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PRS NEWS -- November 8, 2023

From the President

PRS was well-represented at the International Sculpture Center Conference this year, held in Jersey City, NJ. Three board members Catherine Daley, Eileen Fitz-Faulkner & I attended, as well as several members. Catherine and I shared artwork from PRS members at an affiliate group panel discussion. Visiting the Grounds for Sculpture, a 42-acre sculpture garden, and participating in an aluminum pour were among the highlights of the conference.

Barry Beach

PRS Board President

Barry and Catherine at ISC Affiliate Panel Discussion

Aluminum Pour workshop at Grounds for Sculpture

Reminders to PRS members: 



There is still time to apply to "She/They: Pacific Rim Sculptors" at the Santa Cruz Art League. The call closes Tues., Nov. 14, 2023, at 11:59 pm. Be sure to log into your PRS account to apply for this exhibition, open to PRS members who identify as "she" or "they". The show opens Jan. 19 and closes on Feb. 24, 2024. Santa Cruz Art League is located at 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA. For more info:

Deadline extended! We heard from YOU, and the deadline for "A Question of Balance" at the Museum of Sonoma County (MSC) has been extended from Friday, November 3, at 11:59 pm, to Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023, at 11:59 pm. Please log into your PRS account first. The exhibition is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2024 - May 26, 2024. Artists Notified on Thursday, December 21, 2023. Museum of Sonoma County is located at 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. For more info:

Please note our schedule change due to the holidays. Exhibitions Committee will meet on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 7 pm. Would you like to help develop venues to showcase PRS? We would love to have you! Please email us! 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


The Communications Committee is seeking a new Newsletter Editor and Committee Chair, as Jane Ingram Allen is resigning from the Board of PRS and her duties as Communications Committee Chair and Newsletter Editor. Jane will continue editing the Newsletter text through the end of 2023 to ease the transition. Please contact the President of PRS, Barry Beach, to volunteer or to help with PRS Communications. Jane says, “It has been a pleasure working for PRS for the past two years in these positions, and I am looking forward to devoting more time to my art, as well as curating and writing.”

The present Communications Committee Volunteers are Jeff Key, Charles Stinson, Lynne Todaro and Richard Alpert. Any PRS members who wish to volunteer are always welcome to the monthly Zoom meetings.

For more information and to volunteer, contact

Best wishes,

Jane Ingram Allen


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


Susannah Israel

Susannah Israel has been selected as an Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, for 3 months, November 2023 - January 2024.

She says, “I am honored and excited to be accepted to the AIR Program at Kala Art Institute for the upcoming session. This gives me a space and place to complete the ASPHALT & HONEY project I began in 2022. I will be composing and printing large background images to create the environment for the figures. Kala's beautiful, spacious gallery also provides a site for public access, which has been a major challenge. Last and perhaps most exciting, I will be able to engage with an international community of exceptional artists, many of whom share my focus on justice work.”

For more info:

Susannah Israel, ASPHALT: La música, installation view

Susannah Israel, HONEY: 4 Wild Honey figures

Susannah Israel, Asphalt & Honey figures, installation view

Dale Eastman

Dale Eastman has a s solo exhibition titled Intimate Entanglements at Gallery Route One, Project Space, Point Reyes Station, CA, Oct. 28 - Dec. 30, 2023. About the show, Eastman says, “The exhibition consists of artworks using natural and technological materials casting the Environment in a larger, more complex and more alive way, something with which we can all feel we are necessarily and intimately entangled. Each piece is a reminder that we are not alone, not disconnected, and any barriers we feel between biological and technological are of our own making.”

For more info about the exhibition:

For more work by Dale Eastman:

Dale Eastman, Ceding the Self, 2023, Computer capacitors, wire mesh, adhesive, ceramic stand, metal collar,

16 x 6 x 9 inches.

Dale Eastman, Necessary Entanglement, 2023, Grapevine wood, computer capacitors, adhesive, metal stand,

40 x 79 x 30 inches.

Dale Eastman, The Wise One, 2023, Grapevine wood, computer capacitors, wire mesh, adhesive,

moth cocoons, linen thread, metal collar and metal stand, 60 x 40 x 20 inches.

