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PRS NEWS -- June 1, 2023

From PRS Newsletter Volunteers

  • There are a couple seats left in the rescheduled date for the upcoming tour of environmental sculptures at Oliver Ranch! Register now while they are still available. Join us! Saturday, June 10th Register at this link
  • Faculty members: encourage your students to apply for PRS student membership and to explore its benefits!
  • New members: Reminder to register for your International Sculpture Center (ISC) membership at Concurrent membership is required to maintain PRS membership, as we are a chapter of ISC. Enter "PRS" as the Chapter Code for a 20% discount.

Your PRS Newsletter Volunteers

William Wareham, January 22, 1941 -- April 17, 2023

We are sorry to announce the passing of William "Bill" Wareham, an early and vital member of Pacific Rim Sculptors. His interests in art and other cultures began in childhood and continued through his prolific life. He created two and three dimensional artworks, the latter often from recycled scrap metal. He was the very first Artist in Residence at the San Francisco landfill recycling center, turning junk into fine art.

He was fascinated by and incorporated in his artworks the unpredictable characteristics and reactions of scrap materials, in contrast with the predictability of steel ordered from a supplier. 

His large and small scale works are in institutional and private collections throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, elsewhere in California and in many other states. Bill eventually moved from the Bay Area to a 42-acre former dairy farm near Mount Shasta, populated with his sculptures. A celebration of BIll's life on July 15, 2023 at Lava Rock AIR Sculpture Garden in Montague, California. See for more information. See San Francisco Chronicle obituary at 

Reminders to PRS members: 



The PRS Exhibitions Committee is delighted to announce that the Santa Cruz Art League will be showcasing the sculptures of PRS Women in a juried exhibition in January 2024. Stay tuned for more details with a call-for-art at the beginning of September 2023. Santa Cruz Art League is located at 526 Broadway in Santa Cruz, CA. For more info about the Santa Cruz Art League:

Interested in Exhibitions? Our Exhibitions Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Please email us if you would like to be an active member involved in showcasing members’ best artworks that surprise, impress, resonate, and educate the viewer and community! Our current committee/advisory members: Catherine Daley (Chair) Marguerite Elliot (Committee Vice Chair) Barry Beach, Charles Gadeken, Jann Nunn, Jane Ingram Allen, Briona Hendren, Lynne Todaro.


The Communications Committee met for their monthly meeting via Zoom on Monday, May 22, to discuss the newsletter, website, social media and other communications related items. Members present were Jane Ingram Allen, Charles Stinson, Lynne Todaro, and Briona Hendren. Jeff Key and Richard Alpert were absent.

The Communications Committee still needs more help with social media for PRS. Members interested in social media are asked to volunteer. Contact Lynne Todaro ( or Briona Hendren( if you can help with social media postings for PRS.

One idea brought up at this meeting is, instead of a Podcast, PRS could present online studio visits with members (something like the live studio visits we used to have regularly through the Events Committee). Look for more news on this soon.

The Communications Committee also discussed having a regular online exhibition of works by members of PRS. This could be a non-juried online exhibition where each member would have one work in the exhibition. It could have awards and other benefits for members. Watch for further announcements about this idea.

The next meeting of the Communications Committee will be on June 26, 10 am, via Zoom. Contact Jane Ingram Allen, Chair, at If you are interested in attending this meeting and helping with PRS Communications.

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. There are a few tickets left for the event! 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! 

Interested in volunteering on the Events Committee? Help us connect our PRS community to each other again after years of separation. We need assistance setting up in field trips, meet ups, studio visits and more! Send us an email


Cynthia Handel

Cynthia Handel’s work is included in the group exhibition “Foundry Women” featuring invited women sculptors who worked at the foundry of San Jose State University from 1985 through 2014. The show was curated by Mary Tartaro, Gallery Curator and Director of Felix Kulpa Gallery. The exhibition is at Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. The reception is June 2, 2023, 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Exhibition Dates are June 1 - July 23, 2023. For more info:

Cynthia Handel, Reach, 2014, Cast Aluminum, 48 x 28 x 6 inches.

Cynthia Handel, Grandmother's Cooking, 2020,

cast iron, wood and vintage frame, 28 x 15 x 3 inches.

Barry Beach

Barry Beach has work in the group exhibition “Landscape Perspectives” at Gallery 1337, ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, CA. This exhibition intends to offer a diverse collection of expressions, approaches, and renderings of landscapes from plein air to surreal to abstract and beyond. The show is juried by Kim Eagles-Smith, owner and director of Kim Eagles-Smith Gallery, Mill Valley CA, Exhibition dates are June 2–July 22, 2023. First opening is Friday, June 9, 5-8 pm. Second opening is Friday, July 14, 5-8 pm.

For more info:

Berry Beach, From the Contested Terrain series, 2018,

wood, aluminum, glue, vinyl, moisture barriers, 23 x 23 x 3 inches.

