July 15 Meeting .

July 15th 4:30 SCA upstairs painting and drawing room. We will be finalizing our projects. For more info on June meeting and notes about the project CLICK FOR MORE>>

Ernesto Sanchez mask.
June Meeting
June 17, Wednesday
Sebastopol Center for the Arts. 4:30 pm. upstairs painting/drawing studio. Bring your ideas and maquettes of spirit houses, totems, altars, and spiral paths, to the universe and solar system, including earth. As Beth says: "Our theme is honoring the elements, and the sun and the moon. The sun and the moon have been claimed as themes, so you can go for earth, wind, fire, water, planets, or something close."

May Meeting
May 20 3rd Wednesday of May
Sebastopol Center for the Arts. 4:00 pm final decision about theme for 2009 Jam to be decided. Bring drawings and ideas. Will it be spirit houses or altars?

>April 15, 9:45 Jam to Point Reyes Station to visit Ernie Sanchez studio. Lunch afterwards in beautiful Point Reyes. Arranged by James Stadig.

Visit Ernesto Sanchez web site

>Jam field trip to Oakland Glass sculpture studio.
March 17.
See Photos of trip.

>Fish Panel Sculpture Installed on Morris Street across from Community Center. See Photos


>NYC Fence idea & more Jam 2008 photos.

>2008 Gallery of Photos

>Sculpture Jam 2007 Slide Show

>Map of Sculpture Jam Sites 2007
(pdf download, 650kb)

>Sculpture Jam
2006 Quicktime movie! GREAT, and MUSIC too!
you need fast processor and internet connection.Keep clicking to get through the movie.

>Link to Jam Photo
Album from Sat. Oct. 1 2005

>Link to Jam Final
2005 Photo Album


Archive 1998-2006 Sculpture Jam
Jam Poster 2008 Fish in Motion. download PDF here.
>Sculpture Jam Poster 2008

>Just for fun, try this out Kenetic Sculpture. You need fast processor and wide band.
Click on license plate for information about aquiring a plate.
Visit California Arts Council Site to find out about Art Lover plates. Support the Arts in California!

California Arts Council Art Plate. Wayne Thiebaud designer



metal fish

THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE  see proposed site drawings
We are sticking to projects honoring the physical universe, so think Sun, Moon, Water, Earth, Fire, Gravity, Wind, etc.
Monte came up with a context piece, spinning off of Arlene’s May submission of a spiral labyrinth.
It involves pvc poles or bamboo (Sara was going to check with a bamboo contact?) as making three open rounded, connected rooms outlined by the poles. Imagine three of the letter C scribed into the ground in a line and touching at the ends; then there are 3 more Cs in a line opposite the first line of Cs. The two lines of Cs are set apart from each other by maybe 3 or 4 feet at their closest points. Then stick poles perhaps 8 inches apart all along the scribed cs. One could walk in from either end, and folks could see in between the poles, though they would be too close together for passage. He had several variations, but we liked the roomlets best. Within each room there would be two sculptures, each of which would back against opposite ends of the bamboo curves.
So, we are hoping for 6 sculptures for the interior of this installation. Probably not wider than 4 ft. would serve best, and they can be up to 7 ft.tall, but they don’t have to be that tall.

If the sculpture has a front, it should also have a bold back, as the back will definitely be seen through the poles that define the rooms.

Warren and James have cornered the market for suns, and presented drawings.
Arlene presented a maquette for a different context piece, giving physical manifestation to (watch out Sebastopol!) electromagnetic radiation. For now, she’s given up on that idea, as the group was so gung ho for the adaptation of her earlier context piece.

A bamboo wind chime piece was suggested, but nobody there grabbed it yet.

Beth presented an ugly drawing but what the group thought was a good idea for a fire piece which uses steel bases, steel rod, and metal meshes representing flames.

Pleez put the third Wednesday on your calendar, 4:30 at the art center—painting and drawing room upstairs—for our next meeting. We’ll have reports back on pvc pipe availability from Monty, and probably on bamboo availability from Sara. We’ll talk about any committees.

Sara had two maquettes, but failed to bring them as she is traveling in New York. She will bring them in JULY.

Our site of choice for these works is Libby Park.

Happy Participants, Sculpture Jam 2009 Sebastopol, Ca.