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PRS NEWS -- October 5, 2023

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!

Barry Beach

PRS Board President

From PRS Newsletter Volunteers

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!

Best wishes,

Your PRS Newsletter Team
Jane Ingram Allen, Editor
Jeff Key, Image Editing
Briona Hendren, Layout

Reminders to PRS members: 



Please apply! The PRS Exhibitions Committee is delighted to announce that the Santa Cruz Art League will be showcasing sculptures of PRS members in a juried exhibition, titled She/They: Pacific Rim Sculptors. The show opens January 19 and closes on February 24, 2024. The Call for Entry closes Tues., Nov. 14, 2023, at 11:59pm. Santa Cruz Art League is located at 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA.

For more info about the Santa Cruz Art League:

Exhibitions Committee is delighted to announce another juried call for PRS members! Please apply to "A Question of Balance" at the Museum of Sonoma County (MSC), Santa Rosa, CA. The exhibition is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2024 - May 26, 2024. Entries opened on Sept. 25, and will close on Fri., Nov. 4, 2023, at 11:59 pm. Museum of Sonoma County is located at 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

Please join our Exhibitions Committee on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 pm. Be involved in finding venues to showcase our 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 (PRS president), Charles Gadeken, Jann Nunn, Briona Hendren, Lynne Todaro.

Kind wishes,

Catherine Daley, Exhibitions Committee Chair


Hello PRS Members! The Communications Committee at their Sept. 25, 2023 meeting discussed the newsletter and has decided to amend a number of the submission policies. We will send a follow up email to our member-base soon with all the information you need to know.

Up next! Look out for updates in the next newsletter about Zoom studio interviews and live visits with PRS members. These visits will also be recorded to be put online. Charles Stinson and Richard Alpert are collabprating on this idea. Please volunteer to help!

If you are interested in helping with the Newsletter, Website, Social Media or other PRS communications, please attend the next meeting of the Communications Committee, to be held Mon., Oct. 23 at 10 am on Zoom. Contact Jane or Briona to receive the Zoom link:

Best Wishes,

Jane Ingram Allen, Chair and Communications Committee Members: Jeff Key, Charles Stinson, Richard Alpert, Lynne Todaro, Briona Hendren, Catherine Daley


Please join us for our quarterly member meet up at SFMOMA on Saturday, November 4th starting at noon. Keep an eye out for the event details in your inbox!

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


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:

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:

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

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:

Jacquelyn Giuffre, Meet the Shoebill Stork, 2023, Cast bronze on marble base, 22 x 12 x 10 inches,

photo by Dana Davis.

Renee Owen

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.

For more info: and

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

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.

For more info: ;

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

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:

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:

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.



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Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors receive a 20% discount when joining the International Sculpture Center, publishers of Sculpture magazine (ISC, Just enter "PRS" as the Chapter Code. The online version of Sculpture magazine is now available at SculptureMagazine.Art, which includes archived issues.

  • Also check out the ISC Website member resources; add photos of your works annually for review by collectors, gallerists, curators, and corporate buyers. 

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