From the Editor

PRS NEWSLETTER

for October 1, 2022


Summer is in the past and now we head into a Fall art season filled with exhibitions, gallery visits, museum visits, open studios, and more. 

Help to change the world with art.

-- PRS Newsletter Volunteers

Committees' Activities

EXHIBITIONS COMMITTEE

Contact:  Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org

Art Inspired by Travel

The PRS exhibition, Art Inspired by Travel, at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco, juried & curated by Robert Melton, had its opening reception September 30, 2022, and will continue through February 17, 2023. 

Congratulations to the artists whose works were accepted in the show: Susan Amorde, Catherine BohrmanCatherine DaleyRene Dayan-WhiteheadMarguerite ElliotJacquelyn GiuffreMaru HoeberStan HuncilmanRachel KarklinJeff KeyMagels LandetJann NunnJeff OwenPaul ReiberJoseph SluskyCharles Stinson, and Lee Tavrow.




COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Contact:  Communications@PacificRimSculptors.org

The Committee has been reviewing PRS's current and potential new communication channels including the newsletter, website, video recordings, social media, and a possible podcast. 

  • If you like the idea of a PRS Podcast, we seek volunteers to help plan. If you have skills to help produce podcasts, or are interested in being featured in a podcast about your work, email Richard Alpert, who proposed the idea (richalp411@gmail.com), and tell him of your interests.  
  • The Committee continues developing PRS's Social Media presence, and seeks volunteers to contribute some regular weekly hours for regular social media postings of PRS members' activities on Facebook, Instagram, and others.  Contact Lynne Todaro (lynnetodaro@comcast.net) or Briona Hendren (briona@brionahendren.com) to let them know you are interested and what times and days you might be available.
  • Improvements in the PRS Website continue. In addition to the new Resources web page, the website will soon post videos of past PRS events, including the popular "Second Sunday Spotlight" visits to members' studios. A Committee workgroup is exploring ways to improve the appearance and function of the website; if you can volunteer time and web skills, email Briona Hendren (briona@brionahendren.com)
  • If you have video or audio recordings of PRS artists or PRS events that could be made available in the PRS Archive, email a description to Communications@PacificRimSculptors.org.
Volunteering with the Communications Committee is a great way to meet people, make contacts, and to help your fellow sculptors. The next Committee meeting will be Monday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 am via Zoom. If you'd like to participate, contact Communications Committee Chair, Jane Ingram Allen (info@janeingramallen.com). 

Jane Ingram Allen

info@janeingramallen.com

Communications Committee Chair


EVENTS COMMITTEE

Contact:  Events@PacificRimSculptors.org

 

 

PRS members are invited to tour the SFMOMA on the SECOND Thursdays of each month. If you want to roam the Museum with other PRS members, assemble at 4:30 PM on the second floor at the large stairway leading up to the third floor. This is informal; you are welcome to start earlier, or later, and perhaps check out other exhibitions nearby. Some may want to consider dining opportunities at SFMOMA or nearby. 

     
   


Is Social Media a mystery to you? 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: Jacquelyn Giuffre

Jacquelyn Giuffre’s work was selected for the Society of Animal Artists 62nd Annual Art and the Animal Exhibition.  This juried exhibition of art related to animals is on view at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA, September 24, 2022 – Jan 1, 2023. Giuffre’s sculpture “Edward” was chosen to be on tour at the Hiram Blauvelt Museum, Oradell, NJ, and the Dunnegan Museum of Art, Bolivar. MO.


Jacquelyn Giuffre, "Edward", 2020, Cast bronze, photo by Dana Davis.

Member News: Jane Ingram Allen

Jane Ingram Allen is exhibiting her collaborative installation artwork with printmaker Jami Taback, titled In Deep Water – Rising, at Gallery Route One Project Space, 11101 Highway One, Ste. 1101, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, Oct. 8 - Nov. 13, 2022. Gallery hours are Thurs. - Mon., 11 am to 5 pm. The opening reception is Saturday, Oct. 8, 4-7 pm, with an artist’s talk at 5 pm.  This immersive installation focuses on water and the climate crisis and utilizes hand papermaking and printmaking with multiple panels suspended from the ceiling. For more information, see https://galleryrouteone.org 



Jane Ingram Allen and Jami Taback, "In Deep Water - Rising" (detail), 2022,

mixed media installation with handmade paper, printmaking, thread, dye, ink,

photo by Timothy S. Allen



Alternate detail view




Alternate installation view

Member News: Oleg Lobykin

Oleg Lobykin brought three sculptures to Burning Man 2022, one a representational work called "Meta Girl" and two abstract pieces called "Particles VII" and "Particles IX". Oleg says about his experience; “This was my 15th burn.  Every time I leave the Playa thinking it's going to be my last time at Burning Man. But, when I have art to share, I go back to this unique place that still inspires me by creativity on every level. It's a different world, an unusual art gallery under the open sky. There is no place like this.”


