From the President
I hope 2024 is a healthy and happy year for you, despite the challenges in the world. We, artists, have a way of finding inspiration in the every day and refreshing our point of view.
We are proud about the two PRS member exhibitions that opened in Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz. Be sure to check them out!
To our new and existing members- please consider joining the amazing group of member volunteers in the stellar communications committee who organize our newsletter. OR - help the amazing exhibitions committee continue to find and organize exhibitions. Many hands make little work - and working with artists is joyful work.
I look forward to seeing you in the gallery or a studio soon!
President, PRS Board of Trustees
Reminders to PRS members:
BOARD COMMITTEE UPDATES
Mary Curtis Ratcliff is in the exhibition COUPLET PAIR REBUS: The Principle of Cause and Effect in Art at the University Museum and Art Gallery located in the University of Hong Kong. This exhibition explores the interplay of causality in art in multiple ways. From poem to poem, COUPLET presents itself as a place for reading, as a space of resonances. PAIR is dedicated to balance and symmetry. Here, pairs of artworks form a three-dimensional equilibrium. REBUS presents itself as a space of associations, forming a network of content-related references.
For more information: https://www.umag.hku.hk/exhibition/couplet-pair-rebus/
Location: The University Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Hong Kong
Exhibition Dates: 27 Oct 2023 - 18 Feb 2024
Mary Curtis Ratcliff, Koi
Jane Ingram Allen's review of the Pacita Abad exhibition at SFMOMA is featured in the FanFare Blog of FiberArt Now for January 2024.
Pacita Abad, European Mask, 1990
Pacita Abad, Exhibition Overview
Susannah Israel is delighted to announce Fahrenheit 2024 at the American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA). This exhibition originally, launched in 2018, has received overwhelming responses. AMOCA continues to feature artists contributing to the contemporary ceramic arts.
For more information: https://www.amoca.org/exhibitions/future/
Exhibition dates: January 20–September 8, 2024
Opening Reception: January 20, 2024, 4–6 PM
Susannah Israel, Tree Crown
Susannah Israel, Tree Crown (side view)
Kristin Lindseth was in an invitation-only curated exhibition Facing Home at the Euphrat Museum of Art in Cupertino, CA. This exhibition explores the who, what and where that gives us a sense of home or refuge and honors the passing of loved ones central to the concept of home. The show was built around the mythical town San Ardo which I created in the wake of the Lightning strike fires of August 2020. The buildings are wood multimedia with lights and sound. Also included are works byTessie Barrera, Edith Argabrite, Nimah Gobir, Lydia Sanchez and RoxanaVega. The exhibition ran from November 1, 2023 to1 December 27, 2023
Kristin Lindseth, Blue Moon Pool Hall
Kristin Lindseth, Midnight Diner (kitchen view)
Kristin Lindseth, Midnight Diner (at night)
Marguerite Elliot is in the online exhibition Kinship With Birds in Flight and Plight juried by Jane Kim. This curation of works highlights the challenges facing birds, and either celebrates conservation successes or signals the need for urgent interventions. The exhibition is on view from October 15 ,2023-February 29,2024.
Link to the exhibition: https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/12211739/kinship-with-birds-in-plight-flight
Marguerite Elliot, Medusa Tree II
Marguerite Elliot, Medusa Tree II (detail)
Additionally, three sculptures from Marguerite Elliot’s Sentinels: Protectors of Wild and Beautiful Places are installed in Holden Garden on the Pitzer College campus from Augusts 28, 2023 – May 17, 2024. This series gestures to the precarious interface between technology and the environment. Inspired by yet distinct from the ubiquitous cell phone towers that populate our contemporary landscape, Elliot’s sculptures stand watch as they broadcast a warning of the climate crisis.
For more information: https://www.pitzer.edu/galleries/public-art-installations/
Marguerite Elliot, Fire Sentinel
Marguerite Elliot, California Sentinel
Marguerite Elliot, Earth Sentinel
Rene Dayan Whitehead
Rene Dayan Whitehead was selected to participate in the group show Illuminating Perspectives: Exploring Light in Innovative Art at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol, CA. This exhibition, juried by Georgie Friedman, is a art exhibition dedicated to pushing the boundaries of artistic interpretation and challenging conventional notions of light across various mediums - painting, drawing, video, digital, film, projection, photography, sculptural and experiential.
Exhibition Dates: January 27-May 26, 2024
Artist Reception: Sat Jan. 27, 2004 3-5 pm
Rene Dayan Whitehead, Illumination
Rene Dayan Whitehead, Illumination (side view)
Jane Grimm has a solo show of ceramic sculptures entitled Convergence at The Drawing Room, 210 Clement Street, San Francisco. The ceramic sculpture is a selection of work made between 1996 and 2023. The curator is Renee DeCarlo. The show runs from January 19-February 18. Gallery Hours, Wednesday-Sunday, 11-7. Artist Talk and Opening Reception to be announced.
For more information: https://drawingroomsf.com/
Jane Grimm, Gyrations
Jane Grimm, Untitled
Jane Grimm, Syncopation
Barbara Berk, Jan Blythe & Jane Grimm
Barbara Berk, Jan Blythe and Jane Grimm are three of a number of artists representing Pacific Rim Sculptors in both member-only exhibitions currently; A Question of Balance at the Museum of Sonoma County and She/They:Pacific Rim Sculptors at the Santa Cruz Art League. (Please refer back to the Exhibitions Committee Update section at the top of this newsletter for more information on each exhibition and to see the full list of members exhibiting in each).
A Question of Balance:
Barbara Berk, 7 Open Spirals
Jan Blythe, Step Up
Jane Grimm, Duet V
She/They: Pacific Rim Sculptors
Barbara Berk, Sea Currents
Jan Blythe, Lamentation
Jane Grimm, Duet VII
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