Thank You For Making Confab 2023 a Resounding Success!
We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who joined us at Confab 2023, submitted art to the featured exhibitions, participated in one of the many workshops, and helped spread the word about Confab on social media.
The energy at Confab was palpable. We give a special shout out to those of you who embraced the MSA spirit of collaboration and knowledge-sharing. You played a crucial role in fostering an atmosphere of creativity, camaraderie and passion.
We would like to take a moment to express our deep appreciation for all of the invaluable support we have received from our members and from our hosts in the School of Visual Arts at the University of Oklahoma. Your dedication and belief in the mission of MSA has been a source of inspiration to us all.
Congratulations to our 2023 Dianne Komminsk Scholarship Winners!
Francis Akosah, University of Tennessee
Asha Cabaca, West Virginia University
Kyle Cottier, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Donisha Edwards, University of Southern Mississippi
Vincent Frimpong, University of Arkansas
Kirupa Sargunaraja, University of North Texas
MSA Confab 2023
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.
Lauren Koch 2016
Samantha Corbett 2019
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.
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.
Whether 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.