Oleg Lobykin, "Meta Girl", 8'x4'x4', stainless steel


Oleg Lobykin, "Particles IX", 9'x5'x5', stainless steel


Oleg Lobykin, "Particles VII", 8'x5'x5', stainless steel

    Member News: Natasha Dikareva



    Natasha Dikareva, "On Another Shore", 2022, exhibition view.


    Natasha Dikareva has a solo exhibition titled On Another Shore at Millspace Gallery in Newmarket, NH, September 8 through October 16, 2022. Natasha, a Ukrainian Sculptor, says this about her work in the exhibition, “My sculptures shifted dramatically since Russia invaded my motherland Ukraine. They became punctured with holes as if shelled by bombs, and propaganda, the surfaces covered with crawling glazes reminiscent of ashes. Each of these sculptures reflect a particular moment of this war.”

    For more information, see https://millspace.org/event/on-another-shore-powerful-visions-in-clay-by-natasha-dikareva/


    Natasha Dikareva, "Where Did Our God Go?", 2022, 43x17x15, stoneware, stains, glazes.


    Natasha Dikareva, "Entangled Thoughts", 2022, 45x17x17, stoneware, stains. glazes


    Member News: Jerry Barrish

    Jerry Barrish’s exhibition titled Music Makers features 31 figurative assemblage sculptures created from found material, all focused on a music theme. The exhibition is curated by Alida J. Bray and runs through Oct 30, 2022, at the Studio Gallery, 33 Bartlett St., San Francisco, CA. Gallery hours: Fri, Sat, Sun, 1-6. For more information, see www.jerrybarrish.com


    Jerry Barrish, "Stormy Weather", 2012, assemblage found materials on steel base,

    77.5 x 40 x 20 inches, photo by Wilfred J. Jones.


    Member News: Walter Bruszewski

    Walter Bruszewski is participating in the ISC Professional Members Showcase on Artsy.net. This is a virtual exhibition of submissions from ISC professional members. Artsy is the leading marketplace for art by the world’s emerging and established artists. It runs from September 1 to September 30, 2022.

    For more information, see: 

    https://www.artsy.net/show/international-sculpture-center-isc-professional-member-showcase-2?sort=partner_show_position&metric=in



    Walter Bruszewski, "Moonbeam navigator"; 2000; carbon steel, aluminum, stainless

    steel, rubber, acrylic enamel paint finish, alkyd acrylic enamel; 60 x 84 x 72 in.



    Alternate view




    Detail view



    Member News: Zahava Sherez

    Zahava Sherez has been selected as a Featured Artist in the online event Charter for Compassion International 2022, Architects of Justice, Global Gala Art Gallery.  For more information, see https://charterforcompassion.org/charter-blog/art-as-inspiration-gives-rise-to-compassion


    Zahava Sherez with "We the Light #2", 2022,

    InBodied Light Project, resin and bronze.

    Photo: Carlos Diaz Corona, Guadalajara, JAL, MX



    Zahava Sherez, "Being 9", 2021,

    InBodied Light Project, resin and mixed media.

    Photo: Carlos Diaz Corona, Guadalajara, JAL, MX



    Zahava Sherez, "Being 13", 2021,

    InBodied Light Project, resin and mixed media.

    Photo: Carlos Diaz Corona, Guadalajara, JAL, MX



    Member News: Charles H. Stinson

    Charles Stinson had work in the group exhibition Bamboo & Haiku at the Twin Pines Art Center of the Manor House in Belmont, CA during September, 2022. The exhibition was a remounted and expanded exhibition that was installed but never open due to the onset of the COVID pandemic and mandated quarantine. The exhibition focused on bamboo and poetic sensibilities.


    Charles H. Stinson, "Spiral Dancer", 2016, bamboo, hemp, plaster, wire, steel base,

    17” x 14’ X 11” (in front of red and yellow artwork by Maria Sky).



    Charles H. Stinson, "Devices of Dubious Utility" (grouping), 2014-15,

    bamboo, found objects, hemp, dimensions variable.



    Charles H. Stinson, "Device for Splitting Particles", 2019,

    bamboo, found object, steel base, 28” x 30” x 12”.


    Charles Stinson also has works in the PRS group exhibition Art Inspired by Travel, curated by Robert Melton at the Commonwealth Club on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA. The exhibition opened with a reception Friday, September 30, and will continue through February 17, 2023. The show includes three etchings from Charles Stinson’s Oaxaca Suite of five images developed during and after travels in Mexico. 

    For more info:  https://pacificrimsculptors.org/event-4865922


    Charles H. Stinson, "Oaxaca Suite: Dinner", 2006, 6” x 4” copper plate etching 




    Charles H. Stinson, "Oaxaca Suite: Moonlight", 2006, 6” x 4” copper plate etching 



    Charles H. Stinson, "Oaxaca Suite: Child", 2006, 6” x 4” copper plate etching 



    Newsletter

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

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