The upcoming tour of environmental sculptures at Oliver Ranch is an opportunity not to be missed, and registration is sharply limited; register now at this link. The above image from inside the amazing tower was taken at a prior PRS visit to the Oliver Ranch.
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Reminders to PRS members:
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.
Susannah Israel will be the Inaugural Artist in Residence at Oregon Coast School of Art, in April 2023. She will spend the month next to the Umpqua River in Gardiner, Oregon, exploring and making work in response to her surroundings. Of particular interest to the artist is the stark contrast between her home in post-industrial east Oakland and the small community of Gardner (population 50), which she expects will offer new direction and ideas for her work. Director Emily Free Wilson and Susannah Israel met at Archie Bray in the summer of 2002 and have maintained ties across decades. They will celebrate being back in the studio together with a free workshop "Wild & Free" offered to the community April 15-16th. The workshop will emphasize collaboration and creative exchange. For more information: OregonCoastSchoolofArt.org/classes/free-spring-workshop/
Left, Emily Free Wilson; right, Susannah Israel.
Poster for the OCSA workshop "WIld & Free" April 15 - 16 2023
Susannah Israel demonstrating her art in SF
Emily Free Wilson at the OCSA studio
Sheila Ghidini will have a solo exhibit of drawings and sculpture titled What Is Not and That Which Is at Pastine Projects, San Francisco, CA, April 7-May 6, 2023. The show includes a series of sculptural wall works which utilize found furniture and chairs as their material. In this case, found chairs are reconfigured, with their real and illusionary cast shadows drawn on the wall. Thread and map pins extend the forms. For more information: SheilaGhidiniProjectSpace.com
Sheila Ghidini, "Incantation", 2023, found chair reconfigured with
graphite and chalk drawn illusionary and real cast shadows
on the wall, 32 x 38 x 6 inches.
Sheila Ghidini, "Transparency of Shadows", 2023, reconfigured
found wood chair with graphite and chalk drawn cast shadows,
38 x 12 x 7 inches
Sheila Ghidini, "White Spaces", 2022, sculpture constructed of
found wood furniture on casters, 62 x 12 x 10 inches
Rick Crawford will participate in “Le Grand Atelier”, the French international artists’ collaboration event which is supported by AFTAB, the French association of woodturners, and held in the charming 16th century village of Aiguines. It runs from June 25 to July 2, 2023, and this will be Rick’s third time participating there, and his eleventh time overall worldwide. Watch the "Chorus" video on their website. Rick says, “I felt very honored when I was asked to narrate it. These events will make an impact on your future art.” See the link at: le-grand-atelier.fr
Rick Crawford, in design discussion with some of the artists.
Photo by AFTAB.
Rick Crawford, discussing project design with a paper maker. Photo by AFTAB.
Rick Crawford, group photo of 2017 participants. Photo by AFTAB.
Jane Ingram Allen received an Educator Grant from the Surface Design Association to help with making new equipment for teaching workshops in papermaking art, and in particular to make a large size papermaking mold and deckle for teaching her workshops at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, August 5-6, 2023, in Oregon. The papermaking equipment will be constructed by Jane to fit into a normal car so she can use it for other workshops teaching how to make really BIG handmade paper. For more information about Jane’s papermaking art workshops and her artworks: JaneIngramAllen.wordpress.com and JIAclasses.wordpress.com
Making Big Paper at Jane Ingram Allen EXTREME Papermaking
Workshop in May 2022, photo by Timothy S. Allen.
EXTREME Papermaking workshop with Jane Ingram Allen
in April 2022, photo by Timothy S. Allen.
Zahava Sherez is having a solo show titled Luz InCorporada / InBodied Light to kick off a world tour for her "InBodied Light" project, with fifty sculptures carrying the message of unity, equality, human rights, and compassion. Zahava has been officially invited by the Cuban government to have a 6-week exhibit in the Museum of Colonial Art across the street from Havana’s main cathedral in the center of the old town. The exhibition is curated by Lisset Alonso Compte, Havana and Rodrigo Arciniega, Mexico City. Opening reception is May 19, 2023; artist talk is May 25, 2023. For more information: LaHabana.com/guide/museo-de-arte-colonial
Zahava Sherez, "InBodied Light", image of official poster and banner traveling with the exhibit.
Bronze, resin, pigments, mixed media, light; 2-7 feet tall.
Zahava Sherez, "Being 13", 2021, Resin, pigments, mixed media, light;
22 x 3 x 3 inches; photo: Carlos Diaz Corona, Guadalajara, MX.
Zahava Sherez, "Being 2", 2018, Resin, pigments, mixed media, light;
24 x 3 x 3 inches; photo: Phil Cohen, Oakland, CA
Zahava Sherez did a live interview online about her work “InBodied Light” with Felipe Zurita Quintana, Marketing Director, Charter for Compassion, on February 23, 2023. The interview begins at minute 9:37 on this link: Instagram.com/tv/CqJIWjkgAMF/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
charles H. stinson
Two of Charles Stinson's bronze sculptures will be in the show Third Generation: The Bay Area Figurative Movement Today, co-curated by Susan R. Kirshenbaum and Catherine Merrill. The curators state,
Also in the show are works by Joseph Abbati, Jane Fisher, Madelyn Covey, Susan R. Kirshenbaum, Catherine Merrill, Diane Olivier, Fernando Reyes, Randall Sexton, and May Shei. The exhibition opens April 4 and continues through 26, 2023, at The San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Opening Reception is 2-4 PM Saturday, April 8, 2023. More information: sfwagallery.square.site/shop/bay-area-figurative-movement-today/233
Charles H. Stinson, "Pleurant #1", 2023, cast bronze, 7 x 12 x 7 inches
Charles H. Stinson, "Ganda Bherundasana", 1999, cast bronze, 15 x 15 x 7.5 inches
Charles adds, "Remember what you were doing when the Covid shutdown was announced? I had just finished installing pieces in the Mission College Vargus Gallery show Bamboo & Haiku, curated by Dotti Cichone. The opening reception was cancelled and gallery doors were locked with the pieces inside for a year. A new article describes the show and photos from the exhibition are at this link, including my "Device for Splitting Particles", which is featured as the header image."
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