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PRS NEWS -- December 4, 2023

From the President

Happy Holidays members-

As we enter a new year, please consider volunteering on a committee or the board. We need more member involvement as a volunteer-run organization.

The exhibitions committee needs more help finding the exhibit opportunities we love participating in. And the communications committee needs help getting the monthly newsletter out. Many hands make little work.

Also - please donate to our annual fund drive Your funds permit us to continue offering exhibition opportunities, member meetups, and administrative support!

It was great seeing SFMOMA with the members who joined us on the 11/4 meetup.

Last thing- we need to increase our membership fees for the first time since 2017. For the Regular Membership level, annual fees will increase by $10. Beginning 1/1/24 on your next billing cycle your new membership fee will be $50/annually. Thank you for your support and membership, and wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

Barry Beach

President, Board of Directors

PRS members at SFMOMA

Reminders to PRS members: 



Wow! What a great turnout for Exhibitions! We had 31 artists, many with multiple entries, submit artwork for "She/They: Pacific Rim Sculptors" at the Santa Cruz Art League. Artist notifications go out December 5, 2023. Be sure to check your spam filters, and mark your calendars for the First Friday Reception: February 2, 6 - 8 pm. 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:

A stunning 79 artists entered submissions for "A Question of Balance" at the Museum of Sonoma County! Exhibition dates are January 27- May 26, 2024. Artist notification: December 21, 2023. Again, please check your spam filters, and mark your calendars for the Artist Reception on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 3 -5 pm. The museum is located at 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. Due to our Exhibitions Team efforts, PRS has welcomed many new members. Go PRS!

For more info:

Would you like to help orchestrate showcases for 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 has no news to report for this newsletter. More volunteers are needed to help with the monthly newsletter, the website, social media and other communications needs including video for PRS. Contact:


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


Dave Kwinter

Dave Kwinter has his work featured in the publication, American Artwork 2024. American Artwork is a curated, online galley and an annual published review of new painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramic, woodwork, photography and prints."

For more info:

"Two Canes." 2020, assemblage sculpture, 50 x 28 x 11 inches.

This piece's major structural components are two trays, two picture frames, a dish rack, a diamond-shaped 9-ball billiards rack and, of course, two canes. Among other items, this assemblage also includes a banana (in the upper left, rear), a train whistle, a back scratcher, two ducks, one goose, two snakes, a toucan, a giraffe, a mousetrap, a zipper, and a trombone kazoo. The sculpture is topped by a molinillo (Mexican wooden whisk) that was solicited from and donated by the artist's girlfriend's sister.

Susannah Israel

Susannah Israel’s work is included in the Exhibition REVEAL, Recent Acquisitions at the American Museum of Ceramic Art. The exhibition showcases a remarkable variety of ceramics that AMOCA has recently acquired for its permanent collection. Juried by Kathy King, the exhibit reveals previously unseen works from a diverse range of form, styles, and techniques, highlighting contemporary movements in ceramic art. The show runs Oct 28, 2023 – July 21, 2024, at AMOCA, 399 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767, Tel: 909-865-3146.

For more info:

SOLACE, installation view at AMOCA; 2011; Terracotta, wood, steel; 27 x 24 x 7 inches.

Created while AIR at Black Bean Studios, San Jose, 2011-2012. My residency was generously

sponsored by Mission Clay Art & Industry; photo courtesy of Aida Nicole Cantu Lugo.

Solace (detail of face).

Solace (work in progress) at Black Bean Studios, San Jose.

Richard H. Alpert

Richard H. Alpert is one of 54 selected artists worldwide featured in the newest print edition of Al-Tiba9 Magazine ISSUE14, published November 2023. This issue includes works from Alpert's Primary Traces series. Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art Magazine reflects modern society and its environment through the works of experimental contemporary artists showcased for their innovation and vision.

The magazine features artists from around the world who embody in their work a spirit of inspired forward-thinking and vision, provoking conversation and action. Al-Tiba9 is proud to have a cultural partnership with one of the world's most influential contemporary art fairs ARTSLIBRIS Barcelona, ARCOmadrid, and ARCOlisboa. The magazine will be showcased as a limited edition ArtBook in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, and distributed worldwide. The ISSUES are also recommended for the Doctoral degree in Design at Japan's TAMA Art University.

For more info:

Al-Tiba9 ISSUE14 cover.

Richard H. Alpert in his studio.

Male Mind, 2020, Steel wire, synthetic rubber, 7.5 x 11 x 7.5 inches.

Jane Ingram Allen

The collaborative installation artwork of PRS member Jane Ingram Allen and Jami Taback is included in an exhibition in Taiwan titled Water Says, curated by Iris Hung, at Live Forever Foundation Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan, Dec. 1, 2023, to March 2, 2024. Allen and Taback are in Taiwan from Nov. 23 - Dec. 4, 2023 for the site-specific installation of their work that involves hand papermaking and printmaking and includes 36 panels suspended from the ceiling in the gallery filled with natural light.

The installation extends the dialog about water and climate change internationally, and this site specific presentation titled “In deep Water - We’re in This Together” emphasizes the global problems related to water. These photos show the two artists working with the Taiwanese installation team in Taichung to complete the installation for the exhibition opening reception on Dec. 2, 2023, 3-5pm at Live Forever Foundation, Taichung, Tawian.

For more info:

Jane Ingram Allen, installation in progress view of Water Says, in Taichung, Taiwan.

Photo by Timothy S Allen.

Jane Ingram Allen, installation in progress view of Water Says, in Taichung, Taiwan.

Photo by Timothy S Allen.

Jane Ingram Allen, installation in progress view of Water Says, in Taichung, Taiwan.

Photo by Timothy S Allen.



  • Volunteer in several ways:  Apply to be on the Board of Directors (email; help organize events (email; help coordinate exhibitions (email; help with the newsletter and website (email; 
  • A call for news items goes out the 15th of each month. 
  • Help build the PRS network that allows sculptors to connect with each other; Invite your sculptor colleagues to join!
  • PRS is a volunteer-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization; to report your donation for tax purposes: EIN # 81-0919806.
  • Join the PRS google group so you can send and receive messages from other members:  Email to request to join. We will add you to the list. You will then receive messages sent to our group email list ( ). A moderator screens for spam to ensure appropriate use. As a member of the group you can easily send announcements or questions to the group. 
  • Sign up for the PRS Facebook page by visiting this link and clicking on the "Join Group" button. A PRS moderator will authorize your request, usually within 1-2 workdays. Then start posting! 


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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