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Exhibitions

    • 19 Jan 2024
    • 24 Feb 2024
    • Santa Cruz Art League, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


    She/They: Pacific Rim Sculptors  is open to any member of Pacific Rim Sculptors who identifies as a woman including non-binary and transgender artists working in any sculptural media.The exhibition will showcase a wide range of art by contemporary sculptors. All subjects, themes and approaches are welcome and all techniques from traditional to the newest innovations will be considered. We look forward to seeing your artwork!


    She/They: Pacific Rim Sculptors 

    January 19- February 24, 2024

    Opening: Friday, January 19, 2024.

    First Friday Reception: February 2, 2024, 6-8 pm

    February 10, 2024, Saturday, 1:30 - 3:00 pm - Artists Talk


    Juror LAUREN BAINES is the interim Director at the Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. Lauren Baines has over 13 years experience as an arts and culture leader in the non-profit sector, including art centers, artist residencies, performing arts companies, professional associations and university museums.

    In addition to her own practice as a professional choreographer and dancer, Baines currently serves on the board of the California Association of Museums and for 10 years was on the Steering Committee of genARTS Silicon Valley, a program of SVCreates.

    Baines holds an MFA from Mills College in Choreography/Dance and BA and BS degrees in Art History, Theatre Arts (Dance Emphasis), and Psychology from Santa Clara University.

    Venue: Santa Cruz Art League

    The Santa Cruz Art League has been serving the community for over 100 years. Its mission is to function as an agent for the artistic experience. The Santa Cruz Art League encourages visual and performing arts in an environment that is supportive to artists, students and the greater community with approximately 12 art shows per year. 

    Hours of Operation: Wednesday- Saturday 1-4 pm

    Santa Cruz Art League

    526 Broadway

    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    (831) 426-5787

    www.scal.org







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


    A Question of Balance

    Exhibition Dates: January 27- May 26, 2024

    Artist Reception: Saturday January 27, 3-5 pm, 5-7 pm


    A call for entries invited artist members of Pacific Rim Sculptors to submit artworks addressing the balance-related theme to be juried for an exhibition at the Museum of Sonoma County. The invitation included this common definition of ‘balance’: a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight or amount, or something used to produce equilibrium. Artists were also provided with additional parameters for the exhibition: balance can refer to gravity, mathematics, accounting, opposing ideas or components, balance of power, etc. Additional questions were posed: what does balance mean to you personally or in a larger context? What are the varied and multiple meanings and interpretations of “balance”? Artists used their own interpretations in materials, techniques, subject matter, or a combination of concepts to address the theme of balance.

    The resulting exhibition features 45 sculptors representing a diverse range of approaches, techniques, and materials. Included are sculptural works in metal, wood, stone, mixed media, and installation in sizes ranging from nine inches to over 12 feet in height. 


    Upcoming Events:

    Artist Talks, First Saturdays: TBA

    International Sculpture Day: Saturday, April 27


    Artists: Don Ajello, Richard Alpert, Susan Amorde, Jerry Barrish, Barry Beach, Barbara M. Berk, Jan Blythe, Nancy Brown, Jay Capela, Cheryl Coon, Sena Clara Creston, Catherine Daley, Lynn Dau, Rene Dayan Whitehead, Eileen Fitz-Faulkner, Rebecca Fox, Sheila Ghidini, Annette Goodfriend, Jane Grimm, Briona Hendren, Stan Huncilman, Rachel Karklin, Peter Keresztury, Jeff Key, Kathleen King, Terry Kreiter, Magels Landet, Oleg Lobykin, Jann Nunn, Moto Ohtake, Ucki Ood, Jeff Owen, Renee Owen, John Pashilk, Priyanka Rana, Ruth Santee, Rose Sellery, Vicki Jo Sewell, Charles Splady, Richard Starks, Kline Swonger, Leitha Thrall, Laura Van Duren, Mary White, and Alexander Yoshikawa. 

    JURORS  

    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. 

    https://museumsc.org/





    • 09 Mar 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    ___________________________________________________


    A Question of Balance:

    Selected Works from Pacific Rim Sculptors

    Exhibition Dates: January 27- May 26, 2024


    Artist Talk: Saturday, March 09, 2- 3pm: 

    Jeff Key, Kathleen King, & Renée Owen


    A juried exhibition of Pacific Rim Sculptors, A Question of Balance showcases 45 artists who have produced exciting and unique works exploring the varied and multiple meanings and interpretations of "balance." Balance can refer to gravity, mathematics, accounting, opposing ideas or components, and more.

    Balance is commonly defined as: a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight or amount, or something used to produce equilibrium.

    JURORS

    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. 

    KATE EILERTSEN has worked in the art world for many years as an arts advocate, curator, educator and museum director. She is currently Executive Director and Chief Curator for di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.