Mohammad Ranjbarsadeghi

Mohammad Ranjbarsadeghi’s work was in the juried exhibition FINDING THE FORM- Bay Area Sculpture, at Sausalito Center of the Arts, Sausalito, CA. Artists in this exhibition explore the profound connection between form and meaning, reminding us all of the limitless potential of human imagination. Through different approaches and diverse materials, an unexpected aesthetic realm is imbued into each piece, giving it the form to tell a unique story.

For more info:

Longevity, 2019, Ceramic Can with Glaze, 3.5 x 8 x 6.5 inches.

Memorable Sense, 2022, Ceramic with Glazed Horse Head, 20.5 x 9.5 x 6 inches, with pedestal 60 x 12 x 12 inches.

The Other Piece, 2016, Rusted Steel Horse, 10.5 x 3 x 13 inches with Pedestal 12 x 4 x 13 inches.

Jacquelyn Giuffre

Jacquelyn Giuffre’s work in the exhibition titled Art and the Animal, 63rd Annual Members Exhibition, was chosen as the Winner of the President's Artistic Achievement Award for 3D sculpture, at the Stifel Art Center, Wheeling WV. The exhibition will be on tour through Sep. 2, 2024.

For more info:

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

photo by Dana Davis. 

Jacquelyn Giuffre, Meet the Shoebill Stork (other view), photo by Dana Davis.

Cheryl Coon

Cheryl Coon has work in the Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, 37th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition Public Market, Emeryville, CA, Oct. 7 - 29, 2023. The exhibition features the work of 126 artists living and working in Emeryville. Kathleen Hanna is the Curator, and Jurors are Emilee Enders, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek; and Jan Watten, Founder and Curator, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland.

For more info:

Cheryl Coon, Cyclotellas Estrellas, 2023, Wall installation: zip ties & LED lights, 144 x 96 x 14 inches.

Cheryl Coon also has work in the exhibition titled tiny at Studio Gallery, San Francisco, Nov. 3 - Dec. 23, 2023. Receptions are Sunday, November 5, 12-6 pm, and 20th Anniversary: Sunday, December 3, 12-6 pm.

For more info:

Cheryl Coon, Swimming, 2023, clay, watercolor, 6 x 6 x 4 inches.

Zahava Sherez

Zahava Sherez is participating in Humanity Day, an online event on October 28, 2023. The event called I Am Humanity is celebrating Humanity with various artists and speakers.

For info:

InBodied Light Project, a project about Humanity as One Race. Includes 50 sculptures

from 2-7 feet tall, Medium: resin, mixed media, bronze.

Zahava Sherez also has work in an exhibition titled Meet the Artists. This is a two-artist show with Laura Villanueva, Painter, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX, and ZaHaVa Sherez, Sculptor, in Chapala, Jalisco, MX.

InBodied Light Project Poster, The InBodied Light project has been created during the years 2017 through 2023. It has been traveling the world to various locations in the US, Mexico, London Art Biennale 2023, China, and more.

Jane Ingram Allen

Jane Ingram Allen has work in this year’s WEAD (Women Eco Artists Dialog) Member’s Exhibition titled “Kinship with Birds in Flight and Plight”  juried by WEAD member and artist Jane Kim. The juror selected 31 works for the online exhibition which opens Oct. 15, 2023, and closes Jan. 31, 2024. Online presentations by the artists were on Nov. 2, 2023.

To view the exhibition:

For more information:

Jane Ingram Allen, Endangered Birds of Peddock’s Island, 2017, handmade paper created from invasive plants depicting

endangered birds of Peddock’s Island, with fiber, thread, and other materials collected on Boston Harbor Islands

during artist-in-residency, 48 x 72 x 2 inches, photo by Timothy S. Allen.

Jane Ingram Allen, Endangered Birds of Peddock’s Island (detail), photo by Timothy S. Allen.

Jane Ingram Allen is also included in the Fall 2023 SURFACE DESIGN JOUNAL as the winner of the 2023 Educator Grant from Surface Design Association, an international association encouraging creativity and innovation in fiber art and design. Jane’s grant provided funds to build a large papermaking mold that can fold for traveling and be used in workshops she teaches.

For more info:

(Scroll down to see article about 2023 grant winners.)

View of Jane’s 74” x 36” foldable, travel-ready hand papermaking mold and deckle, showing the mold in use

at the Summer 2023 papermaking workshop Jane taught at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR,

photo by Timothy S. Allen.

Finished sheet of handmade paper, 74" x 36", created in hand papermaking workshop taught by Jane Ingram Allen,

Summer 2023, at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, OR, photo by Timothy S. Allen.

