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!
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.
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
Nichole Schiller, Sculptor, and Education/Artist Coordinator at K Space Contemporary
Let's Keep adding to the list of Winners TOGETHER!
Past MSA Scholarship Winners
Lauren Koch 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.