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for August 1, 2022

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Committees' Activities



Art Inspired by Travel

The Exhibitions Committee is pleased to announce the call for entries for Art Inspired by Travel, the next Pacific Rim Sculptors exhibition at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco!  Art Inspired by Travel will showcase the works of artists who are inspired by travel. Traveling, whether locally or afar can be inspirational, memorable, and life-changing. Submit up to three artworks for consideration by juror & curator Robert Melton, organized by PRS Exhibitions Committee. Exhibition: September 30, 2022 - February 17, 2023. An Opening Reception will be on September 30, 4:30 - 8:30 PM.

Deadline for entries is August 16, 2022.



The Communications Committee is working closely with PRS's new Administrative Assistant Briona Hendren, who has put together a new Sculpture Resources page on the PRS website (available only to paid members of Pacific Rim Sculptors).  Members can check it out under the "Members" menu tab. Send suggestions for additions to .  

The public can now sign up to receive the PRS Newsletter free.  Share this sign-up link with your colleagues and collectors so they can see you in the news! 

Briona Hendren reports of progress with social media, saying,

"As some of you may have seen, PRS is finally on Instagram! Please give us a follow @PacificRimSculptors so you can see what we are up to as an organization, what members are working on, and fun historical PRS photos of years passed. 

"PRS members, please tag us in your story and feed posts about your sculptures and what you are working on. We would love to re-share what our members are up to. 

"Also, remember to use our hashtag list: #PacificRimSculptors #PRS #PacRim #InternationalSculptureCenter #intsculpturectr #isday (hashtags are labels used in social media to make it easier to find posts or information with a theme or specific content). 

"Call to Action! We are reinvigorating the 'Works In Progress Wednesday' movement (hashtag #WIPWednesday): We urge PRS members to post every Wednesday, and to tag us (@PacificRimSculptors) in what your current work-in-progress piece is! This is a fun way for us to collaborate, creating an opportunity for your post to be re-shared to our story and possibly an official post on our page. In addition, this is a great practice for adding more content to your page and for engaging your audience in a new way (viewers want to feel a part of your creative journey!). Happy working, and see you on Instagram!"





Join other PRS members in reviving a prior tradition -- First Thursday visits to SFMOMA --  starting Thursday August 4, 2022, at 4:30 PM (or start earlier, or later); perhaps have dinner in the SFMOMA or nearby, or check out public art or galleries nearby. 


Is Social Media a mystery? Or do you use it but want to use it better to connect others to your art? Watch for an upcoming live Zoom event on Social Media for PRS members. 

Member News: Magels Landet

Magels Landet has completed 3 new sculptures that continue her project based on Velazquez’s painting "Las Meninas".  About this work Magels states, “Starting from his observation my gaze is directed towards them, taking them out of their own context. From this moment a new story begins and becomes a project about women. We are currently immersed in a transversal world where individual contributions can join others, transforming into a great puzzle.”  For more information:

Magels Landet, "Meninas XXI"; 2021; 17.7 x 9 x 5.9 inches; painted iron sculpture

Magels Landet, "Meninas XXI", alternate view; 2021; 17.7 x 9 x 5.9 inches; painted iron sculpture

Member News: Jacquelyn Giuffre

Jacquelyn Giuffre’s sculpture is included in Sculpture in Motion, a group members' show at the National Sculpture Society, 6 East 39th Street, NYC, from July 5 – September 30, 2022.  For more information: 

Jacquelyn Giuffre, "Homestretch", 2016, Cast bronze, 12x12x12 inches, photo by Dana Davis

Jacquelyn Giuffre’s work is also included in the Society of Animal Artists 62nd Annual Show at Turtle Bay Cultural Center, Redding, CA, September 24 to October 30, 2022.  This is a group member’s show. For more information:

Jacquelyn Giuffre, "Edward", 2020, bronze, 6 x 8 x 5 inches, photo by Dana Davis

Member News: Karl Hauser

Karl Hauser’s exhibition titled Fever Dream is on view at Transmission Gallery Oakland, from August 4 – September 17, 2022. This is his third solo exhibition of sculpture at Transmission Gallery Oakland, 770 West Grand Avenue, Suite A, Oakland, CA 94612. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday Noon to 5 PM and by appointment. A tactile use of common materials contributes to the immediacy and sensate experience of his work in this show while a pervading sense of dark humor elicits a jolt of recognition and connection.  The Opening Reception is August 6, 1-4 PM.  For more information:

Karl Hauser, "Fever Dream", 2022, styrofoam, wire, string, epoxy resin, 12 x 14 x 12 inches

Karl Hauser, "A Comfortable Chair", 2022, styrofoam, wire, cardboard, epoxy resin, 9 x 10 x 7 inches

Karl Hauser, "Missing Parts", 2021, styrofoam, wire, cardboard, epoxy resin, 9 x 10 x 7 inches

