Pacific Rim Sculptors

Call for Art!






An exhibition at SPACE 151, at Levy Architecture, 151 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA

See information about this exhibition at this link.



An exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture, October 24, 2015 – April 3, 2016

In connection with the International Sculpture Center (ISC) and the ISC chapter partners - the Chicago Sculpture International, Texas Sculpture Group and the Pacific Rim Sculptors - Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) announces an opportunity for ISC chapter members to participate in a major sculpture exhibition titled DISRUPTION, to be exhibited at Grounds For Sculpture October 24, 2015 – April 3, 2016.

Enter works here.


Our collective experience of "normal" is undergoing a tectonic shift. Cascades of events; good- bad, minor-major, accidental-deliberate - are disrupting our status quo. Some disruptions are abrupt: natural or man-made catastrophes, climatic events, social upheaval, epidemics, and acts of war. Some are more subtly catalyzed, but equally profound. The internet and cell phone forever changed global communications. People and industries are linked more tightly than ever; even small communities can gain international voice. But unexpected and paradoxical effects abound: social, political and economic rumors instantly flash around the globe; massive data breaches seem commonplace; the threat of cyberterrorism lurks everywhere; and the distinction between what is personal versus public is transforming or eroding. What will yet emerge from biotechnologies that might reprogram the human genome, or blur boundaries between human and machine? Or as computational advances hurtle toward a point where artificial intelligence exceeds that of humans? Disruption destabilizes existing order, certainly. It threatens chaos; but it also affords the emergence of new patterns, structures and orders.

As individuals and societies are challenged to make sense and adapt, which familiar visions and dreams will remain intact, be modified, or be discarded? Will our lives be better, worse, or the same? The organizers look to the creative perspectives of artists to offer their unique visions of disruption.


Application Process

Submissions will be accepted through slideroom.  Click the text below to open the slideroom entry page:

Pacific Rim Sculptors submit works for consideration here.

Artists may submit up to 5 works and applications should include digital images displaying multiple views of each work. Image files should be JPEGs no larger than 3MB.  For each work submitted, a separate listing must include the following information: title, date made, medium, dimensions & weight, and installation method. Works submitted may be free-standing, pedestal-mounted, wall-mounted, or suspended. Additionally, artist must submit a one-page artist statement, a bio and a CV/exhibition history.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014.


Review Process

Only art submitted prior to the deadline will be considered. Kenneth Baker will be the juror reviewing work submitted by Pacific Rim Sculptors members. At the conclusion of the review, each ISC Chapter will nominate up to 10 works to GFS.  The GFS Chief Curator will determine the artworks for the final checklist from among this prospective group of 30 works.


The Juror

Kenneth Baker has been art critic for The San Francisco Chronicle since 1985. He previously served as art critic for the Boston Phoenix (1972-1985). Mr Baker has contributed to art magazines internationally and was a contributing editor of Artforum from 1985 through 1992. He continues to report on all aspects of the visual arts regionally and, on occasion, nationally and internationally. In 1986, he received the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Art/World Award for Newspaper Art Criticism. He is the author of two books: "Minimalism: Art of Circumstance" and "The Lightning Field."


Important Dates

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

ISC Chapter Application Review: November 1 – November 30, 2014

ISC Chapter recommendations to GFS submitted by December 1, 2014

Final Selections, Artist Notification of acceptance by GFS December 15, 2014

Exhibition Preview Reception October 23, 2015

Exhibition dates* October 24, 2015 – April 3, 2016

* It is possible traveling exhibition opportunities may develop, extending the exhibition dates beyond the projected run at GFS. All exhibiting artists will be contacted to confirm their continued participation in the traveling portion of the exhibition.


Exhibition Location

The exhibition at GFS will be displayed in the 5,000+ square foot Museum Building. This building is one of three original historic structures from the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Artists should be aware that the Museum Building includes large, full-length glass windows, allowing a generous amount of natural light into the gallery space. The opening reception, tours, and other programmatic activities also take place within the gallery space. Specific exhibition related details, including shipping, installation and loan contracts, will be discussed individually with Artists upon final selection. GFS will undertake all exhibition related expenses. Personal travel arrangements/costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Selection Includes:

  • Exhibition opportunity at Grounds For Sculpture, approx. 200,000 visitors annually
  •  Invitations to private preview reception on October 23, 2015
  • Publication on GFS website and in printed exhibition materials
  • Opportunity to create and participate in ISC and GFS events and programming
  • Promotion through newspaper, magazine, and local press



Please submit materials for review here:



In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors Deadline August 2, 2014


ISC Show at the Denver International Airport Deadline July 30, 2014


Thanks to all who submitted work!




NOW CLOSED: In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors

NOW CLOSED: ISC Show at the Denver International Airport


In 3-D: Selected Art by Pacific Rim Sculptors

At the Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, California   October 3rd – October 25th, 2014

1035 S 6th St, San Jose CA 95112

Open to current Members of Pacific Rim Sculptors.  To become a member visit our Join Us page.

