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PRESIDENT TALKS


During our annual Member’s Meeting, Jason passed the proverbial presidential hammer to me. I’m honored to be serving MSA as President of the board for the next three years. We have lots of exciting plans in the works but first, I’d like to thank Jason for steering MSA through a tumultuous time and congratulate him on a job well done.

 

We had an inspiring and invigorating conference in Cincinnati! Thank you for your active participation in person and online. If you missed it, we’re working hard on securing permissions for our many panels and presentations and editing them to share them on our YouTube Channel in the upcoming months. It was wonderful to gather with you all and share in our passion for sculpture. From the stellar keynote by Janet Echelman on Thursday through the many panels and presentations to the guest speakers Jean Shin and Donald Lipski on Friday and onto an inspiring day at Pyramid Hill on Saturday, our gratitude goes out to the University of Cincinnati DAAP and Pyramid Hill for hosting and sharing their space with us! Special thanks to the conference co-chairs Matt Lynch and Jason Brown, Managing Director Baggs McKelvey, the conference committee members, and the MSA Board of Directors for working so hard to give us all such a rewarding experience.

 

We’re also excited to welcome four full and two emerging board members to the MSA Board of Directors. Let’s all say hello to our new board members Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, Miranda Kyle, Edward-Víctor Sánchez, and Phoenix Savage as well as to our emerging board members Cassidy Ely and Nichole Schiller. We’re ready to tackle the next three years together. We’re grateful for the service our esteemed board members gave to MSA over the years. Thank you Joey Manson, Bret Price, Larry Millard, and David Landis as well as our inaugural emerging board member Stephanie Loggans. 

 

Be on the lookout for future MSA newsletters! We will be inviting your participation on our many committees in addition to our regular slate of exhibition and professional opportunities. Join us and shape our future events and opportunities! Also, we love celebrating our members’ successes so be sure to share your sculpture stories with us over social media or email.

 

I’m just an email away, so please do not hesitate to reach out.

Gratefully,

 

Kristen Tordella-Williams



MSA wants to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made the MSA Interdisciplinary Sculpture Conference great! The panelists, presenters, Keynote Janet Echelman, and Guest Speakers Jean Shin and Donald Lipski provided information, advice, and inspiration with warmth and honesty that seemed to remove the physical barrier of the online interface! Did I say online interface? We definitely could not have pulled the conference off without the UC tech and admin team. They were simply amazing! Our dedicated conference committee including MSA board members and UC faculty and staff spent months ensuring the conference happened even with the ever changing landscape of Covid. To all that attend thank you! You make it all worth while and keep MSA moving forward through your support!  








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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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Meet the new MSA Board of Directors

We received many highly qualified nominations and the Board wants to thank all of those who were part of the process. The new board members include:

Mirandan Kyle, Arts & Culture Program Manager Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Karlotta Contreras-Koterbay, Director of Slocumb Galleries, Department of Art and Design, East Tennessee State University

Edward-Víctor Sánchez, Multidisciplinary artist and Adjunct Professor

Phoenix Savage, Artist, Sculptor, and Professor 

Emerging Board Members 
Cassidy Ely, Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering Technologies and Applied Design / Studio Art, Berea College

Nichole Schiller, Sculptor, and Education/Artist Coordinator at K Space Contemporary


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Scholarship fundraising Drive

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: $930.00
31%

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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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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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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 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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