Sculpture of the Pacific Rim
The Show Must Go On!
The exhibition Sculpture of the Pacific Rim is going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The title and theme was purposely open to encourage broad participation, resulting in a record of submissions by 74 artists, both members and nonmembers!
Selected artists- Claudette Bleijenberg, Catherine Bohrman, Catherine Daley, Tara Daly, Marguerite Elliot, Eileen Fitz-Faulkner, Maru Hoeber, Stan Huncilman, Marilyn Kuksht, Kristin Lindseth, Oleg Lobykin, Judy Miller, Jann Nunn, Jeff Owen, Mickey Quinn, Christopher Sawyer, Charles Stinson, and Oceana Rain Stuart.
The following artworks were given thumbs up by curator Robert Melton. The physical exhibition in the Commonwealth Club will be postponed until the facility is safe to reopen for in-person visits. In the meantime, enjoy this virtual exhibition. Inquiries about specific works can be directed to Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org.
PACIFIC RIM SCULPTORS (www.PacificRimSculptors.org) is a Chapter of the International Sculpture Center (www.sculpture.org, 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 www.commonwealthclub.org/visit). The Commonwealth Club hosts approximately 500 well-attended events annually.
Commonwealth Club Curatorial Statement by Robert Melton:
Sculpture of the Pacific Rim is a regional exhibition showcasing sculptures from the Pacific West Coast. This is the first sculpture exhibition to be featured at the newly built Commonwealth Club in San Francisco at the Embarcadero Waterfront. The Club is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum hosting many distinguished speakers. It is a great honor to debut Sculpture of the Pacific Rim at such a world-renowned institution. The exhibition showcases the fine craftsmanship of west coast artists working with different materials and artistic processes. The works range from small to large and include figurative, bronze, mixed media, organic, wall hanging, and freestanding works. Thematically, the works touch upon a range of subject matters and ideas; some invite contemplation while others are playful and whimsical -- all presenting a sort of narrative about the human experience and our quest for understanding and making sense of the world we live in. The art invites the viewer to “Seek the truth which will set you free.”
PRS EXHIBITION ORGANIZERS
PRS Exhibitions Committee Co-Chairs: Jann Nunn & Catherine Daley
PRS San Francisco Area Coordinators: Charles H. Stinson & Dale Eastman
Pacific Rim Sculptors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization