PRS NEWSLETTER

January 1, 2021

A New Start

HAVE A TRANSFORMATIVE NEW YEAR!


Thank you to all PRS members and friends who generously helped us to meet and exceed our end of the year fundraising goal of $2500!

Donations of any amount to Pacific Rim Sculptors support PRS operating costs & exhibitions, and will provide new or renewal memberships for sculptors currently suffering financial hardships due to the COVID pandemic or other causes. 

  • It is never too late to make a donation, just click "Donate" to begin.
  • If financial hardship would prevent your membership renewal, just send a brief email note to President@PacificRimSculptors.org with subject heading "Waiver Request". 

This newsletter is a short one due to the holidays and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. 

Your PRS Board of Directors meets this month to make plans for the New Year. Feel free to send your suggestions to info@PacificRimSculptors.org 

We change the world with art,

Your PRS Newsletter Staff


PRS EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE: 

Upcoming:  BEAUTY or TRUTH 

The BEAUTY or TRUTH juried exhibition will be at Art Works Downtown in San Rafael this spring (tentative dates April 23 through June 4, 2021), and will include celebration of IS Day on Saturday April 24. The entry deadline is currently March 14, 2021. More details will follow. NOTE:  If you previously submitted images, you will need to resubmit. We are sorry for this inconvenience. Please see the full prospectus at this link.


Ongoing:  Sculpture of the Pacific Rim 

Curated by Robert Melton for the San Francisco building of the Commonwealth Club California



The online exhibition continues even though the physical exhibition continues to be delayed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. View and share this link to 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 (image above), 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.


Have ideas for or want to help plan exhibitions? Send an email to Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org.


    UPCOMING SECOND SUNDAY SPOTLIGHTS 

    Watch for the invitation -- registration is required!


    2021 SECOND SUNDAY SPOTLIGHTS ARE BEING SCHEDULED


    Host a Zoom-based event:

    Invite members to visit your studio

    Demonstrate a technique

    Participate in portfolio reviews, discussion groups

    Celebrate with happy hour chats


    Email  Events@PacificRimSculptors.org


    MEMBER NEWS


    ANDRÉE SINGER THOMPSON


    Andrée Singer Thompson, "Fragile Ecologies", 2006


    Andrée Singer Thompson 

    Andrée Singer Thompson, an early PRS member, is a Bay Area artist and teacher who has exhibited internationally and nationally. Environmental justice and social justice are central themes in her often collaborative sculpture and educational site-specific installations. Check out Andrée's website:  AndreeSingerThompson.com

    Andrée sends the message below: 

    "Hello friends, relatives, students, colleagues, exes and all those supporting environmental and social justice arts!

    "As some of you know, I am turning 84 on January 4th, and in lieu of gifts, I am asking that you make a donation to the inspiring work done by over 250 international women eco and social justice artists at WEAD, Womens EcoArt Dialog. I have been on the board of this dynamic organization for over 26 years and am now retiring. So in addition to my bday, this is in honor of the many wonderful years I have enjoyed and benefited from working with these amazing women. If you are not familiar with WEAD, please check out the website, look at the artists, and read the fantastic magazine!  Then, if you are an eco artist, writer, performer or curator, join WEAD!"

    Donations to WEAD can be made at this PayPal link. Also check out WEAD's website:  www.weadartists.org  Checks can be mailed to WEAD, 4227 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609. 


    MEMBERSHIP & PARTICIPATION

    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

    Invite your sculptor colleagues to join and get one month free membership for each new member you recruit (cannot previously have been a member). Just ask the new member to mention your name while filling out the "How did you hear about us?" blank in the application form.  

    PARTICIPATE IN PRS

    Donate:  PRS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; for tax reporting: EIN # 81-0919806.

    Submit newsletter items: A call for news items goes out the 15th of each month. 

    Volunteer:  Participate in the Board of Directors (email info@PacificRimSculptors.org); help organize events (email Events@PacificRimSculptors.org); help mount exhibitions (email Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org); help write for the newsletter (email Newsletter@PacificRimSculptors.org); help improve the website (email website@PacificRimSculptors.org); 

    Communicate:  Send messages to our group email  list (pacificrimsculptors@googlegroups.com ). Before they are posted, messages will be screened by a moderator to prevent spam and ensure appropriate use. The moderator may suggest editing changes or suggest alternate distribution (e.g., newsletter, or message from our Administrator). 

    Facebook:  Sign up for the PRS Facebook page by visiting this link and clicking on the "Join Group" button. A PRS moderator will authorize your request, usually within 1-2 work days. Then start posting! 

    YOUR AREA COORDINATORS

    • Our Area Coordinators help organize local group meetings of PRS members in order to create new shows & events. 
    • Connect with your Area Coordinators to suggest and to help plan shows & events in your area, or volunteer to become an Area Coordinator. 
    • Find your Area Coordinator on this web page

    MEMBERSHIP IN PRS & ISC

    • Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors receive a 20% discount when joining the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture magazine (ISC, www.sculpture.org). Just enter "PRS" as the Chapter Code. More information here.  
    • The online version of Sculpture magazine is now available at SculptureMagazine.Art, which includes archived issues.
    • Also check out the ISC Website Sculpture.org member resources; add photos of your works annually for review by collectors, gallerists, curators, and corporate buyers. 

    Copyright Pacific Rim Sculptors 2020
    Pacific Rim Sculptors is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
    and a Chapter of the International Sculpture Center 

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