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Dear Friends,

Giving Tuesday is almost here, and MSA needs your help!

MSA has made it our priority to make sculpture accessible through conferences, confabs, workshops, exhibitions, and panels. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, MSA created the Vision 2020 grant and the Online Panel Discussion Series, which airs on Facebook Live and can be seen at any time on the MSA Youtube Channel. Perhaps closest to our heart is the MSA scholarship competition because of the incredible impact it makes on young creatives located across the US. 

The scholarship fund was created in 2016 from membership dues and made more robust by generous donations from Dianne Komminsk. Since its inception, MSA has awarded thirty-four scholarships to deserving students around the nation. Scholarship recipients have exhibited their work in various galleries, presented at MSA conferences and confabs, been highlighted on MSA social media, and received cash awards. We believe this scholarship funds sculpture's future by investing in the artists of tomorrow. 

Can we count on you to help us reach our Giving Tuesday goal of $3,000 to support scholarships in 2021?

Many of you have already donated to MSA and we thank you for your support! Whether you are able to give a little extra or give for the first time, MSA appreciates your assistance in building the future of sculpture! Thank you!

Be on the lookout for our Giving Tuesday campaign on social media and help us spread the word to show how much sculpture means to you! Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

Baggs McKelvey
MSA Managing Director

P.S. - All gifts will go directly to the 2021 scholarship fund! You can donate today, tomorrow, or on December 21st to have your gift count towards our Giving Tuesday campaign!

Let's Keep adding to the list of Winners TOGETHER!

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Past MSA Scholarship Winners

Lauren Koch 2016
Stephanie Loggans 2016 & 2017
Cassidy Frye 2017 & 2018
Taylor Davis 2018
Sean Mueller 2018
Reid Arrowood 2018, 2019
Sarah Vallarino 2018
Monroe Isenberg 2018
Judy Parady 2018
Erica Mendoza 2018
James Payne 2018
Holly Kelly 2018
Amanda Beasley, 2019
Cierra Paulson, 2019
Courtney Segrest, 2019
Hanson Bassey, 2019
Kimberly Brown, 2019
Michael LeBlanc 2019
Michael Thron 2019
Monroe Isenburg 2019
Nyasha Madamombe 2019 & 2020
Samantha Corbett 2019
Alison Denny 2020
Amy Hoagland 2020
Hannah Smith 2020
Jason LeVan 2020
Lily Dorian 2020
Michaela Leib 2020
Malani Stolz 2020
Nichole Schiller 2020
Ray Baccari 2020

Goal: $3,000.00
Collected: $450.00
15%

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MSA Anti-racism Statement

Systemic racism and police brutality have no place in this world. As an organization, MSA pledges to promote anti-racism efforts and support Black lives in every aspect of society and the arts. To this end, MSA creates progressive education initiatives for our members, board and staff; we work to implement long-lasting diversity and inclusion policies for our organization; and, we continue to welcome non-members and creative communities in our efforts and programming. MSA envisions a brighter future and promises to continue to work towards justice for everyone.

MSA pledges to renew and deepen our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion for all people. Our work in community engagement and public art reflects our social responsibility to affect positive change in our culture. 

MSA members reflect a diverse group of sculptors (age, background, race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status) living across the South and the greater United States. Our members work hard to create opportunities for artists in their local communities and to advance the art of sculpture in the 21st century.


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Congratulations to the Dianne Komminsk Scholarship Winners!

Amy Hoagland–University of Colorado, Boulder, MFA 2022

Hannah Smith - University of Kentucky, MFA 2021

Jason LeVan – Florida Atlantic University, MFA 2020

Nalani Stolz – Ohio State University, MFA 2021

Nyasha Madamombe – University of Tennessee Knoxville, MFA 2021

Lily Dorian – Millsaps College, BA 2020

Nichole Schiller – Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, BFA 2020

Raymond Baccari – Western Carolina University, MFA 2020

Allison Denny – University of Kentucky, BFA and BA 2020

Michaela Leib - University of Tennessee Knoxville BFA 2020

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MSA

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is a non-profit arts organization that advances the creation and awareness of sculpture and sculptors. MSA creates opportunities for its members through exhibition, education, and networking opportunities centered on traditional and contemporary approaches to sculpture. 

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Pyramid Hill Outdoor Exhibiiton

Congratulations to the MSA members selected to exhibit at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum. To see images click here

Andrew Light 
Eric Stephenson 
Etienne Jackson

Jason Kimes
 
Jim Collins 
Joni Younkins-Herzog 
Kristen Tordella-Williams 
Nathan Pierce  
Will Vannerson

PRESIDENT TALKS


MSA and its partners, The University of Cincinnati and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, have decided to postpone our 2020 conference until fall of 2021. It is with the greatest concern for the health and safety of our members and guests that we made this difficult decision. 

Clearly, Covid19 has changed our priorities and continues to challenge every aspect of our lives. We look forward to a time when we can all come together again and celebrate our community of sculptors.

Stay healthy and safe, 

Jason Brown
MSA President




Students
network, learn, share, exhibit, speak

One of MSA's goals is to assist students in joining the profession of artist and sculptors. MSA works with students in a number of ways, offering scholarships, exhibition opportunities, workshops, metal pours, mentoring, conferences and confabs. But the biggest benefit to membership? MSA professional members; their knowledge, their expertise.




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Professionals network, learn, teach, mentor, exhibit

Professional sculptors make up our biggest category of members. Ranging from all over the nation, our members have a wealth of knowledge, talent, and expertise. MSA seeks to help sustain these professional artists through opportunity to exhibit, learn, teach, and mentor. Panels, confabs, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, artist talks and more. 




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Institutions
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Wether an academic institution, museum, gallery, sculpture park, or public art entity MSA can help. We work with institutions to craft Calls to Artists, develop contracts, install and de-install large scale sculpture, and handle pr. We offer vendor, associate, and university memberships which include bulk memberships for professors and students and additional sponsorships for the scholarship competition.


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MSA serves sculptors, educators, artists, curators, and art enthusiasts to build and sustain their work in the field of sculpture. 

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