September 1, 2020
Goodby, Summer; hello Autumn!
From Your Newsletter Staff:
Check out exciting images below from the latest PRS Second Sunday Spotlight, hosted by Lynn Dau. Join next time from the comfort of your home, studio, or wherever.
Also, be sure to check out ISC's new website, an exciting new resource for members. While there, update your profile and add your artwork images for view by ISC members & sculpture lovers around the world. ISC is also adding regular new Zoom events, including ARTSlams & Pecha Kucha sessions.
We change the world with our art!
Your PRS Newsletter Staff
PRS EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE: Changes due to COVID-19 pandemic
Curated by Robert Melton for the San Francisco building of the Commonwealth Club California
The physical exhibition continues to be delayed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, view and share the Virtual Exhibition. Send questions about the exhibition or specific works to Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org.
Selected artists are Claudette Bleijenberg, Catherine Bohrman, Catherine Daley, Tara Daly, Margaritte Elliot, Eileen Fitz-Faulkner, Maru Hoeber, Stan Huncilman, Marilyn Kuksht, Kristin Lindseth, Oleg Lobykin, Judy Miller (image left), Jann Nunn, Jeff Owen, Mickey Quinn, Christopher Sawyer, Charles Stinson, & Oceana Rain Stuart.
Upcoming: BEAUTY or TRUTH
The Pacific Rim Sculptors exhibition BEAUTY or TRUTH at Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, CA will be Friday April 23, 2021 - Friday June 11, 2021. Juror will be Chandra Cerrito. The entry deadline date is March 14, 2021. NOTE: If you previously submitted images, you will need to resubmit between January 1- March 14, 2021. We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please see the full prospectus at this link
On Sunday August 9, 2020, Second Sunday Spotlight host Lynn Dau welcomed PRS members and guests via Zoom for a virtual tour of her portfolio and the shared sculpture studio space at San Jose State University.
Lynn was inspired by an artist grandmother, whose house was a treasure trove of kilns, kick-wheels, slip molds, found objects, and other art materials, and also by Lynn's mother, who painted each chair around their dining table a different color and decoupaged walls.
But when it came time to choose a career, Lynn says, "I pursued a degree in law and employment as a Deputy Public Defender. I had been raised by a single parent who struggled financially to support us. That upbringing instilled in me the importance of a practical profession that would provide financial stability and independence. Although I was strongly committed to the cause of defending the criminally accused and the Bill of Rights, I always felt that art was my true calling. Now I have children of my own and I tell them to follow their passion and the rest will work itself out."
After leaving the practice of law, Lynn took ceramics classes for several years, eventually adding drawing, painting and art history. She received her MFA with concentration in spatial art in 2017 from San Jose State University in California, where she is a lecturer in beginning sculpture.
Currently, Lynn creates contemporary freestanding or wall piece assemblages using found objects or replicas of found objects cast in bronze, aluminum, or concrete.
Attend Second Sunday Spotlights to see and hear colleagues describe their work.
Host a Second Sunday Spotlight to share your works and hear comments by other artists.
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SEPTEMBER 2020 SPOTLIGHT
Host: ERIC SAINT GEORGES
When: 3:00 PM Sunday September 13, 2020 <-- NOTE TIME CHANGE
The September Spotlight will visit Eric Saint Georges, whose current focus is abstracted figurative sculpture and drawing. He draws almost exclusively from life, preferring to work quickly with charcoal, ink and watercolor from very short poses. He creates most of his sculptures in clay, then casts them in bronze. His artworks do not tell a story; rather, they capture the life, energy, and emotion in as spontaneous and raw a manner as possible.
Eric spends his time between his Los Gatos studio, a local foundry, various life drawing and sculpture sessions in the Bay Area and teaching at Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA. Unable to access the foundry because of the pandemic, he has been mostly experimenting with cement casting and teaching online.
OCTOBER 2020 SPOTLIGHT
Host: STEVE DELLICARPINI
When: 2:00 PM Sunday October 11, 2020
The October Spotlight will visit Steve Dellicarpini.
PRS Events Committee welcomes your ideas & participation!
Do you have ideas or want to do Zoom-based portfolio reviews? discussion groups? happy hour chats?
