA in art history and Certificate of Visual Art from Princeton University and an MFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts, she worked in Bay Area galleries and art consulting firms. In 2003, Cerrito opened the Oakland-based gallery Chandra Cerrito Contemporary and served as the director for over a decade. In 2007, she founded Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors, in Napa, CA, which helps create collections for corporate, hospitality and health care clients. As a public art advisor, she has worked with developers, property owners, and cities to manage over 45 public art projects and develop public art policy.


PACIFIC RIM SCULPTORS  The exhibition is organized by the non-profit Pacific Rim Sculptors, https://pacificrimsculptors.org/ a chapter of the International Sculpture Center https://www.sculpture.org/ publisher of Sculpture magazine, and organizer of the annual International Sculpture Conference. 

The exhibition is free for all Pacific Rim Sculptors members to apply. Non-members may join PRS at https://www.pacificrimsculptors.org/Join


ACCEPTABLE WORKS include small to large free-standing, pedestal-mounted, wall-mounted and suspended sculpture, both indoor and outdoor.

 

SUBMISSION CRITERIA

  • Submission is FREE and open to members of Pacific Rim Sculptors (join PRS at www.PacificRimSculptors.org/join). 
  • Sculpture in any media will be considered. Artworks can be free-standing, pedestal supported, wall-mounted, or suspended. 
  • A maximum of three artworks may be submitted, with as many as three views of each artwork for a maximum of images total of nine images. 
  • Maximum wall hung sculpture size may not exceed 6-feet in any dimension. (At juror's discretion, larger work may be considered.)
  • Selected artworks must be hand delivered to the gallery. Artists will be responsible for all packaging and transportation costs. 
  • Accepted works must be ready for exhibition and presented professionally. 
  • Insurance of artwork is the responsibility of the artist. Art Works Downtown has never experienced incidents of theft or significant damage.
  • Most works must be for sale. Art Works Downtown accepts 40% donation upon sale.
  • Selected artists will be required to submit an Artist Bio and Statement of not more than 200 words each. 

 

IMAGE SUBMISSIONS

  • 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).

EXHIBITION TIMELINE

  •       Exhibition Dates:   Friday April 23- Friday June 11, 2021
  •       Entries due:  Sunday March 14, 11:59 pm
  •       Delivery:   Saturday April 17, 1-4 pm
  •       First Day of exhibition: Friday April 23, 2021
  •       Reception and Art Walk:   Friday May 7, 5-8 pm
  •       Closing Reception:   Friday June 11, 5-8 pm
  •       Pick up:  June 11, 8 pm + June 12, 10 am- 2 pm

 

SUBMISSIONS

Pacific Rim Sculptors Members:
PRS MEMBERS ONLY:  Enter FREE via this link

Non-PRS Members: Please join Pacific Rim Sculptors before applying

join PRS via this link


 

PRS EXHIBITION ORGANIZERS

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

PRS Marin Area Coordinator:  Peter Keresztury

PRS San Francisco Area Coordinator:  Charles H. Stinson

 

QUESTIONS: 

Email questions and your phone number with subject heading "Exhibition Question" to Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org



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