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PRS NEWS -- January 1, 2023

From the Newsletter Editor

You will notice changes in our website and newsletter as we migrate to a fresh new appearance. (We hope you will tolerate any small glitches as we implement these changes.)

Pacific Rim Sculptors (PRS) continues to seek candidates for its Board of Directors -- please consider applying; email with questions.  

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Members: Do you have an event or show coming up? Some equipment to sell? Heard of a call for entry you'd like to share? Post on our Pacific Rim Sculptors Facebook group at this link: (The group is moderated to prevent spam, so please allow a week or more for approval.)

PRS Newsletter Volunteers

Welcome New Members

Dave Kwinter, Lattice, found objects

Dave Kwinter of Walnut Creek, CA, creates assemblage sculptures from found objects. In addition to general volunteer interests, Dave also has volunteer interests in Communications & Writing, Photography & Video. Check out his website at:



The Pacific Rim Sculptors Exhibition “Art Inspired by Travel” at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco continues through February 17, 2023. Curated by Robert Melton, the exhibition includes works by eighteen Pacific Rim Sculptors: 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.



The Communications Committee made up of Jane Ingram Allen, Jeff Key, Charles Stinson, Lynne Todaro, Richard Alpert and Mary B. White did not officially meet in November due to travels and other complications, but we talked by phone, and Charles and Briona put together the newsletter in great form as usual.  Richard Alpert also reported by email about his progress with the proposed podcast idea.  He has met with Eileen Fitz-Faulkner to discuss ideas and potential podcast platforms such as Anchor. They plan a trial PRS podcast episode of an informal interview with a PRS member, including a casual conversation about general art issues. Podcasts will initially be 20-30 minutes; Richard and Eileen expect to present the sample podcast to the Communications Committee by March, 2023. We hope PRS members will find this an exciting idea and support it. More volunteers are needed; email Richard Alpert if you are interested in the podcast project.

The PRS Communications Committee explores ways to improve our newsletter, website, social media, and more. Consider volunteering your time and talents!

Thank you to all, 

Jane Ingram Allen

Communications Committee Chair



We encourage PRS members to tour SFMOMA on the second Thursday of each month. If you want to meet other PRS members, we suggest you gather at 4:30 PM on the second floor at the large stairway leading up to the third floor. This is a recurring, informal event; you are welcome to start earlier, or later, and perhaps to check out other nearby exhibitions or dining opportunities. 



Is social media a mystery to you, or do you want to use it better to promote your art? Watch for an upcoming live Zoom event on Social Media for PRS members. 



Rick Crawford is participating in an international artist collaboration event held every odd year in New Zealand. The event will be March 10 – 18, 2023, in Whangarei Heads, Aotearoa. The Sponsor for the event is CollaboratioNZ Trust. This will be Rick's fourth time participating in this event. Rick has also participated in other similar events worldwide. A link to their video is at, and more information can be found at this link:

Rick Crawford discussing collaborative project with NZ designer Carin Wilson.

Photo courtesy CollaboratioNZ 2011.


Michele Collier, Goose Girl, 20x17x17in, paper clay

Michele Collier is teaching a workshop titled “Paper Clay – Beyond Basics” at Epperson Gallery, Crocket, CA, May 20 and 21, 2023. See more information about the workshop at this link:


Jerry Barrish, Red Parasol, 2008, assemblage found materials,

57 x 23 x 9 inches, photo by Wilfred J. Jones.

"Jerry Ross Barrish: Protagonist" is the inaugural exhibition for M Stark Gallery, 727 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA. This solo exhibition of 13 of Jerry Barrish's assemblages from found materials was curated by art historian Paris Cotz, MA. Exhibition will be on view from Jan. 7 – March 26, 2023.  Opening reception is Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, with a closing reception Saturday,  March 25, 2023. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11-6, and Friday evenings, 5-7:30, or by appointment. See more information at

Jerry Barrish, Teaching, The Most Honorable Profession, 2016, assemblage found materials,

50 x 40 x 30 inches (variable), photo by Wilfred J. Jones.

Jerry Barrish, Ode to Monet, 2022, assemblage found materials,

28 x 17 x 8 inches, photo by Wilfred J. Jones.


Dave Kwinter, "Bikers II"; 2018; mixed media on canvas; 36 x 48 x 4 inches

Dave Kwinter’s work is featured in the book, American Artwork 2023, published November 2022. The book describes itself as “Carefully-curated original art & craft.” Dave’s artwork that appears in this book is "Bikers II," a 2018 piece that represents his transition from painting, often with some added collage, to assemblage sculpture, his current focus.  Dave adds, “All the assemblage works I have produced in the four years since I completed Bikers II can be seen on my Instagram page.”  Here’s the link:

For more about the publication, see this link:


Barry Beach, From the Accumulations Series (piggy back), 2022,

reclaimed materials including wood and PVC, 34 x 36 x 12 inches.

