54 exciting and beautiful sculptures created by 31 PNWS members are now showing at the Runyan Gallery in the Newport Visual Arts Center (NVAC) right on Nye Beach on the Oregon coast. Our show “Into the Depths” opened Friday June 2, with an evening reception and continues through July 29th, so invite your friends and family to enjoy a great summer sculpture exhibit!
Chas Martin, former PNWS president, had first planted the seeds of this show, engaging with NVAC over a year ago to get us on the 2023 gallery show calendar. We are grateful for all the dedicated PNWS members who helped to create an awesome show, including:
The PNWS Show Committee of Katie Sallos, Sue Quast, Toni Parque, Sue Friesz, Terri Elioff, and Rick Crawford.
Exhibit jurors, artist Erin Dengerink, PNWS President Emeritus Carole Murphy and NVAC director Chasse Davidson.
Current PNWS president Andy Kennedy, for wrangling us together and working social media, Joe Highfill for providing a place to stage work for transport to the coast, Bill Leigh for loading and driving sculptures to the gallery, Shelly Durica-Laiche for photos and posting on social media, Skip Trantow and Sarah for providing music at the reception and many others.
As well as all the participating sculptors who submitted work, drove their work to the gallery, lent a hand and stayed for the reception.
Most importantly, kudos also to the Gallery director, Chasse Davidson, who graciously worked with us over many months to help provide a great experience for our membership with a beautifully curated show. It’s worth a trip to the beach to experience the great works of some of the region’s best sculptors!
You can see many more photos from the exhibit on Facebook at Pacific Northwest Sculptors and on Instagram @pnwsculptors. Be sure to follow us and share posts!