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PRS NEWS -- March 1, 2023

From the Newsletter Volunteers

PRS members: Don't forget to post your announcements about calls-for-entry, shows, workshops, and other opportunities via PRS's Facebook presence at this link:

Also announce available materials, equipment, studio spaces, and similar opportunities to the PRS Google Group email list, which allows you to send and receive messages with other PRS members:  Go to and request to join. Thereafter, you can send emails to and other members will receive them.  

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The Exhibitions Committee reports that it is hard at work planning for future opportunities for our members and is happy to announce that there will be a PRS show at the Santa Cruz Art League in 2024. The committee is also looking over another site in Santa Cruz, one in Sausalito, with a regional museum in the mix. Please stay tuned for future announcements!



The PRS Communications Committee explores ways to improve our newsletter, website, social media, and more. Committee members continue working toward a PRS podcast, with a sample podcast trial soon. PRS members who find this an exciting idea can support it by volunteering: email Richard Alpert for information.

Thank you to all, 

Jane Ingram Allen

Communications Committee Chair


PRS members are encouraged 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. 


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Susannah Israel is exhibiting her latest project titled Asphalt & Honey: something gritty, something sweet, in March 2023 at Modern Mouse Windows, 2223 Southshore, Alameda, CA 94501. This social justice exhibit seeks community engagement in the development of the Asphalt & Honey project. Viewers will be asked to give their responses to the work and can contribute their stories to be incorporated in the final installation, a multimedia figurative group with sound and a footprint of 20 x 6 feet. More info at 

Susannah Israel, ASPHALT & HONEY: Wild Honeys, 2022-23, 

Terracotta, engobes, mixed media, 23 x 23 inches.


Jane Grimm has a solo online exhibition titled FORM on Artsy organized by the Andra Norris Gallery in Burlingame, CA.  The show is on view February 1, 2023-March 1, 2023. For more info:

Jane Grimm, Syncopation XXI, 2023,

Ceramic tiles mounted on a wood panel, 18 x12 x3 inches.

Jane Grimm, Syncopation XVI, 2022.

Freestanding ceramic sculpture, 14 x15 x 5 inches.


Jerry Barrish has work in the exhibition titled Cumulative Views that features three artists, each inspired by materials or imagery derived from the Bay Area environment.  All show work starting with an accumulative process. The exhibition is curated by Chris Boettcher, and features Jerry Barrish’s figurative assemblage from beach trash, Ellen Little’s large scale watercolors, and Tiffany Schmierer’s ceramic sculpture. The exhibition is on view Feb 16 - April 1, 2023, at The Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114.  For more info:

Jerry Barrish, Quik Stop Camel, 1994, assemblage

found materials, 20 x 16 x 7 inches, photo by Mel Schockner.


Barry Beach has a solo exhibition titled Accumulations and Excavations that includes 16 wall-hung works at Thompson Dorfman Partners, 39 Forrest St, Mill Valley, CA.  The exhibition runs February 6 to March 23, 2023.  The closing reception is Tuesday, March 7, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Barry Beach, from the Accumulations and Excavations series (carved and coated),

reclaimed wood, vellum, and glue mounted on board, 32 x 25  x 4 inches.

Barry Beach, from the Accumulations and Excavations series,

tape, twine, glue, and vellum mounted on board, 14 x 11.5 inches. 


The Jane Ingram Allen: Living Quilts archive has recently been acquired by the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art. It joins Allen’s other two archives already housed in the Center: Jane Ingram Allen: Guandu International Outdoor Sculpture Festival, and Jane Ingram Allen: ChengLong Wetlands International Environmental Art Project. The Museum’s Center for Art + Environment (The Center) is an internationally recognized research center dedicated to supporting the practice, study, and awareness of creative interactions between people and their environments. The Center houses unique archive materials from more than 1,500 artists working on all seven continents, which includes materials from Michael Heizer, Walter de Maria, Lita Albuquerque, Ugo Rondinone, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Trevor Paglen to name a few. It also includes materials from organizations such as Cape Farewell, Burning Man, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and Great Basin Native Artists. To view the archives online, click on this link:  Search by Last name (Allen) and First (Jane Ingram). 

