From the President
November 1, 2022
A Special Message from the President
We need more board members!
PRS is a volunteer-led organization that needs members like you to help us operate.
Please consider giving back to support sculpture in the Bay Area. (Editor: If volunteering is not possible, consider donating.)
Please reach out to me or another board member with questions (email to President@PacificRimSculptors.org)
I’m happy to tell you more about service on the board - it’s honestly a fun way to give back.
Thanks for considering -- I hope to speak with you soon!
PRS Board of Directors
Welcome New Members
uckiood: Missy Douglas & Kim Rask, "Nugget",
2021, resin, wood, LEDs, 11"x10"x10"
Welcome new member uckiood: Missy Douglas & Kim Rask, a collaborative artist team entity in Burien, WA, working in glass, fiberglass, LED lights, and resin to create public art. Their volunteer interest area is in hosting meetings in their area. See their website at www.uckiood.com
Art Inspired by Travel
The Pacific Rim Sculptors Exhibition “Art Inspired by Travel” at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco continues through February 17, 2023.
Curator Robert Melton went all out creating a fun art-inspired evening for the opening of this exhibition on September 30th, called “Bay Light Mixer” at the Commonwealth Club.
Works by eighteen Pacific Rim Sculptors (listed below) were selected by Robert to be showcased at this event. The evening was a global art and culture odyssey that included a performance by Xiaopei Chinese Dancers, as well as dancers and music from several other countries! In addition, there were poetry readings, a wine tasting from the Republic of Georgia, textile art from Finland, film, food vendors, and more! It was great connecting with Pacific Rim members there.
Participating artists include: Susan Amorde, Catherine Bohrman, Catherine Daley, Rene Dayan-Whitehead, Marguerite Elliot, Jacquelyn Giuffre, Maru Hoeber, Stan Huncilman, Rachel Karklin, Jeff Key, Magels Landet, Jann Nunn, Jeff Owen, Paul Reiber, Joseph Slusky, Charles Stinson, Lee Tavrow, and Colleen Wilcox.
-- Report submitted by Exhibition Committee member Marguerite Elliot.
Susan Amorde, "Baggage Station", 2017,
Custom wood shelving unit with 50 vintage suitcases
The PRS Communications Committee met via Zoom on October 24 to discuss the newsletter, website, social media, a possible video-blog, and a proposed new set of PRS flyers and postcards to promote the organization. We are happy to have such good participation from our committee members, Jeff Key, Charles Stinson, Lynne Todaro, Richard Alpert and Mary White and hope to get other PRS members involved.
Thank you to all,
Jane Ingram Allen
Communications Committee Chair
Member News: Elizabeth Medrano
Elizabeth Medrano’s painting was published on the cover of the art and poetry magazine “Beyond Words”, Issue 31, October 2022. Preview it at: https://issuu.com/beyondwordslite/docs/oct22_issuu
Elizabeth Medrano, cover of Beyond Words,
international literary magazine, issue 31, October 2022.
Elizabeth Medrano is also participating in SF ArtSpan Open Studios 2022, and will be exhibiting at Somarts SF for the SF ArtSpan Open Studios 2022, October 22 through November 13, 2022. This is an in-person event after 3 years! For more information see https://www.artspanart.org/sfos2022 and https://secretsanfrancisco.com/sf-open-studios/
Images from Elizabeth Medrano's Open Studios invitation
Elizabeth Medrano, "Mend or Muddle", 2022, 16"x6"x6",
metallic silk over resin femur, glass beads, vintage wooden spool
Member News: Jane Ingram Allen
Jane Ingram Allen and collaborating artist Jami Taback will exhibit "In Deep Water - Turning the Tide", a new site-specific installation utilizing hand papermaking and printmaking focused on water and the climate crisis at The Tides Converge Gallery, 1012 Torney Ave. the Presidio, San Francisco, CA, from Nov. 16, 2022, to March 15, 2023. Gallery hours: M-F, 8:30 to 5pm. Opening Reception Nov. 16, 5 - 7 pm, with Artists Talk at 5:30 pm.
For more information see https://www.presidio.gov/places/tides-converge
Jane Ingram Allen & Jami Taback, “In Deep Water – Turning the Tide”,
2022, hand papermaking, printmaking, dye, ink, thread, gel,
dimensions variable, multiple panels each about 24” x 120”
Jane Ingram Allen & Jami Taback, “In Deep Water – Turning the Tide”,
Detail view of panels
Jane Ingram Allen will also be exhibiting her work created for the Sonoma Creates Art Surround Grant Program at Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA, Dec. 1, 2022 – March 15, 2023. The exhibition features Jane’s land art installation titled Living Leaf for Pepperwood Preserve made with handmade paper containing seeds to transform into a living leaf-shaped bed of native grasses near the entrance to the Dwight Center and an indoor installation of 100 handmade paper leaves titled Falling Leaves in the Dwight Center Art Gallery. Opening reception, Thursday, Dec. 1, 5-7 pm, Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA. For more information see www.pepperwoodpreserve.org and https://www.creativesonoma.org/blog/features/new-program-artsurround/
Above and below: Jane Ingram Allen at wok on "Living Leaf for Pepperwood Preserve", 2022
(work shown in progress), mixed media installation with handmade paper, dye, seeds, thread,
outdoor installation 11’ x 3’ x 1”.
