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The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is proud to announce a grant for BIPOC sculptors living and working in the United States. Up to three mid-career sculptors who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a person of color will be awarded up to $2,000 to help them advance their practice.

Sculpture is an expensive craft. VISION 2020 has been created to support BIPOC artists in their creative endeavors and promote their expression that may have been previously unachievable without financial support. You can contribute to this fund here.

The grant will be juried by our esteemed panel of curators and arts professionals: Dr. Kimberli Gant (the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art), Miranda Kyle (Arts & Culture Program Manager for the Atlanta BeltLine), and Nandini Makrandi Jestice (the Chief Curator at Hunter Museum of American Art). 

Awards will be granted based upon the applicant's portfolio. While applicants are not required to submit information on how they might use the funds, MSA expects the recipients to dedicate the funds towards expanding their ability to create new work. Funds may not be used to support academic research or study toward an academic or professional degree. There is neither a fee nor membership requirement for application for the fellowship. However, MSA strongly encourages all applicants to become members. You can find more information about membership at www.midsouthsculpture.org

Applications are due by 11:59PM EDT on October 31, 2020. Applicants will be notified by November 15, 2020.

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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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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


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

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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host, advertise, get the word

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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Call: +423-903-5648

Email: admin@midsouthsculpture.org

PO Box 3505, Chattanooga | TN 37404

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