Pamela Merory Dernham

Pamela Merory Dernham’s work is in the exhibition titled Neo-Modernism in Palm Springs, CA.

James Bacchi Contemporary presents “NEO-MODERNISM” at Palm Springs Modernism Fall Show, an exhibition of retro-inspired contemporary works. This group show is curated by James Bacchi and is on view Oct. 20 – 22, 2023. The exhibition is at Palm Springs Convention 2023 Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs CA 92262.

Pamela Merory Dernham, Hide and Seek, 2023. Painted steel wire on panel, 23 x 27 x 2 inches,

photo by D. J. Jones.

Pamela Merory Dernham also has work in the National Association of Women Artists New Members Exhibition in the Rockwell Gallery at the Salmagundi Club, Inc., 47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003, and online at The exhibition runs Nov. 6 – Dec. 8, 2023; Induction Ceremony and Reception is Nov. 9, 2023, 10am- 12:30pm. The National Association of Women Artists, the first women’s fine art organization in the country, is a vibrant community of professional women artists that strives to support its members and women artists at large through exhibitions, programs and education.

Pamela Merory Dernham, Inside My Head 1, 2023, painted steel wire on wood panel,

17 x 12 x 2 inches, photo by D. J Jones.

Joseph Slusky

Joseph Slusky’s solo exhibition titled Joseph Slusky - California Dreaming: Sketches - Drawings - Sculptures is on view at Sammlung Farbenlehre (University Color Education Center Gallery) Technical University, Dresden, Germany, Oct. 19, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024.

Joseph Slusky, Elongata, 2022, steel & acrylic lacquer paint, 27 x 18 x 13 inches,

photo by George Post.

Joseph Slusky, Calliope, Announcement image: Picture of the artist on outdoor sculpture at the Berkeley Marina,

photo by Erik Butler.

Joseph Slusky, Newsworthy-4, 2006, Mixed Media Drawing on Newspaper,

14 x 22 inches.

Catherine Daley

Catherine Daley, PRS Vice President, is delighted to announce the purchase of "Aurora III" for the Permanent Collection and Exhibition at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA. Inspired by nature, Aurora III alludes to the Aurora Borealis’ curtain of light while loosely referencing a riverine shape. It plays with the ideas of musical scales or chimes, juxtaposed to elements in nature: water, wind, light and ice. The sculpture, composed of plexiglass, aluminum, stainless steel, and powder-coated steel, is installed in the outdoor Sculpture Garden. The special event "Northern Lights" will feature illuminations of the garden and its artworks from November 17, 2023 to January 16, 2024. The event is free and open from dusk to 9:30 pm. The Sculpture Garden is at the LBC, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

For more info:

Catherine Daley, Aurora III, with lighting, 96 x 30 x 75 inches.

Catherine Daley, Aurora III, at dusk.

Emil Yanos

Emil Yanos has work in the juried exhibition titled Natural Elements. The show facilitates an exploration of the intrinsic connection between art and the wonders of the natural world. Artists from all art practices were invited to submit artworks that embody natural elements in materiality and conceptual interpretation. Marianne McGrath was the Juror. The exhibition is at Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite #100, Roseville, CA 95678, and runs Dec. 2, 2023 - Jan. 13, 2024. The Opening Reception is Dec. 16, 2023.

Emil Yanos, Rumble, 2022, Ceramic wall sculpture, 7.25 x 14.25 x 1.375 inches. Strips of clay standing on end to create a geologic effect.

Underglazes help to define texture and movement, fired to cone 5.

Emil Yanos, Tempest I, 2022, Ceramic wall sculpture, thrown and altered, 15 x 15 x 2.75. Bits of clay adhered to the piece add

contrast to the carved and inlaid surface. Glazes, engobes & underglazes fired to cone 5. Cold finished with acrylic gesso.

Emil Yanos also has work in the exhibition titled The Small Works Exhibit at the Gallery 1337, 1337 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA. Exhibition runs November 18, 2023–January 20, 2024. Two receptions and art walk dates: December 8 and January 12, 5–8pm.

This dynamic showcase will feature over 80 unique artworks Juror: Eleanor Harwood, Owner and Director. This annual offering of quality fine-art to holiday shoppers and the art-loving public.

Emil Yanos, RetroActivity, Ceramic wall sculpture, thrown and altered, 15 x 15 x 2.75.



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