Barry Beach also has work in the group exhibition titled “Pyramid Scheme” at Bass and Reiner Gallery. Bass & Reiner is located in the Minnesota Street Project at 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco, CA. Hours are 12(ish) to 5(ish) Tuesdays through Saturdays. Barry’s work will be up at the gallery from May 6 through June 3, 2023. The concept of the show as explained by the gallery director: “I picked three artists. The week after they install their work, they’ll each pick three more artists. Then those artists will each pick three more artists. It’ll keep going like this until the space collapses under the weight of art or I leave for vacation, whichever comes first. It’s an exercise in community and also a test of it." For more information:

Berry Beach, From the Accumulated Landscape series, 2020,

glue over fir mounted on plywood, 12 x 16 x 3 inches

Rick Crawford

Rick Crawford’s work is included in “Into the Depths”, a group exhibition by members of the Pacific Northwest Sculptors Group. The exhibition will be held at the Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, Oregon, for June 2 – July 30, 2023.

For more info:

Rick Crawford, Shell Fragment Series #15, 2014,

Repurposed Sissoo Rosewood storm damaged timber, turned, carved, oiled.

Base is repurposed old growth Douglas fir, brass rod, 11.5 x 8 x 4.5 inches.

Rick Crawford, The Beachcomber,2011, Repurposed Sissoo Rosewood storm

damaged timber, turned, carved, oiled. Base is repurposed old growth

Douglas fir, brass rod, 58" x 17" x12"

Jerry Barrish

Jerry Barrish has work in the group show “Artists/Curators” at Epperson Gallery’s Main Gallery. The exhibition features 10 artists who are also curators: Natalie Nelson, Jerry Barrish, Cameron Brian, TaVee McAllister Lee, Philip Linhares, Christine Ferrouge, Ian Bassett, Ruth Santee, Suzanne M. Long, Mary Catherine Bassett. The show runs May 5 – June 25, 2023, and is curated by Suzanne M. Long. For more information: 

Jerry Barrish, Joan and Donald (detail), 2023, assemblage found and painted materials,

55 x 14 x 14 inches, photo by TaVee McAllister Lee.

Jerry Barrish, Weary Horse and Rider, 2021, assemblage found and painted materials,

354 x 41 x 16 inches, photo by TaVee McAllister Lee.

jane ingram allen

Jane Ingram Allen's article titled "Papermaking Around the World" will be published in the Summer 2023 issue of FIBER ART NOW magazine. This magazine of contemporary fiber art is published four times a year, and the Summer 2023 issue, available in July, will focus on Paper Art. Jane's article features her work as an artist-in-residence in 5 selected countries around the world, creating her handmade paper art installations and sculptures from local plant fibers that she collects and prepares in each place. This article talks about her residencies in Costa Rica - 2023, Turkey - 2015, Indonesia (Bali) - 2010, Tanzania - 2009, and Taiwan - 2004.

For more info:

Jane Ingram Allen showing panel of handmade paper art she created

at her January-February 2023 residency in Uvita, Costa Rica, for a dance

performance collaboration with choreographer/dancer Marie M'Ayala Saurat,

photo by Timothy S. Allen.

Jane Ingram Allen and helpers pouring big sheet of handmade paper at Tanzania artist in residency,

Warm Heart Art Tanzania, Arusha, Tanzania, 2008, photo by Timothy S. Allen.

Museum Director and staff hanging Jane Ingram Allen's Izmir Site Map, 2015,

in the gallery of the Museum of Paper and Book Arts, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey,

created during her Fulbright Specialist residency Nov. - Dec. 2015,

photo by Timothy S. Allen.

lynne todaro

Lynne Todaro has work in the exhibition titled “Transformed by Fire: The Foundry Women of SJSU”. This invitational exhibition includes art by women who created art at the San Jose State University Foundry over the last four decades. Pacific Rim Sculptors Lynn Dau, Cynthia Handel, and Lynne Todaro are part of the group. Indoor and outdoor metal sculpture will be shown at Felix Kulpa Gallery. The show is curated by Mary Tartaro, and dates for the exhibition are June 2-30, 2023. Reception is Friday, June 2, 5-8 pm. Felix Kulpa Gallery, is at 107 Elm St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060. For more info:

Lynne Todaro, Tool Chest Trilogy (detail), Cast Iron on wood support.

Lynne Todaro, Vanitiki, Cast iron and cast bronze, welded, with patinas. 35 x15 x 15 inches..

Barbara M. Berk

Barbara M. Berk’s sculptures “Round & Round” and “The Wave” are exhibited in “On A Clear Day” a group exhibition at Gallery House in Palo Alto, CA, that continues through June 25, 2023. The Second Friday reception scheduled for June 9, 2023 from 5 – 7pm will celebrate Gallery House’s 65th Anniversary. “Round & Round” (wall) and “The Wave” (pedestal) are created with crescents of bobbin lace made by hand with multiple strands of stainless steel wire. For more info:

Barbara M. Beck, Installation View "On a Clear Day", 2023, crescents of bobbin lace

created by hand with multiple strands of stainless steel wire.

Barbara M. Beck, Round & Round, 2023, stainless steel, wall-mounted, 11 x 9.5 x 8 inches.

Barbara M. Beck, The Wave, 2023, stainless steel, pedestal-supported, 8 x 20 x 4.25 inches.  


  • Jane Ingram Allen, copy editing

  • Charles Stinson & Briona Hendren, page layout

  • Jeff Key, photo editing



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