November 1, 2020
"The only constant in life is change" -- Heraclitus
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PRS EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE:
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 (image above), Catherine Bohrman, Catherine Daley, Tara Daly, Margaritte 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, & 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
SECOND SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT, OCTOBER 2020
On Sunday October 11, 2020, Second Sunday Spotlight host Steve Dellicarpini welcomed PRS members and guests via Zoom for a virtual tour of his sculpting studio and maker space in Santa Clara, CA.
Steve Dellicarpini began his career as an engineer, who got to enjoy the spectrum of work "from CAD to fab(rication)" by working in a relatively small but dynamic business that made parts for the famous Large Hadron Collider (below).
Steve carried these skills into his engagement with the Maker community, ComiCon, and Burning Man, creating such things as a vertical windmill (below) and wild costume and exoskeleton designs.
Along the way, he realized his identity as an artist and embarked on his current path of explorations combining his engineering tools and expertise with the passionate wild creativity of the artist. While visiting Northern Ireland he experienced the fantastic, naturally occurring hexagonal basalt columns, then translated his visual experience into sculptural forms. His first shapes were in welded steel; another group were carved in walnut; still another was cast in bronze plus molten bismuth that cooled into amazing rainbows of color and crystalline textures (image below).
Steve comfortably shifts among traditional methods and a wide range of technologies in creating his artworks. He may create a design, 3D print it in PLA, then use that for burnout casting (he explains PLA is cornstarch-based, so non-polluting). For the piece below he used electro-etching, embedded electronics, and a custom-designed font to create a fascinating, wildly interactive sculpture.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given him opportunity to dig deeply into his art; he is currently collaborating with Kiki Smith in producing works for her for installation in an outdoor exhibition in Coral Gables, Florida.
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.
It's easy; our Events Committee takes care of details; just email: Events@PacificRimSculptors.org
UPCOMING SECOND SUNDAY SPOTLIGHTS
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NOVEMBER 2020 SPOTLIGHT
Sunday November 8, 2020
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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
Marvin Lipofsky, "Frauenau Group 2000-02 #2", 2000, 16.5"H x 18"W x 15.5"D, mold blown, cut, sandblasted, acid etched
Marvin Lipofsky (1938–2016) was a founding member of the American studio glass movement. Throughout his career, Lipofsky explored the limits of form and color in glass and helped to elevate the medium to a fine art.
Marvin Lipofsky, "Autumn in L'viv Again 1995-96 #3", 1995-6, 12"H x 13.5"W x 12"D, mold blown, cut, sandblasted, acid etched
Marvin Lipofsky working with team, Novy For, Czechoslovakia, 1985 (photograph by Karel Bartonicek)
Lipofsky’s most prolific work focused on glass sculpture that was initiated in a collaborative setting, such as a factory or workshop, and then finished in his Berkeley, California studio. For close to five decades, Lipofsky worked in glass factories and workshops all over the world, earning him the title of the “roving ambassador of glass.” The exhibition Marvin Lipofsky: International Studio Glass will explore sculpture made by Lipofsky in eight different countries, from 1972 through 2006. Curated by Daniel Calderone, the exhibition opens at the San Francisco International Airport's International Terminal November 23, 2020 and continues through July 31, 2021. For more information, see www.sfomuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibition-marvin-lipofsky-international-studio-glass
JANE INGRAM ALLEN
Jane Ingram Allen, "Living Quilt for Sojourner Truth (sample square)", 2020, handmade paper & wildflower seeds
The above photograph is of a sample quilt square of Jane Ingram Allen's piece "Living Quilt for Sojourner Truth Sculpture Installation". This outdoor sculpture installation was created with the sponsorship of the City of Sacramento Artist in Residence Program and is presented with the cooperation of the City Parks Department and Community Garden program and volunteers and community people. The project piece consists of a “flower bed” with a "living quilt”; its aim is to raise environmental awareness and honor the legacy of Sojourner Truth, a former slave, abolitionist and suffragist. The quilt is made of handmade paper in the North Star quilt pattern. The paper pulp contains wildflower seeds, which will grow and change over time into a living, blooming artwork. The public is invited to the outdoor installation ceremony at 2 pm on Saturday, November 21, 2020. Social distancing and masks are required, and the public will be invited to help install the “quilt”. See JaneIngramAllen.wordpress.com
Gene Erickson, "Disruption", 2019, 59"H x 18"W x 20"D, broken wooden furniture
