PRS NEWSLETTER

February 1, 2021

Fresh beginning, new perspectives, building momentum



The PRS Board of Directors met January 9 to elect Board & Officers, and to plan for the year. Board & Officers for 2021 are as follows:

      • Barry Beach, President
      • Catherine Daley, Vice President
      • Jeff Key, Secretary
      • Eleas Kostis, Treasurer
      • Eileen Fitz-Faulkner, Oleg Lobykin, Charles Stinson -- General Board Members 

Send your suggestions for the Board to Board@PacificRimSculptors.orgIf you would like to join the Board, check out these documents:  Board Description and Board Application Form

  • Take a moment to update your profile:  After logging in to the PacificRimSculptors.org, just click your name in the upper right corner. Update your information & add photos. Be sure to click "Save" before exiting!
  • We seek volunteers -- contribute your creative ideas & energies in the following areas:
Plan Events (email Events@PacificRimSculptors.org
Plan Exhibitions (email Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org)
Work with social media (email Info@PacificRimSculptors.org)
Work with website design, integrating PRS & ISC websites (email Info@PacificRimSculptors.org).
  • It is never too late to donate to PRS -- Help support exhibitions, events, & memberships for sculptors with financial hardships.
  • And if financial hardships would prevent your membership renewal, just email President@PacificRimSculptors.org with subject heading "Waiver" for assistance. 

Let's change the world with art,

Your PRS Newsletter Staff


PRS EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS:  Jann Nunn & Catherine Daley

Upcoming:  BEAUTY or TRUTH 

The new call for entry for the BEAUTY or TRUTH is now active!  The exhibition, to be juried by Chandra Cerrito, will be at Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, from April 23 through June 11, 2021. Art Works Downtown is Marin County's premier non-profit art center, located on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael, CA. The exhibition will include a Friday April 23rd celebration of International Sculpture Day, and will receive exposure on the ISC calendar & IS-Day pages. The deadline for submissions is March 14, 2021. This exhibition will include online exhibition & some on-site pieces. The exhibition will be of sculptural artworks that reference beauty or truth, ranging from the purely aesthetic, to issue-related, to works that address both. Submission of works is free for PRS members. Not a member?  Join here!

 See the full prospectus at this link.

PLEASE NOTE:  Although non-members can view the above prospectus, only members have access to this page with the submission link.


Upcoming:  ISC Chapter Member Online Exclusive Exhibition, with IS-Day Celebration

The International Sculpture Center will have an online exhibition showcasing Chapter Members on both the Sculpture.org website and also on the ISC's Artsy page from March 1 through April 30, 2021! All current Chapter Members are eligible to participate. You can submit 3 high quality pictures of ONE piece of art, a description of the piece, and your artist statement. Submissions close on February 17th. Only the first 50 valid submissions via the form will be taken, so don't wait! Submit now at this link.



Ongoing:  Sculpture of the Pacific Rim 

Due to the pandemic, the prestigious Commonwealth Club of San Francisco has agreed to post the exhibition on their website & will extend the show until July 2021! This show, which has been lengthy in duration, will now reach new audiences. Keep an eye out for the announcement when the Commonwealth Club's online information is live. 

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, Maru Hoeber (image above), 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 invitations -- registration is required!


    The Pacific Rim Sculptors Board of Directors acknowledges & thanks our beloved Board member and Events Committee Chair Eileen Fitz-Faulkner for her creative & diligent work in organizing & managing the Second Sunday Spotlights. This innovative series of events has provided valuable social interactions for our artists -- who often work isolated in studios.


    When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Eileen flexibly shifted to Zoom-based Spotlight events, maintaining contacts even in the face of a global disaster.


    Due to family matters, Eileen and her husband had to relocate to Washington state. Of necessity, scheduling of 2021 Second Sunday Spotlight & other events has been impacted. Catherine Daley is working with Eileen, and they hope to resume scheduling of Spotlight & other events soon. Please consider volunteering to assist in this valuable project:  Just send a brief email to Events@PacificRimSculptors.org.


    We hope that Eileen can continue her participation with PRS's leadership, with the Second Sunday Spotlight series, & also expand PRS's membership & activities in the state of Washington.



    2021 SECOND SUNDAY SPOTLIGHTS ARE BEING SCHEDULED


    The next Second Sunday Spotlight event will visit the studio & fascinating works of

    Jeff Key (see www.JeffMKey.com ). Watch for the event announcement!



    Jeff Key, “Vessel #82”—On/Off”,    Wood & Flax,   40” x 17” x 6”




    Invite PRS members to visit your studio in a Zoom-based event!

    You can review your website, show works in progress, demonstrate a technique, or just talk about art.


    Email  Events@PacificRimSculptors.org


    MEMBER NEWS


    CATHERINE DALEY

      

    Catherine Daley, "Aurora Triad", 120”H x 52”W x 75”D, stainless steel, aluminum; 2020 


    Catherine Daley 

    Catherine Daley's piece "Aurora Triad" is in the exhibition Art in Nature’s Image at Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA. Curated by Benjamin Benson, Cultural Resource Coordinator, the exhibition opened 12/20/2020 and continues through 12/20/2022. The organizers state, 

    As part of our Inspiring Connections with Nature Initiative to connect people with nature in a variety of ways, we are thrilled to showcase a new art piece from local sculptor Catherine Daley. "Aurora Triad" is the sixth sculpture in her Aurora Kinetic series.

