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MSA Select
Deadline August 1st, 2022

The submission deadline for the MSA Select exhibition as been extended! This exhibition is part of the ongoing series of juried indoor exhibitions for our professional members. There is not a predetermined theme for this exhibition.  The jurors and the ETSU gallery desire to curate a dynamic experience of sculptural situations by selected MSA members. Make sure to get your application in by August 1st to be considered for this MSA opportunity.  Exhibition Dates: October 17 - November 11, 2022 in Johnson City, Tennessee 

The application details may be found here

Join Us in Jackson Mississippi!

Please join MSA for the 2022 Confab in Jackson MS on October 15th! This one day event will feature world renown artist, Anila Quayyum Agha, panel discussion, scholarship winners, fabulous food, and more! 

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 Anila Quayyum Agha is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission. 


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. 

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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


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

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