    Artist Talks: Second Saturdays, Feb.- May, 2:00- 3:00 pm

    • 13-April | John Pashilk, Barbara M Berk, & Ruth Santee
    • 11- May | Moto Ohtake, Vickie Jo Sowell, Priyanka Rana


    Museum of Sonoma County

    425 Seventh Street

    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    (707) 579-1500 

    https://museumsc.org/



    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    ___________________________________________________


    A Question of Balance:

    Selected Works from Pacific Rim Sculptors

    Exhibition Dates: January 27- May 26, 2024


    Artist Talk: Saturday, April 13, 2- 3pm: 

    John Pashilk, Barbara M Berk, & Ruth Santee


    A juried exhibition of Pacific Rim Sculptors, A Question of Balance showcases 45 artists who have produced exciting and unique works exploring the varied and multiple meanings and interpretations of "balance." Balance can refer to gravity, mathematics, accounting, opposing ideas or components, and more.

    Balance is commonly defined as: a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight or amount, or something used to produce equilibrium.

    JURORS

    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. 

    KATE EILERTSEN has worked in the art world for many years as an arts advocate, curator, educator and museum director. She is currently Executive Director and Chief Curator for di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.


    Artist Talk: Second Saturdays, Feb.- May, 2:00- 3:00 pm

    • 11- May | Moto Ohtake, Vickie Jo Sowell, Priyanka Rana


    Museum of Sonoma County

    425 Seventh Street

    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    (707) 579-1500 

    https://museumsc.org/



Earlier Exhibitions

2019 30th Annual Bioneers Conference, with sculpture by Pacific Rim Sculptors, at Marin Civic Center Fairgrounds, October 18-20, 2019. Organized by Peter Keresztury (see Bioneers website: www.bioneers.org)   

2019 Matter of Form at SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Juror Christine Koppes. (Information & images here)

2018 Sculpture Now at Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA. Juror Brigitte Micmacker. (Information & images here; PMA Blog)

2018 Ingenuity at Marin Society of Artists, Marin, CA. Juror Michael Ruiz. (Information here; article here; video here & here); Facebook here)

2018 Forms & Sequences at Siskiyou Arts Museum, Dunsmuir, CA. Juror Phil Linhares. (Information here; Facebook photos here)

2018 An Exhibition of Indoor & Outdoor Sculpture at Real Goods, Solar Living Institute, Hopland, CA. (Information here)

2018 Room for Thought at SPACE 151, San Francisco, CA. Juror Jack Fischer. Fischer. (Information & images from opening reception here)

2018 - The International Sculpture Center Digital Exhibition at Zona Maco Mexico, with Pacific Rim Sculptors, Chicago Sculpture International, & the Texas Sculpture Group, February. 

2017 - The International Sculpture Center Digital Exhibition at EXPO Chicago, with Pacific Rim Sculptors, Chicago Sculpture International, & the Texas Sculpture Group, September.

2017 - The International Sculpture Center Digital Exhibition at Miami Art Week, with Pacific Rim Sculptors, Chicago Sculpture International, & the Texas Sculpture Group, December. 

2017 - A Sculpture Exhibition, in participation with International Sculpture Day, at Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA, April 4-30. Juror: Jeff Owen; Curator: Peter Keresztury.


2016 - International Sculpture Day Exhibition, at Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA, April 3 – 28.

2015/2016 - DISRUPTION, at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Oct. 25, 2015 - March 27; A juried national show of works by International Sculpture Center chapters. Juror: Kenneth Baker.

2015 - Magic Carpet Ride, Pacific Rim Sculptors & The Greek Sculptors Group of Athens at Ekfrasi - Yianna Grammatopoulou Gallery, Athens, Greece, Sept. 22 – Oct. 24.  Juror: Peter Selz.

2015 - SCULPTURE!  Part I at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, June 14 - July 11. Juror:  John Toki.

2014 - In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA, Oct. 3 – 25. Juror: Donna Napper of San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

2014 - SCULPTURE!  Part II, at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, July 22 – Aug. 22. Juror: John Toki.

2014 - Beyond Gaga, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA, Feb. 1 – March 9.

2013 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Objects of Engagement at 600 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA, June 8 - July 21. Juror: Michele Rowe Shields.

2006 - 16 Years at 600 Townsend, Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA, July 27 – Sept. 7. Juror: Robert Brady.

2006 - Strange Days at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 9 - July 22. Juror: Tara McDowell, SFMOMA.

2005 - Obedient Nature at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, July – Aug. Juror: JoAnne Northrup.

2005 - Wit & Wisdom: Small Works from the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, Jan. 27 - March 5. Juror:  Beth Goldberg & Nancy Legge.

2005 - California Dreaming at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 8 – Feb. 27. Juror: John Toki, California College of Art.