Barry Beach has two works in an online group exhibition at Site: Brooklyn Gallery, juried by Alexxa Gotthardt, Assistant Managing Editor at SFMOMA. Exhibition dates January 10, 2023 – February 10, 2023. The theme is Landscape. The exhibition asks viewers to think about what the world we inhabit is like, focused on the environment in which we live.

More info is here:

Barry Beach, From the Accumulation Series [mouse ears], 2022,

reclaimed materials including wood and foam, 44 x 32 x 16 inches


Kathleen King, Red Horse (2017) & Walking Distance (2022), painted wood

Kathleen King’s sculpture is featured in a two-person show with painter Rachel Major.  Kathleen’s constructions are made with painted wood and assemblage using scrap wood gleaned from discard piles and dumpsters.  Form follows function as supple segments connect and attempt to hold. Asymmetrical rhythms and monochromatic color present intensities that relate within the space and with the viewer.   The show “Between the Lines” is at GearBox Gallery 770 West Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 9 January 12 - February 11, 2023. Reception: January 14, 1-4pm

For more info:


Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Water and Rock, 2022,

digital inkjet prints on Plexiglas, steel, monofilament.

40 x 16 x 16 inches.

Mary Curtis Ratcliff’s photo-based work is included in the groups show titled “Shades of Gray”, selected by Ann Jastrab and Jan Watten.  On display will be photos of cool neutrals, sophisticated deep charcoal gray images, glimmers of gray in a color landscapes and the beautiful mid-tones of perfect gelatin silver prints. The show features her kinetic photo-based sculpture, "Water and Rock," 2022. See the website at this link:

Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Chandeliers, 2012, acrylic and collage on digital inkjet print.

mounted on wooden panel, 40 x 50 x 1.5 inches.

Mary Curtis Ratcliff also currently has ten large-scale mixed media works on panel installed in the lobby of the Bank of America building. The exhibition is on view in the Plaza Lobby, 555 California Street, San Francisco, from Dec. 3, 2022 until February 11, 2023. Reception on Thursday, February 2nd from 6–7:30. Artist talk is at 6:30 pm.


Jane Ingram Allen has been invited to be an Artist in Residence from Jan. 4 - Feb. 15, 2023, at Le Diamant Vert in Uvita, Costa Rica. Uvita is located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and has tropical rainforests, waterfalls, whale watching, beautiful beaches and lots of interesting wildlife. Jane will be hosted by Marie M’Ayala Saurat, originally from France, and a choreographer and yoga expert, who also does painting and drawing. Plans for the residency include creating paper sculpture using handmade paper from plants of Costa Rica and collaborating with Marie.  Jane learned of this opportunity through her membership in the International Association of Paper Making Artists (  

More info about Diamant Vert and Marie M’Ayala Saurat:

Le Diamant Vert, artist in residency in Uvita, Costa Rica, photo courtesy of Marie M’Ayala Saurat.

Jane Ingram Allen, 2015, making paper with local plants for visiting school group in Izmir, Turkey,

during 2015 Fulbright Specialist artist-in-residency, photo by Timothy S. Allen.


Lynne Todaro will have a solo exhibition titled “Restless” at Mission College, Santa Clara, CA, in the Vargas Gallery. The gallery is located in the Gillmor Center building. The exhibition includes sculpture, paintings, mixed media, and more. The exhibition will be February 1 through March 2, 2023. Reception: Wed., Feb. 1, 1 - 3 pm.

For more information:

Lynne Todaro, Back to the Garden, 2019, Bronze, etched nickel,

decommissioned gun, 22 x 14 x 12 inches.


Lynne Todaro, Winter Totem, 2022,

Recycled plastic, steel, wood base,

55 x 10 x 8 inches

Lynne Todaro, Passengers 2021, Mixed media assemblage, acrylic paint. 12 x12 x3 inches. 


Narasha Dikareva’s work is featured in the group exhibition titled “Black and White".  The exhibition showcases the incredible, provocative range and beauty found in art that tells its stories without color. The juror for this exhibition is Elana Rubinfeld, Founder, New Art Agency, Sarasota, FL. This group show is held at the Art Center Sarasota and runs from December 8, 2022 -  January 22, 2023.  For more info:

Natasha Dikareva, Rising Above the Horizon, 2019, stoneware, stains, glazes, 23 x 25 x 9 inches.


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Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors receive a 20% discount when joining the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture magazine (ISC, Just enter "PRS" as the Chapter Code. The online version of Sculpture magazine is now available at SculptureMagazine.Art, which includes archived issues.

  • Also check out the ISC Website member resources; add photos of your works annually for review by collectors, gallerists, curators, and corporate buyers. 


    • Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors receive a 20% discount when joining the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture magazine (ISC, Just enter "PRS" as the Chapter Code. The online version of Sculpture magazine is now available at SculptureMagazine.Art, which includes archived issues.
    • Also check out the ISC Website member resources; add photos of your works annually for review by collectors, gallerists, curators, and corporate buyers. 
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