for January 1, 2022
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Autopilot may work for morning chores, but the Artist's arrival at the studio shatters any art catalog fueled fantasies that supplies will magically turn into artworks. New Year's Day celebrates fresh starts, but also reminds of the vanishing number of cycles for turning private artistic inspiration into shared reality.
Change the world with your art.
-- PRS Newsletter Volunteers
EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE: CALL FOR ENTRY COMING SOON!
Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz
The Exhibitions Committee is excited to announce an upcoming call for entry -- watch for an email from the Committee soon.
The San Francisco Commonwealth Club's holiday reception on Friday December 10th featured four floors of art happenings, live music, and more, including the PRS exhibition Sculpture of the Pacific Rim, curated by Robert Melton.
The event also celebrated the official opening of All That Glitters, an exhibition of works by Philip Hua. Other event highlights included an improv dance performance by New Ballet San Jose, video art projections by Steve P, and live music.
The sparkling clear evening, the sparkling holiday lights of the Ferry Building and the Bay Bridge perfectly complemented the art and performances. We are fortunate to have access to this spectacular exhibition venue.
Sheila Ghidini, "Unknown Structures", 2021, wall sculpture, 48”H x 32”W x 13”D
Sheila Ghidini has works in the exhibition Duet: Sculpture and works on paper by Sheila Ghidini and Anne McGuire, a two-person exhibition of sculpture and works on paper at Pastine Projects, San Francisco, CA starting January 7 and continuing through February 12, 2022. See www.pastineprojects.com
Natasha Dikareva, "All-Seeing Eye", 2020, 8”H x 12”W x 4”D, blown glass, stoneware, glazes, china paint
Natasha Dikareva has works in the exhibition Lover's Eye, wherein local and regional artists explore the lover’s eye theme. Participating artists include Steven Levin, Adam Forfang, Chris Leib, Kirstine Hansen, Natasha Dikareva, Laurelin Gilmore, and more. Lover’s eyes, or eye miniatures, were popular in Great Britain from the late 1700s through the Victorian era. Typically painted on a small piece of ivory, an eye miniature depicts a single eye, representing the gaze of a loved one. Thought to have been originally created as a secret token of love, these mysterious portraits were often worn as jewelry. Thousands survive today, but for the most part, their subjects and the artists who created them are unknown. The group exhibition is at Pence Gallery in Davis, CA, opening January 7 and continuing through January 30, 2022. See pencegallery.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibits
Nancy Brown received a San Leandro Arts Commission individual artist grant as part of the City of San Leandro's 2021-22 Arts & Culture Grants Program. Nancy will be designing “Semaphore”, a temporary, site-specific installation of landscaping flags to be installed not far from the San Leandro BART station. More information is forthcoming next month. The project will be exhibited through June 30, 2022. See www.nancybrownstudio.com
Jim Wheeler, "Mangemange. Homage to an Unsung Hero", 2021, 130”H x 24”W x 16”D,
cast and fabricated bronze, brass and copper, photograph by Bernice Wheeler
Jim Wheeler’s suspended sculpture "Mangemange: Homage to an Unsung Hero" has been installed in the exhibition Sculpture in the Gardens, a biennial exhibition in Aukland, New Zealand. The exhibition is a free, public event run by the non-profit Friends of the Gardens, and has been a major event on Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland’s cultural calendar since 2007. Every second summer twenty New Zealand artists are selected to exhibit in the 3.5 month-long exhibition, which includes a 1.5km sculpture ‘trail of discovery’ as well as an indoor exhibition in the Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre gallery. Approximately 400,000 people visit the exhibition. All the works are for sale; for the last twenty years Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens and other generous benefactors have purchased at least one work from each exhibition for the Garden's permanent collection, now comprising 25 works. Jurors and curators for the exhibition include Dr. Linda Tyler, Catherine Hamilton and Ioane Ioane. The exhibition opened December 11, 2021 and continues through April 3, 2022. See www.sculptureinthegardens.nz
Catherine Daley, "Deadfall", 2021, 6”H x 11’ W x 11’D, bronze, patina, zebra wood, coffee, match
Catherine Daley’s piece "Deadfall", a commentary on the global climate crisis, is exhibited in tandem with The Magical World of Christian Quintin at Calabi Gallery, Santa Rosa. Curated by Dennis Calabi, the exhibition opened December 11, 2021 and continues through February 12, 2022. See calabigallery.com/artists/catherine-daley and calabigallery.com/artists/christian-quintin
Catherine Daley, "Deadfall" (detail), 2021, 6”H x 11’ W x 11’D, bronze, patina, zebra wood, coffee, match
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