August 1, 2021
Please note the special message from the PRS Board of Directors immediately below.
Also note the Newsletter Volunteers discussed & decided with this issue to forefront new members to better introduce them to current membership.
Enjoy this issue; as always, we welcome your feedback & suggestions!
Now change the world with your art.
-- PRS Newsletter Volunteers
A MESSAGE FROM PRS BOARD PRESIDENT:
Come join a fun team of artists helping make opportunities happen for PRS! We are a volunteer-run artist organization and help is needed. Working with PRS is an opportunity to plan exhibitions, to mentor young up-and-coming sculptors, & to help promote sculpture in the community. It is also a fun way to dialogue with successful sculptors, whose work is recognized in the art world.
We need to add new Board members to continue assisting our community run and develop.The following skills are in particularly needed:
Please send me an email stating your interest or if you have questions to President@PacificRimSculptors.org
Thank you for considering to assist!
President, Board of Directors
Michele Collier, "Monument", 2020,
21”H x 7”W x 9”D, clay
Michele Collier, "Dream Lover"
16”H x 21”W x 17”D, clay
Michele Collier, of Oakland, CA, uses slab construction with paper clay to create abstract & figurative sculpture. She primarily non-glaze cold-surface finish solutions, including oxides, stains, paint, & others. Michele attended the Academy of Art University. She expresses interest in volunteering with PRS Exhibition Planning. Check out Michele’s website: www.BurningClay.com
Jann Nunn & Catherine Daley, PRS Exhibitions Committee Co-chairs
SCULPTURE OF THE PACIFIC RIM
Curator: Robert Melton
The PRS Exhibitions Committee is delighted to announce that this long-awaited exhibition will open soon at the stunning and prestigious Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. As a part of the Commonwealth Club's July 8 re-opening celebration for its members, Marguerite Elliot, Jann Nunn, & Charles Stinson gave artist talks, which were well received & generated many questions & comments.
Artists in the exhibition will install larger works 10 AM to 4 PM Wednesday September 8; smaller works will be installed 10 AM to 4 PM Thursday September 9. An opening reception is tentatively planned for 3 to 5:30 PM on Saturday October 2, 2021.
The Exhibitions Committee is thrilled that additional future exhibitions are already in the works at this spectacular location; stay tuned for more news. Questions about this or future exhibitions? Please email Exhibitions@PacificRimSculptors.org.
Included in the exhibition are works by these artists (in alphabetical order): Claudette Bleijenberg, Catherine Bohrman, Catherine Daley, Tara Daly, Margaritte Elliot (image above), Eileen Fitz-Faulkner, Maru Hoeber, Stan Huncilman, Marilyn Kuksht, Kristin Lindseth, Oleg Lobykin, Judy Miller, Jann Nunn (image above), Jeff Owen, Mickey Quinn, Christopher Sawyer, Charles Stinson, & Oceana Rain Stuart (images above).
EVENTS: SECOND SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT
Eileen Fitz-Faulkner & Catherine Daley, PRS Events Committee Co-chairs -- Events@PacificRimSculptors.org
July 11, 2021
The July 2021 PRS Event Spotlight visited Cheryl Coon's studio in the Emeryville (CA) Artist Coop, a forty year old non-profit organization that offers affordable live-work studios for working artists. Visiting members enjoyed catching up -- this was the first in-person event since before the start of the COVID pandemic. Cheryl offered home-made kombucha and a tour of the studio and loft area -- complete with art & lots of orchids.
Cheryl showed the visiting members other new works-in-progress being created for several upcoming shows at Gearbox Gallery, Oakland, CA; Curated by the Sea Art Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA; 35th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition at Bay Street Gallery, Emeryville, CA, and Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA.
Marguerite Elliot, "Where Have All the Birds Gone?", 2021,
180”H x 48”W x 48”D, steel, paint; photo by Stephanie Mohan
Marguerite Elliot, "Where Have All the Birds Gone?", detail
Marguerite Elliot reports "I was honored to be selected to install my new Sentinel sculpture, "Where Have All The Birds Gone?" in the Parkade in downtown Fairfax, CA. There are 2.9 billion fewer birds now than 50 years ago, due to habitat loss, use of pesticides, and other man-made causes." Marguerite goes on to quote from Rachel Carson's book, Silent Spring: “On the mornings that had once throbbed with the dawn chorus of robins, catbirds, doves, jays, wrens, and scores of other bird voices, there was now no sound…” Read more about Marguerite's piece at this link.
Marguerite continues: "I am thrilled to be included in the International Artist Residency in Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, County of Clare, Ireland. Artists come and work for weeks in the incredibly beautiful area on the Wild Atlantic Coast." The residency began 7/29/2021 and continues through 8/13/2021. Read more about the residency at this link.
Jacquelyn Giuffre, "Edward", 2020,
6”H x 5”W x 9”D, bronze; photo by Dana Davis
Jacquelyn Giuffre's sculptured portrait of baby rhinoceros, Edward, previously seen in this newsletter, was awarded the Pieter and Alfredo Montana Memorial Award for outstanding work in the 88th Annual National Sculpture Society show at Brookgreen Gardens, SC, and appeared in the July/August issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.
Annette Goodfriend "Pathogenic Bonbons and the Ravenous Vax Attack", 2020,
installation; epoxy, resin, glass, paint; installation & detail views
Annette Goodfriend's solo installation "Pathogenic Bonbons and the Ravenous Vax Attack" at Neon Raspberry Art House, Occidental, CA, celebrates the extraordinary collaboration of scientists worldwide resulting in numerous excellent vaccines. The installation is a magical, surreal, and playful portrayal of the molecular battle, wherein the virus is vanquished. The exhibition continues through 9/6/2021.
MEMBERSHIP & PARTICIPATION
PARTICIPATE IN PRS
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