    Check out the exhibition at this link:  www.pepperwoodpreserve.org/2020/21/16/art-in-natures-image



    RUTH GEOS

      

    Ruth Geos, "Beyond the Realm of Bird, Part 4" 3.5”H x 14”W x 14”D2019-2020; 4 Kt Gold, Water-Gilded Wood [cherry wood, rabbit skin glue, chalk, bole, and water], Bird Feathers [20 bird squares including feathers of Jungle Fowl, Goose, Golden Pheasant, Guinea Hen, Flamingo, Royal Palm Turkey, Partridge, Ocellated Turkey, Tragopan, Peacock, Silver Sebright, Blue and Yellow Macaw, Ring-Necked Pheasant, Hamburg, Argus Pheasant, Barred X Chicken, Cornish Bantam, Lady Amherst Pheasant, and Conure] and Poetry. Poetry: Emily Dickinson, 'The wind that rose'. Complete piece and detail view photographs by Judy Reed Photography.


    Ruth Geos 

    Ruth Geos' piece "Beyond the Realm of Bird, Part 4" is in the group exhibition Vessels Invitational: Revisioning the Receptable at the Delaware Contemporary, which presents the work of 24 artists addressing the concept, function, and invention of vessels of all kinds, literal and allusive, in a diversity of processes, contexts, and materials distinct to each artist. The Opening event, on February 5, 2021, adds dance as a element, with the Wilmington Ballet performing Vessel Vignettes, along with a Raku firing. Kathrine Page was Guest Curator for the exhibition, which opened 1/16/2021 and ends with a closing reception 2/5/2021. Info link: www.decontemporary.org/vessels 



    DALE EASTMAN


    Dale Eastman, "Shedding All That, II", 35”H x 9”W x 14”D, 2020, Ceranchia apollina (Apollo silk moth cocoons from Madagascar), linen covered wire


    Dale Eastman 

    Dale Eastman's piece "Shedding All That, II" was included in the group exhibition Uncommon Threads at the Arc Project Gallery San Francisco, CA. This intriguing group exhibition brought together five Bay Artists creating textiles made from non-traditional materials such as wire, buttons, video tape, bottle tops, K-cups and moth cocoons. Curated by Rachel Leibman, the exhibition opened 11/21/2020 and continued through 12/19/2020.

    "Shedding All That, II" is now included in the group exhibition Crossing the Divide at Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA, juried by Donna Seager of Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. This Annual Juried Exhibition brings together artists exploring moments when life changes and becomes other than what it was imagined to be. The exhibition opened 1/23/2021 and continues through 2/14/2021. Info link: GalleryRouteOne.org 

     


    LYNNE TODARO


    Lynne Todaro, "Back to the Garden", 12”H x 20”W x 12”D, bronze, nickel, decommissioned gun2020 


    Lynne Todaro 

    Lynne Todaro's piece "Back to the Garden" is included in the group exhibition People, Community, Life! at Pajaro Valley ArtsWatsonville, CA. Pajaro Valley Arts invited members to share expressions reflecting on the year and showing what had been created during shelter-in-place. Lynne states that her sculpture "Back To The Garden" is about embracing peace and takes it title from the song "Woodstock" by Joni Mitchell. The exhibition opened 1/20/2021 and continues through 3/30/2021. Info link: PVArts.org



    PAMELA MERORY DERNHAM


    Pamela Merory Dernham 

    Pamela Merory Dernham sends this message:  

    I have been accepted as a Member in the Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CAThis is an opportunity to exhibit, expand my art community, and be part of the Art Association's artist portfolio.



    JANE INGRAM ALLEN

       

    Jane Ingram Allen, "Living Quilt for Sojourner Truth", dimensions variable, handmade paper, wildflower seeds; 2020; installation view and subsequent view with wildflower seeds sprouting 


    Jane Ingram Allen 

    Jane Ingram Allen's public art installation "Living Quilt for Sojourner Truth" was included in the 12/4/2020 issue of the magazine “Sacramento News and Review”, which provides weekly coverage of art and culture events and activities in Sacramento, CA.  Jane's "Living Quilt for Sojourner Truth" installation will continue to change over time at Sojourner Truth Park in the Pocket-Greenhaven area of Sacramento. Its original colors, now faded, will soon be replenished by colorful wildflowers, the seeds of which were embedded in the handmade paper. Info link: sacramento.newsreview.com/2020/12/08/a-living-quilt



    MARGOT McMAHON


    Margot McMahon, "Coral Landscape", painting.


    Margot McMahon 

    Margo McMahon's piece "Coral Landscape" was included in the group exhibition The Dynamics of Quantum Physics Through Abstract Art at Oak Park Art League, which was written up in "Review: The Dynamics of Quantum Physics Through Abstract Art at Oak Park Art League" in the 6/27/2020 3CR: Third Coast Review, Chicago Arts & Culture, Curated online magazine. The exhibition described "In the last few years, a number of visual artists, writers and musicians have been exploring new perspectives through the lens of quantum physics. Perceptions of time, light, distance, and alternate dimensions are just some of the areas that have been examined." Margot's painting is of Palauan Coral near the second deepest trench, which is a crucial building block for US weather. Info links:

    MargotMcMahon.com/coral.html

    ThirdCoastReview.com/2020/03/12/review-the-dynamics-of-quantum-physics-through-abstract-art-at-oak-park-art-league


    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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    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.
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