Jane Ingram Allen, Falling Leaves (work shown in progress),
2022, handmade paper, seeds for native grasses, dye, thread,
indoor installation, dimensions variable, 100 leaves each 12” long.
Jacquelyn Giuffre won the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for most outstanding 3D work rendered in a realistic style at the Art and the Animal Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists 62nd Annual Members Exhibition at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA, September 24, 2022, through January 1, 2023.
Jacquelyn Giuffre, "Edward", bronze
Member News: Renee Owen
Two of Renée Owen's new works were selected by Juror Naomi Kubota Lee for the exhibition Wabi Sabi, the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA. The exhibition features a wide variety of artists and surface techniques, and is on view from September 14, 2022, to November 2, 2022. Gallery Hours are 11-2 Wed.-Sat. or by appt.
Renee’s works in the exhibition are "Border Knots" (featuring random weave wirework, paper pulp, waxed linen thread, rusting) and "Walking into the Storm" (featuring wirework, papermaking, and rust), both from Renée's new series Adrift. For information see http://www.ohanloncenter.org
Renee Owen, "Border Knots" (from the Adrift series),
2022, found rusty metal and barbed wire, waxed linen thread, abaca pulp and sea salt,
17” x 16” x 6.5”, photo by Bob Stender.
Renee Owen, "Walking into the Storm" (from the Adrift series), 2022,
abaca pulp, found rusty metal wire, waxed linen thread and kibiso silk waste,
22” x 10” x 8”, photo by Bob Stender.
Member News: Peter Keresztury
Peter Keresztury will be exhibiting his latest 3D sculpture, "Pyramids of Giza', along with his handmade tables, abstract paintings and landscape photographs at the Marin Arts & Crafts Show, November 4-6, 2022. Over 125 exhibitors will be at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA, Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Free admission and parking. Stop by and see Peter’s latest works of art at Space #213. See more information at www.peterkeresztury.com
Peter Keresztury, "Pyramids of Giza", 2022,
3-D Sculpture of wood and aluminum, 49” x 37” x12”.
Member News: Nancy Brown
Nancy Brown announces the publication of a monograph titled Semaphore: Making Meaning. This monograph follows the arc of a public art story from the planting of the first yellow flag, to the escape of a handful of blue flags through the fence, to a final drone shot of the thousands of marker flags that adorned this urban plot from early winter through late spring in San Leandro, California. The monograph is twenty pages long, has a high-gloss soft cover, 10"x8", and was designed and published on Blurb, October 2022. For more information see nancybrownstudio.com
Nancy Brown, cover of the Semaphore monograph.
Nancy Brown, detail from Semaphore monograph,
one of the more poignant stories, recounted here, involved a fellow from Ukraine
Nancy Brown, detail from Semaphore monograph
Member News: Brad Burkhart
Brad Burkhart welcomed the public to his home gallery, studio, & garden during Santa Cruz Open Studios in October. Visitors entered through a shady canopy of wisteria into an exhibit of imagination & mystery with over 70 sculptures that tell mythic stories to heal, inspire, & delight viewers. Visitors were invited to suggest names for one of Brad’s newer pieces, and Brad rented another one of his sculptures, "Life Breathing into Itself", to a local doctor’s office. For information about Brad's sculpture rental program see https://burkhart-sculptor.com/category/sculpture-rental-program/
Brad Burkhart, 2022, Wisteria Entryway at Santa Cruz Open Studios
Brad Burkhart's Sculpture Studio during Santa Cruz Open Studios
Brad Burkhart, "Life Breathing into Itself", 19" x 14" clay relief sculpture.
This piece was rented by Dr. Jay Pennock (pictured) for his medical office in Santa Cruz, CA.
Brad Burkhart is also participating in San Francisco Open Studios. One of his most-loved sculptures, "Tsunami of Desire", appears at SOMArts in San Francisco, now through November 13th, during Exhibition ArtLaunch, the preview show for San Francisco Open Studios. See https://www.artspanart.org/sfos2022
Brad Burkhart, "Tsunami of Desire"
Up to 18 of Brad’s sculptures will be displayed at The Randall Museum in San Francisco during weekend 3 of San Francisco Open Studios: November 5th & 6th, 11am - 6pm. Come meet the artist! See https://randallmuseum.org
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