for December 1, 2021
Come celebrate the Holidays with a viewing of the PRS exhibition of Sculpture of the Pacific Rim at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. The show continues through March 2022. Read more below, and find more information at CommonwealthClub.org/exhibits.
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Read, enjoy, think, celebrate your Holidays, and volunteer!
And don't forget to change the world with your art.
-- PRS Newsletter Volunteers
Ring in the holiday season at the Commonwealth Club's Bay Lights Social kick-off on Friday, December 10th from 4:30-7:30 PM. Experience four floors of art happenings, live music, and more.
The event celebrates the official opening of All That Glitters, an exhibition of works by Philip Hua, and the current PRS exhibit, Sculpture of the Pacific Rim, curated by Robert Melton.
Other event highlights include an improv dance performance by New Ballet San Jose, special video art projections by Steve P, and live music.
Entrance fee includes one complimentary drink and lite bites. Special complimentary treats by Hot Cookies.
Karl Hauser, "The Balloon Man", 2021, 20”H x 16”W x 4”D, styrofoam, cardboard, resin
Karl Hauser has works in the exhibition Souls of Forgotten Objects, exploring the interface between trash and treasure. In addition to artworks juried by Geoffrey Gorman, the event also includes workshops and demonstrations that bring found or forgotten objects together to create something beautiful. Whether that is an old tree branch, bike tire, cardboard, colorful material, metal or paper, the exhibit welcomes artists to submit 2D or 3D work that takes these found or lost materials and turns them into art, curious, evocative, dynamic or meditative. SAC has invited artists to think outside the box, canvas or convention in submitting pieces for this spectacular exhibit. The exhibition is at Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ and continues through 12/23/2021. See sedonaartscenter.org/event/souls-of-forgotten-objects
Karl Hauser, “Our Carefully Considered Discourse”, 2021, 12”H x 12”W x 4”D, styrofoam, resin
Karl Hauser, “Throwing Rocks at Cars”, 2021, 13”H x 17”W x 5”D, wood, styrofoam, resin
Kathleen King has works in Mercury 20 @ 15 at Mercury 20 Gallery in Oakland, CA. The exhibition celebrates the 15th year of the artist-run gallery. The show will include the work of past and current members including PRS members Jann Nunn, Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Ruth Tabancay and Kathleen King. The exhibition was curated by Christine Meuris and Jessica Cadkin. The exhibition opens December 3, 2021 and continues through February 5, 2022. See mercurytwenty.com
Kathleen King, “Head Case 2”, 2018, 84”H x 16”W x 16”D, painted wood sculpture
Jacquelyn Giuffre has works in the exhibition Small Works, at Main Street Art Center, Clifton Springs, NY. The group exhibition continues through 12/23/2021. See www.jgiuffreSculpture.com
Jacquelyn Giuffre, “Omeo”, 2021, 7”H, cast bronze, photographer: Dana Davis
Jacquelyn Giuffre, “Murphy the red river hog”, 2019, 5.5”H x 4.5”W x 7”D, cast bronze, photographer: Dana Davis
Jacquelyn also has works in the exhibition The Kingdom - A group show of the Society of Animal Artists at Midland Center for the Arts, Midlands, MI; the exhibition continues through 01/16/2022.
Jacquelyn Giuffre, “Lucy”, 2020, 8”H x 15”W x 6”D, cast bronze, photographer: Dana Davis
Jane Grimm has sculptural works in the two person show Reflections, along with paintings by Rachel Major at Gear Box Gallery, Oakland, CA. The exhibition continues through 12/31/2021. See https://gearboxgallery.com
Jane Grimm, “Ode XIII”, 2021, 19”H x 17”W x 5”D, ceramic
Jane Grimm, “Duet I”, 2021, 17”H x 17”W x 17”D, ceramic
Jane Grimm, “Razz Ma Tazz XV”, 2019, 20”H x 11”W x 11”D, ceramic
Joe Slusky's sculpture appear with paintings by Katie Hawkinson in the two person show Meanderings curated by Zach Stewart at Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA. The exhibition continues through 12/28/2021. See http://www.canessa.org
Joseph Slusky, “Elongata”, 2020, 27”H x 18”W x 13”D, steel and acrylic lacquer paint, photographer: George Post
B STEVENS STRAUSS
B Stevens Strauss has works in the 2021 Berkeley-Sakai Art Exchange Exhibition in the Irohani Gallery, Sakai, Japan. The exhibition features artwork from several Bay area artists and is sponsored by the Sakai Berkeley Sister City association. The exhibition was curated by Junichi Hotta and continues through 12/08/2021.
B Stevens Strauss, “Solstice Flight”, 2021, 12”H x 12”W x 1”D, paper collage
B Stevens Strauss, “Flume Canyon”, 2021, 24”H x 18”W x 1”D, paper collage
Barry Beach has works in the Small Works Exhibition at ArtWorks Downtown, Gallery 1337, San Rafael, CA, juried by Jack Fischer, owner and director, Jack Fischer Gallery. The exhibition continues through 1/23/2022. See artworksdowntown.org/exhibits/current/small-works-exhibition-2021
Barry Beach, “from the Accumulations series”, 2020, 17”H x 12”W x 7”D, tape and glue over reclaimed wood
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