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PRS NEWS -- May 1, 2023

From PRS Newsletter Volunteers

  • As expected, the upcoming tour of environmental sculptures at Oliver Ranch sold out quickly. A wait-list is being collected if you want to register at this link
  • Have you explored the PRS website lately? Check out the changes improving appearance, simplifying navigation, and adding resources of use to PRS members.
  • Faculty members: encourage your students to apply for PRS student membership and to explore its benefits!

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The PRS Exhibitions Committee reported this statement:

Great news! The Exhibitions Committee is excited to announce that the Museum of Sonoma County, located in Santa Rosa, will showcase artwork of Pacific Rim Sculptors January 2024 through May 2024. Details will be announced in FALL 2023. Please stay tuned! Museum of Sonoma County is located at 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (707) 579-1500. See

The exhibition space at the Museum of Sonoma County measures 3,100 square feet.  The space can accommodate artwork up to 16 feet high and offers 220 linear feet of wall space.


The PRS Communications Committee met Monday, April 24, via Zoom. Jane Ingram Allen, Charles Stinson, Jeff Key and Lynne Todaro attended.  Richard Alpert and Brionna Hendren could not attend.  We discussed the Newsletter process and agreed it is working well.  Thanks to all for continuing to send in your news about exhibitions, publications, awards and other news about your latest works and activities in sculpture.  We will be updating you soon on the new improved PRS website and plans for the podcast interviews with PRS members. Members interested in participating in the PRS Communications Committee are welcome to contact Jane Ingram Allen ( and attend the Zoom meetings.  The next meeting of the Communications Committee will be Monday, May 22, at 10:30am via Zoom.  

Thank you to all, 

Jane Ingram Allen

Communications Committee Chair


The PRS Events Committee is excited about the upcoming tour of sculpture at the Oliver Ranch. Tickets for the event rapidly sold out. The Oliver Ranch donates proceeds back to non-profits, so PRS will receive a nice sum to use to support its programming. The event is always popular; if you missed it this year, watch for an opportunity next year! 


Tour SFMOMA on the second Thursday of each month. To meet other PRS members, gather at 4:30 PM on the second floor at the large stairway leading up to the third floor. This is an 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. 


JErry barrish

Jerry Barrish’s sculpture is included in a group exhibition titled Sneaker Wave at M Stark Gallery, 727 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA.  The show is curated by Mariana Stark and runs from April 1 to May 20, 2023.  The gallery is open Saturdays from 11-5, Sundays 11- 4 and Fridays, 4:30 -6 and by appointment.  For more information:

Jerry Barrish, Climate Change Denier, 2021,

assemblage of found materials, 53 x 17.5 x 19 inches.

Jerry Parrish, Climate Change Denier (view 2),

photo by Wilfred J. Jones

Jerry Barrish, Climate Change Denier (view 3).

cheryl coon

Cheryl Coon has work in an exhibition titled Augmented Organics at Firehouse Gallery, Longmont, Colorado, from April 14 to June 3, 2023.  Augmented Organics refers to an enhanced version of natural organisms created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device.  Artists in this exhibition include Cheryl Coon, Eleanor Sabin and Alexandra Christen-Muñoz.  For more information:

Cheryl Coon, Symbiosis, 2023, zip ties, 144" x 144" x 12"

mary curtis ratcliff

The work of Mary Curtis Ratcliff is featured in an exhibition titled The Mary Curtis Ratcliff Group Show at Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland CA.  The show runs May 5 to June 10, 2023, and the Opening Reception is May 6, 4-6 pm.  The Mary Curtis Ratcliff Group Show is an opportunity to view six distinct series: early ribbon sculptures, Goddess figures, cakes, paper dolls, mixed media works on panels, and her recent kinetic sculptures.  The exhibition invites viewers to think about what forms flow across each series; what colors, feelings, and vibrations are shared or distinct in each one?  For more information:

Mary Curtis Ratcliff Group Show Invitation, l to r, Interior Landscape (2022) 44 x 16 x16 inches,

Josephine (1992) 77 x 29 x 22 inches, and Bananas and Cream (1981) 54 x 28 x 28 inches.

jane ingram allen

Jane Ingram Allen is the featured artist for April 2023 on Helen Hiebert’s Podcast titled Paper Talk.  Paper Talk is a monthly podcast featuring selected papermaking artists who are interviewed by Helen Hiebert, artist, author, teacher and papermaker. In this interview Jane talks about her long career as an eco-artist and papermaker doing sculpture installations around the world.  The podcast will be available for free listening at the link below and also available in the Archive as Paper Talk #106. See:

Jane Ingram Allen, "Living Quilt for Sojourner Truth", 2020, 8 feet x 10 feet x 6 feet,

handmade paper, dye, seeds for wildflowers, soil, branches, photo by Timothy S. Allen

Jane Ingram Allen, “Taiwan Site Maps”, 2004, 8 units, each 6 feet x 3 feet, suspended

two-sided installation of handmade paper, thread, acrylics, materials collected in Taiwan,

photo by Timothy S. Allen.

Jane Ingram Allen, Making Handmade paper in her Santa Rosa, CA, studio,

2018, photo by Timothy S. Allen.

lynne todaro

Sculpture by Lynne Todaro was selected for the invitational exhibition Recycled Art WORKS at Felix Kulpa Gallery.  The exhibition features artists who work with reclaimed materials and was curated by Mary Tartaro. The Felix Kulpa Gallery is at 107 Elm St. in downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Dates: May 5 through May 27, 2023. Reception: May 5, 5-8 pm; refreshments will be served. For more information:

Lynn Todaro, Day and Night, 2022, Car hoods and red dye, 56 x 40 x 5 inches.

Joseph slusky

Joseph Slusky has work featured in a two-person exhibition titled Form & Color – Sculptures and Paintings of Joseph Slusky and Katie Hawkinson.  This show celebrates an ongoing dialogue of creating and exhibiting together for twenty-five years. The exhibition is at Catherine Hiersoux Gallery, 437 Colusa Avenue, Berkeley, CA.  Show dates are May 7 – July 30, 2023, and the Opening Reception is Sunday, May 7, 4-7 pm.  There will be a Closing Reception on Sunday, May 7, 4-7 pm. Gallery hours are by appointment; call 510-693-9974.  For more information: and

Joseph Slusky, Hopatcong, 2020, Welded Steel, Acrylic and Polyurethane Paint, 21 x 28 x 18 inches.

Katie Hawkinson, Conversation in Yellow, 2023, Acrylic and Oil Paint on Paper, 51 x 51 inches.


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