Send an email to the Events Committee at: Events@PacificRimSculptors.org
JANE INGRAM ALLEN
Jane Ingram Allen's piece "California Petals" has been installed as a commissioned public art installation in downtown Santa Rosa, CA. The art installation is part of the 2020 Santa Rosa Metro Chamber’s Open and Out program. Jane's installation consists of many colorful handmade paper flower petals representing different wildflower species found in northern California. The giant handmade paper petals, each unique and created by the artist using plant fibers dyed with non-toxic dyes, contain seeds of wildflowers that bloom in that color. When the storefront window display comes down, the artist will “plant” the petals in a vacant lot or empty outdoor space so the artwork will transform into living blooming wildflowers. With its potential for bringing new life, this art installation expresses hope for the future and brings new beauty and color to the downtown area. “California Petals” can be seen during Open and Out, August 6 – October 15, 2020, in the downtown window space at 620 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA. For more information, see www.openandoutsr.com and https://janeingramallen.wordpress.com
Joseph Slusky piece "Wum" (2020, 31"x24"x18", steel & polyurethane paint) is in the "Breakfast Group Show", a virtual exhibition of art works by a group of Berkeley artists who have been meeting weekly over the past decades. Originally planned as a physical exhibition before the COVID pandemic, the exhibition is now digital, hosted by the K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Works, Alameda, CA. The exhibition opens September 12, 2020 and continues to October 30, 2020. For more information, see https://www.rhythmix.org/events/the-breakfast-group/
PAMELA MERORY DERNHAM
Pamela Merory Dernham 's piece "Battlefield" (2020, 43" x 62" x 4", powder coated steel wire) was selected by jurors Hung Liu, Mildred Howard, Enrique Chagoya for inclusion in the De Young Open Exhibition, which celebrates the Museum's 125th Anniversary with an exhibition of works by Bay Area artists. The exhibition will open when COVID restrictions are relaxed; the opening of a digital exhibition of the works will be announced.
Marguerite Elliot has been invited to Buffalo Creek Art Center for an artist residency in September. Nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Sierras in Nevada, the 33-acre art center is the perfect place to create large scale sculpture. Marguerite is looking forward to using the welding equipment in the 5000 square foot metal sculpting studio. Beautiful large scale sculptures are installed all over the sculpture park, amidst waterfalls, ponds, and nature trails. For more information about the residency program, see http://www.buffalocreekart.com/
Marguerite also has a piece in the group exhibition "Emotional Numbness: The impact of war on the human psyche and ecosystems" at Platform 3 Gallery in Tehran, Iran, juried by Atefah Has and Minoosh Zomorodina. The exhibition focus is the impact of war on environments, and war’s effects on inhabitants of war zones. Only 20 images were selected to be printed and exhibited on site in Iran; and a handful of three dimensional works are being shipped to the gallery for exhibition. This exhibition was co-sponsored by WEAD the Women Eco-Artists Dialogue. The exhibition opens September 18, 2020 and closes October 16, 2020. See more about Marguerite's work and the exhibition at https://www.margueriteelliot.com/outdoor/ .
"California Sentinel: Eco-Warrior" (2019, 132" x 40" x 18", steel, powder coated paint, 23k gold leaf, wire; photograph by Stephanie Mohan)
Emil Yanos has two wall sculptures in the juried exhibition Off Center: An International Ceramics Competition at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA. The exhibition continues through September 12, 2020. See more information at https://www.bluelinearts.org/shop-coker-family-gallery
Corinne Whitaker's digital sculptures are featured in two exhibitions by Ars Mathematica. At DAAP, the world's first International Sculpture Park online, Whitaker's "Finian" (above left) and "Black Pearl" (above right), both 3D printed sculptures, are included with eight more of her pieces. This fall, Whitaker's pieces "White Nun" (below left), "The Gungulus" (below right),
and "Alien Incoming" (below) will be in a 20-year world-wide survey of digital sculpture in Paris and will be in the exhibition's printed catalog.
MEMBERSHIP & PARTICIPATION
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Karl Hauser of San Mateo, CA, has his BFA from Herron School of Art and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He states he "creates figurative bricolages with whatever is at hand" including found casting, cement, concrete, glass, metal, plastic, resin. Check out his artworks at hauspains.blogspot.com
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