* Slideroom charges a $6 entry fee. We think you will find this small fee a worthwhile trade for the simplicity and ease of applying to the show.

Click here to enter the show.


The Juror:

Donna Napper is the Curator at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. She has worked in the contemporary art profession for nearly twelve years including seven as Owner and Director of den contemporary, a Los Angeles gallery she opened in 2004 featuring emerging to midcareer artists that are based across the globe. Donna served on numerous committees and panels for the Los Angeles art community, among them Executive Committee Member of ArtTable, a national organization for women leaders in the visual arts, and Founding Member and Publicity Chair for the Contemporary Craft Council at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Since moving to the Bay Area less than two years ago, she has served as juror for venues such as Djerrasi Resident Artist Program, Root Division in San Francisco, Silicon Valley Arts Council, and the Office of U.S. Representative Mike Honda, and the Artist Open Studios Tour in Sacramento.

Categories accepted:

Sculpture, Installation, and Performance Art



  1. Art must not have been shown previously at any venue in San Jose.


  2. 3 artwork submissions maximum per artist, 2nd views okay (not counted as one of the 3).  5 image limit.


  3. Image size limit is 5MB.  You will be asked to provide Title, Year, Dimensions.  Please name your file YourName1.jpg, YourName2.jpg etc.  For second views, YourName1-2.jpg.


  4. Must be a current Pacific Rim Sculptors member. Join here:


About Art Ark:

  • Artists whose work is selected for the show will pay a $25 exhibition fee to Art Ark Gallery. They do not take a commission on sold art.


  • The gallery provides postcards, food for reception, and sends email invites.


  • Largest opening to gallery is 90" x 62"


  • Ceiling is approx. 20' - 25' tall


  • You are welcome to hang art from the 4"x8" wood beam that runs the length of the gallery.


Gallery is approx. 29 ft by 61 ft. Rolling walls are 9' tall 12' wide and 2.5 deep


Important Dates:

**Opening on Friday, October 3th, 2014**

**Install begins: Saturday, September 27th, 2014**

**First Friday Art Reception: Friday, October 3rd, 2014 6-9pm**

**De-installation: Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, 2014**


Show Coordinator: Lynne Todaro

Lynne is taking volunteers to help with the show.  Click on Contact Us to let us know if you can assist.


ISC Show at the Denver International Airport

The International Sculpture Center is working collaboratively with the Denver International Airport (DIA) to put together an exhibition of select sculptures to be on display in the main terminal at the airport. This opportunity has been presented to the ISC and is open to all current ISC Chapter Group Members, including Pacific Rim Sculptors. 

The show offers excellent exposure with more than 250,000 people walking through the terminal monthly.

The ten selected PRS submission packets will be forwarded to ISC by August 1, 2014.

Denver International Airport with curatorial assistance will be responsible for the final selection of about 14-28 sculptures for the exhibition, chosen from submissions by PRS and each of the other ISC Chapters.  If you are not yet a PRS member, join us here:


Juror: Nancy Mizuno Elliott

Nancy Mizuno Elliott is a tenured instructor at City College of San Francisco and runs its gallery. 

She has extensive experience in non-profit programming, gallery management, and art administration. Most recently, she was the Curatorial Fellow for Truman State University. She was also the Exhibitions Director at Richmond Art Center and responsible for curating over twenty exhibitions per year. Currently, Elliott is co-curator for the ProArts 2x2 Show.

She exhibits nationally and abroad.

How to participate:

Interested PRS members must submit images by July 30th, 2014.  The juror will select 10 works of PRS members for the exhibition.   

Submissions must include the following:

* Artist Name
* Image of artwork (5 MB max)
* Title
* Year
* Dimensions
* Materials

You'll have the opportunity to add the above information after you start an image upload.  Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces, second views are okay, uploading a maximum of 5 images total.  Label your images with YourName1.jpg, YourName2.jpg etc.  If it is a second view, YourName1-2.jpg. 

Denver International Airport with curatorial assistance will be responsible for the final selection of about 14-28 sculptures for the exhibition, chosen from packets submitted by PRS and each of the other ISC Chapters.


1. Artwork for submission must fit inside a glass exhibition case that is 22" deep, 48" wide, and maximum height of 62".  Smaller works can be placed on 3/8" adjustable annealed glass shelves.  The glass exhibition cases are viewable from three sides.

2. DIA will cover cost of shipping, insurance, installation/deinstallation.

3. There is no artist honorarium or stipend.

4. Artwork must remain in the exhibition from March 2015 through September 2015.

5. Optionally, accepted artwork can be available for purchase. Terms upon sale are 50% ISC / 50% Artist.

6. ISC will organize some programming to coincide with exhibition (details TBD)