MSA is partnering with the University of Cincinnati's School Of Art, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum to bring you our next conference! Highlights include Keynote Janet Echelman and Guest Speakers Jean Shin and Donald Lipski! Stay tuned for virtual and in-person ticketing information.
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.
MSA Director of the Board Nominations Now Open!
In recognition of the growth of Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, the Board of Directors have revised the nomination process for board service and invite all members of MSA to nominate individuals you believe would be ideal candidates, including self-nominations.
The deadline for nominations is Sunday, July 18th. Please use the linked form to submit contact information and your statement about the person you are nominating.
Newly elected board members will begin service in October 2021 and their first board meeting will be at the upcoming MSA Conference in Ohio “Interdisciplinary Sculpture” October 20-23, 2021
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.
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,