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!
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!
Past MSA Scholarship Winners
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.
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
For images and more information click here
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.
Pyramid Hill Outdoor Exhibiiton
Congratulations to the MSA members selected to exhibit at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum. To see images click here.
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,