Jane Ingram Allen, Living Quilt for Santa Rosa, installed Nov. 2018 and continuing

at Rincon Ridge Park, Santa Rosa, CA, handmade paper, seeds for wildflowers, soil,

branches, 8 x 10 x 6 feet, photo by Timothy S. Allen.

Jane Ingram Allen, Living Quilt for Sojourner Truth, 2020, installed in Nov. 2020 and

continuing at Sojourner Truth Park, Sacramento, CA, handmade paper, seeds for wildflowers,

soil, branches, wood, 8 x 10 x 5 feet, photo by Timothy S. Allen.

Jane Ingram Allen, Living Leaf for Pepperwood Preserve, 2022, installed Dec. 2022 at

Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, CA, handmade paper, dye, seeds for native grasses, wood,

12.5 x 3 feet x 6 inches, photo by Timothy S. Allen.


Barbara M. Berk’s ceiling-suspended sculpture “Orbit” will be exhibited in Taking Flight, a group exhibition at Gallery House in Palo Alto, CA, March 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023. Opening reception is March 10, 2023, from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Berk is the newest member of Gallery House, the home of contemporary fine art in the Bay Area. Founded in 1958, the gallery offers an extensive selection of paintings, photographs, mixed media art & sculpture by over 25 artists. More information:

Barbara M. Berk, Orbit, 2017, Ceiling-suspended sculpture of Stainless Steel - bobbin lace

made by hand, 14 x 20 x 12 inches, photo by Morgan Murphy.

Barbara M. Berk, Orbit (Detail)


Paul Reiber has an exhibition titled Recent Work, featuring 25 of his sculptures in wood, mostly done since the onset of Covid. They range in subject from relief carvings of leaves, feathers and figure studies, a cicada, and a series of sculptures derived from the Mayan writing form of full body glyphs. The exhibition is at Willits Center for the Arts, 71 E Commercial St., Willits CA. Opening is 3/04/23, 6pm-9pm. Show closes 3/26/23.  The exhibition is curated by Gary Martin, Director of the Willits Center for the Arts.  For more info:

Paul Reiber, Beware, 2022, California Nutmeg wood, 9 x 10 x 6 inches.

Paul Reiber, Boy with Rooster, 2011, California Nutmeg, 26 x 14 x 12 inches.

Paul Reiber, Glyph #1, 2023, Bay Laurel Wood, 12 x 8 x 8 inches.


Ruth Tabancay has a solo exhibition titled Stitching Science at Vargas Gallery at Mission College, 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA. March 15-April 20, 2023. Reception is Wednesday March 15, 1 -3 pm.  The exhibition contains works ranging from 2010 to 2022. Included are stitched tea bag works, felted vessels, scanning electron micrographs, Jacquard weavings, embroidered micro-organisms, crochet, and crochet and plastic assemblage. For more info:

Ruth Tabancay, Bleached, 2022, Crochet, assemblage, Yarn, Plastic medical waste,

36 x 40 x 6 inches, photo by Dana Davis.

Ruth Tabancay, Bleached (detail), 2022, Crochet, assemblage.

Yarn, plastic medical waste. 36 x 40 x 6 inches., photo by Dana Davis

Ruth Tabancay, Adapting to New Substrates 2.1, 2021, Hand embroidery on

single-use plastics, 32 x 42 x 2 inches, photo by Dana Davis


Catherine Daley is one of 10 sculptors selected for a two-year installation at the Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition - Phase VIII.  The exhibition at the 14-acre park in the heart of Newport Beach, CA, is the widely-beloved outdoor sculpture exhibition at the Newport Beach Civic Center. Each artwork is a unique, finished sculptural work that will be installed in June of 2023 and shown in the park until June of 2025. A public art reception will be held in fall 2023.  For more info:

Catherine Daley, Confluence #102, 2018,

Aluminum, 120 x 23.5 x 84 inches.


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