2004 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group: Annual Members Exhibition at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, July 22 – Aug. 27. Juror: Kenneth Baker.

2004 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Bay Area Student Sculpture Biennial at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 10 - July 16.

2004 - Off the Rim: Selections from the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, May-Sept. Juror: Brook Barrie.

2004 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group 2003 Winter Exhibition at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Feb. 6 - March 21. Juror: Stephen Wirtz, Stephen Wirtz Gallery.

2003 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Fall Members Show at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 12 – Oct. 30. Juror: Karen Tsujimoto, Oakland Museum of California.

2003 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Fall Members Exhibition at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 10 – Oct. 31. Juror: Cheryl Haines, Haines Gallery.

2003 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Members Exhibition, Outdoor Show at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, July 31 – Sept. 8. Juror: Brigitte Micmaker & John Denning, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley.

2003 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Members Exhibition, Summer 2003 at 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA, June 11 - July 25. Juror: Steven Oliver, Oliver Ranch Sculpture Collection.

2002 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Bay Area Student Sculpture Biennial at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 13 - July 26. Juror:  Rene Yanez.

2002 - Steamie Creme with No Theme at 600 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 10 - March 1. Juror: Rene di Rosa, The di Rosa Preserve.

2002 - Sculpture & Art Show at Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA.

2001 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group 2001 Members Exhibition at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 13 – Oct. 23. Juror: Rene de Guzman, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

2001 - Becomings at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, March 15 - May 18. Juror: Donna Schumacher.

2001 - Natural Selections at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 11 – Feb. 23. Juror: Susan Cummins, Susan Cummins Gallery.

2001 - Art at the Summer Solstice at Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA.

2000 - Through the Door Revisited: The Fifth Annual Members Show, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 9 – Oct. 29. Juror: Jeff Nathanson, Richmond Art Center.

2000 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Bay Area Student Sculpture Biennial at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 8 - July 21. Juror: Catharine Clark, Catharine Clark Gallery.

2000 - Spring 2000: An Exhibition of Sculpture at 600 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA, April 20 - June 2. Juror: David Middlebrow, San Jose State University.

2000 - Best Friends at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 20 - March 5. Juror: Susan Hillhouse, Triton Museum.

1999 - Monuments: Markers of Time at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, June 17-July 30. Juror: Terri Cohen.

1999 - Container Vessel Shelter Home at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, April 22 - June 11. Juror: Clay Jensen, CCAC.

1999 - The Winter Show at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 19 - March 6. Juror: Michael Schwager, Sonoma State University.

1999 - Presence: An Exhibition of Sculpture That Suggests a Figure or the Presence of a Being at 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 14 – Feb. 26. Juror: Marvin Schenck, Mendocino Arts Center.

1999 - Fourth Annual Sculpture Show at Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA.

1998 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group: Third Annual Juried Members Exhibition at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept 11–Oct. 31 Juror:  Bella Feldman.

1998 - The Third Time I Saw Phyllis, She Exploded at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, April 2 - June 4. Juror: Richard Berger, SFAI

1998 - Sculpture in the Garden at Cooper Molera Gallery, Monterey, CA.

1998 - Third Annual Sculpture Show at Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA.

1997 - Life Forms and Ancient Energies at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; Invitational Show of Selected Members of PRSG, July 17 – Sept. 7. Juror: Catherine Merrill & Louise Lieber.

1997 - Sculpture - 12 x 12 at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, March 10 - April 30. Juror: Stan Huncilman.

1997 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group: Twenty-two Artists Working with Wood, Stone, Metal, Glass & Clay at Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.

1996 - The Pacific Rim: Annual Members Exhibition of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 12 – Oct. 25. Juror: Peter Selz.

1996 - Bay Area Sculpture Student Survey at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, July 1 – Aug. 15. Juror: Manuel Neri.

1996 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Exhibits the Mother Lode at Ironstone Vineyards Gallery, Murphys, CA, June – Aug.

1996 - Through the Door at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, May 18 – August 1.

1996 - Speaking of Her (environmental concerns for the future) at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, April 8 - June 21. Juror: John Battenberg.

1996 - Passion for the Figure at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Jan. 8 - March 22. Juror: Welton Rotz.

1995 - Weather Works: 9 Artists Face the Elements at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Sept. 17 – Nov. 24. Juror: Philip E. Linhares, Oakland Museum.

1995 - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Presents: Jedrzej Stepak at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, March 23 - April 30.

1995 - Spatial Politics: A Garden at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, Juror: William Wareham.

1994/1995 - The Oakland Museum Presents: An Impromptu Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture at Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, Aug. 19, 1994 – Jan. 8, 1995. Juror: Adrienne Fuzee.

1994 - Northern Lights by Pacific Rim Sculptors Group and Nordic 5 Arts at Contract Design Center, 600 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, April 15 - June 30. Juror: Adrienne Fuzee.


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