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    • 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 Events

2017 April - PRS celebrated ISDay with events including an 1890 Bryant Street Open Studios in San Francisco, a sculpture exhibition in Marin County, and tours of the campus sculpture collection and presentations by sculpture students of Sonoma State University.

2017 - Tour of David Ireland House, San Francisco, CA.

Tours of Oakwilde Ranch and Sculpture Park, 7111 S. Burson Road, Valley Springs, CA (http://oakwilderanchsculpture.com)


2016 December - Pacific Rim Sculptors End-of-Year celebratory party at 1890 Bryant Street Studios in San Francisco's Mission District.

2015 - Tour of Steven Oliver Ranch and Sculpture Collection, October.

2013 September - visit to Douglas & Sturgess to observe demonstrations and learn about new mold making and cold-casting materials.

2013 - Visit to 50 Year Survey, retrospective of Bella Feldman's work with artist talk at Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.

2013 June - meeting in SF to discuss future planning. 

2012 September - Visited the Zero1 Biennial, San Jose, CA.  

2015 October - PRS tour of Oliver Ranch Sculpture Collection


2012 August - Tours of American Steel Studios in Oakland, CA, by founder Karen Cusolito


2012 November - Visit to Transmission Gallery in Oakland, CA; talk by owner about the gallery and the process of proposing shows there. 


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