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.
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.
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
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:
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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.
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