The Bonita Museum & Cultural Center announced it will feature thirty-eight artworks by master California sculptors of the National Sculpture Society (NSS) in February and March of 2022.
The exhibition features thirty-eight artworks by master California sculptors and members of the National Sculpture Society based in New York City. According to a statement issued by the Bonita Museum, the exhibition documents moments in time during the last two years with thoughtful works including a portrait of our first female Vice President Kamala Harris by San Marcos artist Marsha Brook.
"The spirit of California is exemplified by San Diego artist Mark Edward Adams Young Bear Walking and Encinitas sculptor James Nelson presents Carlos, a portrait of a young person lost in thought and contemplation. The diversity of material and subject matter includes artworks in bronze, clay, ceramic, wood, and resin, featuring animal and human portraiture as well as fantasy and sea-based subject matter," the statement read.
According to Richard Becker, the exhibition juror, and master sculptor with NSS, speculators will see “animals full of life, soulful portraits, socially expressive works, beautiful figures, pop commentary not to mention a super cute baby hippo and a flying monkey.”
“It should come as no surprise that California is home to so many talented sculptors — but the incredible range of artworks in terms of medium, style, and subject matter is also impressive: ceramic, bronze, wood, abstracts, humorous, haunting, bright, dark, light, fun, serene, colorful — just a huge range,” Becker said.
‘The NSS was founded in 1893 and is the oldest sculpture society in the United States, promoting the work of sculptors and architects who specialize in highlighting our natural world
The artist's reception will be on Saturday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. (masks required). The museum is at 4355 Bonita Road, Bonita. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call (619) 267-5141; visit bonitahistoricalsociety.org.