Member News: Jerry Barrish

Jerry Barrish’s work is on exhibition July 31 – September 11, 2022, at Jerry Ross Barrish Studio, 33 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, next door to Transmission Gallery San Francisco, at 35 Bartlett Street, SF.  This is near the 24th Street BART station, and public parking is available across the street (enter on 21st Street).  The exhibition is open to the public Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 1 – 6 PM.  The show titled A Certain Style contains 35 figurative sculptures by Jerry Barrish using found materials, mostly repurposed plastic.  The exhibition was curated and arranged by Alida Bray, independent curator.  The opening reception is Sunday, July 31, 1-6 PM, and there’s also a reception that evening at Transmission Gallery SF.  More information:

Jerry Barrish, "Essence of Marlene", 2007, assemblage found materials,

55 x 22 x 17 inches, photo by Maximage

Jerry Barrish, "Strolling", 2010, assemblage found materials,

78 x 30 x 29 inches, photo by Wilfred J. Jones

Jerry Barrish, "Blue Angel", 2009, assemblage found materials,

30 x 10 x 9 inches, photo by Wilfred J. Jones

    Member News: Paul Reiber

    Paul Reiber’s work is featured in All About Women, a national juried online exhibition by the Marin Society of Artists, from July 24 to October 1, 2022.  This group show was juried by Carol Tarzier.  For more information and to view the exhibition:

    Paul Reiber, "Thou Shall Not Destroy Hope", 2009, California Bay Laurel wood, 32 x 8 x 8 inches

    Member News: Susannah Israel

    Susannah Israel’s ceramic sculpture is featured in the August 2022 issue of Ceramics Now magazine.  Four bodies of work by Susannah Israel are presented: "Alla We", 2021; "Asolas", 2020, "Concert", 2019, and "Landscape Figures", 2010-2020. Each body of work includes up to 10 images and 800 - 1200 words of text. An artist bio is also included. Susannah says, “As an artist member of Pacific Rim Sculptors, I especially want to recommend this publication to anyone working in ceramic media! I spent about six weeks reviewing and prepping images and writing, and it is more than worth the time and effort to have such a lovely record. Vasi Hirdo, Editor-in-Chief, does a superb job with layout and design, and is available for questions.” Ceramics Now is a leading independent art publication specialized in contemporary ceramics. They promote and document contemporary ceramic art and empower artists working with ceramics.  For more information:

    Susannah Israel, "Asolas: Writing in Quarantine", 2020, Terracotta, 54 x 24 x 28 inches

    Susannah Israel, "Concert: Violoncello", 2018, Terracotta with engobes, 36 x 24 x 25 inches

    Member News: Laura Van Duren

    Laura Van Duren has a solo exhibition titled “Gut Feeling” at Transmission Gallery San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, from July 29th to September 11th, 2022. The exhibition features sculptures by Laura that are evocative of the architecture of the body and reference the complex systems and visceral experiences at play in human existence.  The opening reception is July 31, 2022, 2-5 PM. Transmission Gallery SF is located at 35 Bartlett Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, and gallery hours are Friday – Sunday 1-6 PM. For more information:

    Laura Van Duren, "Embrace", 2022, Ceramic, vinyl, fabric, thread, 10 x 14 x 16 inches

    Laura Van Duren, "The Extrovert", 2022, Ceramic, glycerin, vinyl, thread, metal, 8 x 14 x 8 inches

    Laura Van Duren, "Rendering", 2020, Ceramic, glycerin, recycled wood, vinyl, thread, metal,

    20 x 22 x 6 inches, photo by Dana Davis.

    Member News: Jane Ingram Allen

    Jane Ingram Allen and collaborating artist Jami Taback have received a 2022 Puffin Foundation Grant to support their environmental art project "In Deep Water" that raises the alarm about our water and climate crisis. This work involves hand papermaking and printmaking and results in site-specific installations configured with multiple parts at each exhibition site. The next exhibition of this collaborative project "In Deep Water" will be at Gallery Route One Project Space, Point Reyes Station, CA, from Oct. 8 to Nov. 13, 2022. "In Deep Water" is also scheduled for exhibition December 2023 – March 2024 at Live Forever Foundation Gallery in Taichung, Taiwan. The Puffin Foundation awards grants annually to artists to support art projects about the environment and social justice. For more information: and

    Jane Ingram Allen and Jami Taback, "In Deep Water", installation at Rowan University, Discovery Hall, Glassboro, NJ,

    March - August 2022, photo courtesy of Rowan University

    Jane Ingram Allen and Jami Taback, "In Deep Water", installation at Rowan University,

    Discovery Hall, Glassboro, NJ, March - August 2022, photo courtesy of Rowan University

    Jane Ingram Allen and Jami Taback, "In Deep Water", 

    detail of installation, at Sonoma Community Center Gallery, Sonoma, CA,

    January - February 2022, photo by Timothy S. Allen.

    Newsletter Volunteers

    • Jane Ingram Allen, copy editing
    • Charles Stinson, page layout
    • Jeff Key, photo editing
    • Briona Hendren & Lynne Todaro, social media

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