PRS NEWSLETTER

March 1, 2021

The days, weeks, & months of the New Year accelerate


The Events Committee co-chairs Catherine Daley & Eileen Fitz-Faulkner are scheduling artists for the popular Second Sunday Spotlight events. They say, "Don't worry about the details, we will assist you with Zoom and guide you every step of the way so that your event is well received!" Take advantage of this great opportunity!

When was the last time you updated your profile?  It's easy:  Log in to PacificRimSculptors.org, click your name in the upper right corner, then click "Edit". Update your information and you can add photos of your works. Just remember to click "Save" and you're done!

Last month's newsletter listed PRS Board of Directors but accidentally omitted Jann Nunn's name. The corrected list is below:

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

Change the world with your art.

Your PRS Newsletter Staff


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

Welcome Marguerite Elliot!

Co-chairs Jann Nunn & Catherine Daley welcome Marguerite Elliot (www.MargueriteElliot.com) to the Exhibitions Committee, which is busily working on the upcoming BEAUTY or TRUTH exhibition (see below). The Committee invites participation of PRS members who can help plan innovative new exhibitions. (Email Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org)


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 both an online exhibition & some on-site pieces. The exhibition will be of sculptural artworks that reference beauty or truth, including purely aesthetic pieces, issue-related pieces, and pieces 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.



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 is still 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.

Included artists are Claudette Bleijenberg, 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 (image left), 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 

    NOTE:  Registration is required. Email Events@PacificRimSculptors.org if you missed the invitation.



    JEFF KEY



    The March Second Sunday Spotlight visits

    the studio of Jeff Key (see www.JeffMKey.com),

    who will give a virtual tour of his studio, show his fascinating works,

    and talk about his inspirations and techniques.

    The event begins at 3:00 PM on March 14th.

    Registration is required to obtain the Zoom link.





    Jeff Key, “Vessel #86”—Détante”, wood, 30" x 22" x16"



    Jeff describes these works below:


    My work focuses on Theories of Evolution with allegorical and metaphorical references to the past, present and future. In examining questions of evolution I have taken into consideration aspects of birth and death, rites of passage, war and power, transportation, shelter, communication, and food / water sources with reference to the influence of natural elements such as fire, water and the Earth’s incongruities on these systems.

    My recent work, although abstract in nature makes allusion to the vessel, a cross-cultural, and at times totemic form, which represents human presence and the cycle of life. The pieces are primarily constructed with wood and flax, a natural plant fiber. For health and political reasons I stopped using toxic materials when I began the “Vessel Series.”




    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


    LYNNE TODARO

      


    Lynne Todaro, “Blockhead, S and M, U R Here”, 2020, 6”H x 6”W x 1”D, mixed media on panel




    Lynne Todaro, “Hard to Handle”, 2015, 12”H x 12”W x 12”D, cast iron


    Lynne Todaro 

    Lynne Todaro has works (above) in the exhibition 450 Pieces, curated by Ann Hazels at Radius Gallery in Santa Cruz, CA. This Tri-Gallery Exhibition of the Visual Arts Network of Santa Cruz County features 450 works of art in all media from 150+ artists; the exhibition continues through 3/28/2021. More information is available at www.Radius.Gallery.



    “Song of O”, 2019, 70”H x 48”W x 12”D, assemblage


    Lynne also has works in the exhibition The Art of Recycling, an online juried group exhibition of works created from recycled materials, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, CA. Jurors for the exhibition were: Sally Baker, Kathy Brown, Sally Briggs, Robin Hale, Patrica Marina, John Martin, Ellen Storz, Bill Theis, Carolyn Wilson, Bill Yoes. The exhibition continues through 3/28/2021. 

    See also:  LynneTodaro.com



    BARRY BEACH


      

    “from the Accumulations and Excavations series #3”, 2020, 26”H x 36”W x 3”D, reclaimed wood, twine, vellum, glue



    Barry Beach 

    Barry Beach has works in the group exhibition A Moment of Reflection, juried by Emebet Korn of Desta Gallery, at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, CA. The description of the exhibition is below:

    When one looks at art they can become deeply immersed into works that engender contemplation. The artist captures a deep moment of reflection or meditative state.  It isn't about a knowing or concept but a feeling of now, of just this – a moment to reflect on. It is contemplative, not confrontational. Its impact is residual. What do you create in those moments of reflection?

     The exhibition continues through 3/19/2021. More information is available at this link:  www.OHanlonCenter.org/exhibits/current/

    See also:  BarryBeach.com



    ZAHAVA SHEREZ

       


    Zahava Sherez, "Being 5" and "Being 6", 2019, 39”H x 7”W x 7”D & 42”H x 7”W x 7”D, resin, mixed media, light,

    Photograph by Phillip Cohen Photography, Oakland, CA


    Zahava Sherez 

    Zahava Sherez was accepted to a virtual residency in Mexico City January through March 2021. Read about the residency at this link:  ProyectosDeResidenciaMX.com/

    Zahava’s sculptures “Being 5” and “Being 6” from her series “InBodied Light” (above), were selected for inclusion in the exhibition Intergalactic 2 at ShockBoxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach, LA, CA, curated by gallery owner Mike Collins. More information is available at www.shockboxxproject.com



    Zahava Sherez, "Being 3" , 2019, 39”H x 7”W x 7”D & 42”H x 7”W x 7”D, resin, mixed media, light,

    Photograph by Phillip Cohen Photography, Oakland, CA


    Zahava’s work “Being 3” from her "InBodied Light" series is in the group exhibition Identity at ArtFluent Gallery, curated by Amy Matteson, gallery owner. The exhibition is viewable online at this link: www.art-fluent.com/identity.




    Zahava Sherez, "Flower Arrangement", 1993, 3 17”H x 22”W x 22”D, bronze


    Zahava’s sculpture “Flower Arrangement” (above) from the series “I Am So Many” was selected for inclusion in the online group exhibition Her Story 2020-2021, of Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY, curated by Renée Phillips, owner & curator. The online exhibition continues through 3/2/2021. More information is available at this link: ManhattanArts.com/herstory-2020-2021-exhibition; see also:  ZahavaSherez.com.



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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

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