Gene Erickson's piece "Disruption" appears in Arc Studios & Gallery's exhibition Fragments, in San Francisco, CA. The exhibition was juried by Jen Tough of Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. The exhibition title was intended to bring to mind broken pieces, something incomplete, a small part of something larger or what remains when something has been lost or destroyed. The exhibition invited artists to consider artwork addressing political fragmentation, where conversations about politics are typically divided along ideological lines, and sought works ranging from abstract to representational, fantasy to realism, and portraiture to architecture and landscape. The exhibition opens November 21 and continues through December 19, 2020. See GenerickArts.homestead.com
B. STEVENS STRAUSS
B. Stevens Strauss, (Left) "Luv (Windward)", 2018, 14"H x 25"W x 7"D, raku fired ceramic
B. Stevens Strauss, (Right) "Jewelled Bay", 2019, 18"H x 22"W, Japanese paper collage (chigiri e)
B. Stevens Strauss has two pieces in the Nordic 5 Arts exhibition Water, which explores the world’s most essential natural resource as a source of survival, life, and livelihoods. The group Nordic 5 Arts is comprised of professional artists, primarily of Nordic/Scandinavian descent. The artists' works variously reflect on immigrant journeys on or over water by ship or plane across the Atlantic Ocean, on the state of water in the face of climate change, or on the relationship between the Nordic countries and water. Curated by Zach Row-Heyveld, the exhibition opens October 20 in the Vesterheim Museum in Decorah, Iowa, and continues through April 25, 2021. See vesterheim.org/exhibit/water-contemporary-art
Lynne Todaro, "Back to the Garden", 2020, 8"H x 15"W x 10"D, bronze, nickel silver with decommissioned gun
Lynne Todaro has pieces in People, Places and Poetry, an online exhibition of artists in the Pajaro Valley Arts Council of Watsonville, CA, curated by Laura Laura and Lyn MacDonald. View the exhibition at pvarts.org/people-places-poetry-online-gallery, and read more about the Pajaro Valley Arts Center at PVarts.org
Joseph Slusky, "Cuamba", 2020, 17"H x 27"W x 21"D, steel & polyurethane paint
Joseph Slusky has works in The Breakfast Group - A Second Cup of Coffee, an exhibition curated by Jan Wurm, and covering a broad spectrum of visual exploration. The exhibition begins November 6 and continues through December 5, 2020. The Breakfast Group, a cohort of Berkeley artists who have been meeting weekly for decades, will host a virtual artists reception at 5:00 pm on Friday November 6th, featuring videos and lively conversation. Hungry for more? Grab cup of coffee and join them for "A Virtual Breakfast with The Breakfast Club" at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 14th. To participate in one or both events, please send a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is hosted by the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA. See carlcherrycenter.org
Joseph Slusky, "Cuamba", 2020, 20"H x 27"W x 17"D, steel & polyurethane paint
Jane Grimm, "Ode X", 2020, 24"H x 36"W x 3"D, ceramic on wood panel
Jane Grimm's piece "Ode X" (above) is in the group exhibition Respite, an exhibition offering a quiet space to step away from the noise of our current time at Live Worms Gallery, 1245 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA. The exhibition opens October 20 and continues through November 6, 2020. See LiveWormsOnGrant.com
Jane also has three pieces in the exhibition Look, a Holiday Group Show of 25 artists at the Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, CA, continuing through December 31, 2020. See AndraNorrisGallery.com
Jane Grimm, (Left) "Be Bop III", 2020, 36"H x 36"W x 3"D, ceramic on wood panel; (Middle) "Coral XXVII", 2018, 9"H x 10"W x 10"D; (Right) "Allegro I", 2019, 20"H x 20"W x 2"D, ceramic on wood panel
Catherine Daley, "Portal", 2009, 70"H x 70"W x 160"D, angle iron, steel, Morten expanding steel, stainless steel bolts & washers
Catherine Daley's piece "Portal" appears in Santa Rosa's Museum of Sonoma County's exhibition in the Musuem's parking lot area, curated by the Museum's Executive Director, Jeff Nathanson. The exhibition continues through November 30, 2020. See museumsc.org/sculpture-garden
Because traveling the world is difficult this year, the Windsor Chamber of Commerce invites visitors to enjoy cuisine from around the globe while enjoying a colorful exhibit created by local artists. “Around the World in 20 Blocks” brings together food and art throughout the town, and offers pandemic-safe local dining. Catherine Daley was among the artists commissioned to create paintings. This special project was funded by Creative Sonoma, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the County of Sonoma. The painted panels were on display at a dozen Windsor restaurants and beverage businesses beginning October 1 and continuing through November 30, 2020. See more at this link
Catherine Daley, Street Painting for Grata Italian Eatery, 48"H x 96"W
Catherine Daley, Street Panel for Himalayan Restaurant, 48"H x 96"W
Jeff Key, "Vessel #17 -- Phases of the Moon", wood & flax, 26"H x 14"W x 12"D
On October 2, 2020, Osha Hayden, host of "Aspire with Osha Hayden", KSVY-FM 91.3 of Sonoma County interviewed Jeff Key about his works and his sculpture exhibition at Sculpturesite Gallery in Glen Ellen, CA. Listen to the interview at this link. See Jeff Key's sculptures at the Sculpturesite Gallery at this link: Sculpturesite.com/exhibit/155
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