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January 1, 2021

A New Start


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 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 

We change the world with art,

Your PRS Newsletter Staff


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

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


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    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:

    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:  Checks can be mailed to WEAD, 4227 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609. 



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    • 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


    • Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors receive a 20% discount when joining the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture magazine (ISC, 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 member resources; add photos of your works annually for review by collectors, gallerists, curators, and corporate buyers. 
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