From the President
I hope you’re having a lovely start to your fall. I love the cooler weather for working in my studio.
Fall is a great time to get involved with PRS activities. We need both committee and board members. The communications committee works to share your exhibition news in the newsletter and online (communications), and the exhibitions committee finds and organizes exhibition opportunities. Please consider giving back to PRS - you will receive more than you give in networking and meeting fellow sculptors.
I will be attending the 2023 International Sculpture Conference in Jersey City in October and speaking on a panel about PRS! I will share some of my experiences in the November newsletter.
Keep on making!
PRS Board President
It’s October already, and Fall is in the air with cooler temperatures and many new art activities by PRS members. Thanks to everyone for your news items, and a big thank you to all the volunteers who make this newsletter happen each month.
Hope to see your News in next month’s newsletter!
Your PRS Newsletter Team
Jane Ingram Allen, Editor
Jeff Key, Image Editing
Briona Hendren, Layout
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BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATES
The DeYoung Open
Pacific Rim Sculptors is proud to announce that two of our members have been selected to exhibit in The DeYoung Open, a juried Bay Area exhibition, at the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 30, 2023 - Jan. 7, 2024.
The second triennial of this juried community art exhibition features submissions by artists from the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma. Artworks on display are hung in a traditional "salon style".
A big congratulations PRS Members Elizabeth Medrano and Jerry Barrish for this amazing achievement and recognition!
For more info: https://www.famsf.org/exhibitions/de-young-open-2023
Elizabeth Medrano, Floating Roots, 2023, Acrylic on board, 51 x 39 inches.
Jerry Barrish, Rescue(d) Dog, 2021, assemblage found materials, 14.5 x 17 x 14 inches, photo by Wilfred J. Jones.
Finding the Form - Bay Area Sculpture
Pacific Rim Sculptors has a record number of displayed members in a singular open juried exhibition!
Finding the Form - Bay Area Sculpture at Sausalito Center for The Arts, Sausalito, CA. The curated group show features work by 36 Bay Area Sculptors runs from Sept. 15th - Oct. 8, 2023. Closing reception is Oct. 8, 2 - 4 pm.
Of the 36 Bay Area artists selected for this exhibition 14 of them are PRS members!
Congratulations to Annette GoodFriend, Barbara Berk, Barry Beach, Catherine Merrill, Charles Stinson, Cheryl Coon, Jan Blythe, Jane B Grimm,
Jeff Owen, Marguerite Elliot, Mohammad Ranjbar Sadaghi, Rene Dayan-Whitehead, Richard Alpert, and ZaHaVa Sherez!
Pictured below are two of the represented PRS members, Cheryl Coon and Jan Blythe.
For more info: https://www.sausalitocenterforthearts.org/finding
Cheryl Coon, Symbiosis; 2023; zip ties, fiber, steel, aluminum, plastic, nylon; approx. 120 x 144 x 24 inches.
Jan Blythe, Mellow Yellow 1, Deconstructed mops, thread and Styrofoam. 34 x 34 x 17 inches.
Jan Blythe, Striped Pyramid, Foam board, cardboard and industrial tape. 104 x 32 x 32 inches.
Jacquelyn Giuffre has work in the Society of Animal Artists 63rd Annual Members Exhibition opening at the Stifel Fine Art Center, Wheeling WV, Aug. 12 - Oct. 29, 2023. The exhibition tour dates are: Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ, Nov. 18, 2023 - Feb. 10, 2024; Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum, Logan, KS, March 1 -May 27, 2024; Chicago Academy of Sciences, Chicago, IL, June 15 - Sept.2, 2024. The Society of Animal Artists is an association of painters and sculptors working in the genre of animal art and has 500 members from 25 countries.
For more info: www.societyofanimalartists.com
Jacquelyn Giuffre, Meet the Shoebill Stork, 2023, Cast bronze on marble base, 22 x 12 x 10 inches,
photo by Dana Davis.
Renee Owen has two new sculptures in the juried exhibition titled 19th Annual Wabi Sabi Exhibition at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA, Sept. 5 - Oct. 12, 2023. Jurors were Suzie Buchholz & Yoshi Tome for this mixed media exhibition, including sculpture. The show highlights the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi, nature and impermanence. Gallery Hours: T-St (10-2); last Fri of ea. month (11-2); or by appointment, 415-388-4331.
Renee Owen, The Nameless & the Named (Adrift Series); 2023; Wirework, weaving, papermaking, casting; 28 x 28 x 4 inches;
photo by Bob Stender, Tibadabo Photography.
Renee Owen, Flight of the Farsaken (Adrift Series); 2023; Feltwork, embroidery, quillwork; 19 x 30 x 17 inches;
photo by Bob Stender, Tibadabo Photography.
Jane Ingram Allen will exhibit an installation titled In Deep Water - We're All in This Together at Live Forever Foundation’s Vital Space Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan, Dec. 2, 2023 - April 2, 2024. This installation is a collaboration with printmaker Jami Taback. The Taiwan exhibition of In Deep Water is part of a group show titled Water Says curated by independent curator Iris (Ping-chi) Hung). Jane and Jami will travel to Taiwan for the site-specific installation Nov. 23 – Dec. 4, 2023. Opening/Gallery Talk, Dec. 2, 2023; workshop, Dec. 3, 2023.
Jane Ingram Allen, In Deep Water (detail); 2021-2023; 36 panels of handmade paper, thread, printmaking,
each approx.. 20 x 120 inches; photo by Timothy S. Allen.
Jane Ingram Allen, In Deep Water, 2021-23, Process photo showing burning technique on the handmade paper,
photo by Timothy S. Allen.
Jane Ingram Allen, In Deep Water (detail 2), photo by Timothy S. Allen.
Cheryl Coon has work in the group exhibition titled 50-50 ; invited artists make 50 small works in 50 days. The show is at Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, Sept. 10 - Oct. 1, 2023. It was juried by Marianna Stark of M Stark Gallery. For more info: http://www.sanchezartcenter.org/
Cheryl Coon, Fungi 5050 17, 2023, series of symbiotic fungi
Barbara Berk and Joseph Slusky
PRS Members Barbara Berk and Joseph Slusky have works included in the exhibition titled The Flame Within: Metal Artistry Unleashed. This biennial members' exhibition is a collaboration of the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco, the Northern California Enamel Guild & ACCI Gallery. This group exhibition "showcases jewelry, sculpture, conceptual pieces and works that explore every aspect of metal"; Exhibition hosted at the ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Oct. 8 - Nov. 12, 2023. Opening is Oct. 16, 2023, 4 - 6pm.
For more info: https://www.accigallery.com/theflamewithin.html
Barbara Berk, Round & Round, 2023; stainless Steel &resin with wire bobbin lace; 11 x 9.5 x 8 inches.
Barbara Berk, The Wave, 2023, stainless steel & resin with wire bobbin lace, 8 x 20 x 4 inches.
Barbara Berk, The Wave (detail).
Joseph Slusky, Cafifi; 2020; Steel, Acrylic and Polyurethane paint; 13 x 17 x 10 inches.
MEMBERSHIP & PARTICIPATION
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Also check out the ISC Website Sculpture.org member resources; add photos of your works annually for review by collectors, gallerists, curators, and corporate buyers.