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Center/Gallery: Feminist Legacy/Feminist Future at the Carrack Modern Art

This exhibit will be on view at the Carrack Modern in Durham, NC
111 West Parrish Street, Durham NC, 27701
March 17th to 28th, 2015
The reception will be held Friday, March 20th, 6 to 9 pm

Center/Gallery is a cooperative feminist gallery based in Chapel Hill and Carrboro that was active from 1977 – 84.  It was an integral part of the nationwide feminist art movement, included in major texts on the era.  In the 30 years since the group’s heyday, the artists of Center/Gallery have thrived and passed their expertise on to younger artists.  This show is an opportunity for Center/Gallery members to gather with others, share and celebrate this unique community of artists.

To see more about Center/Gallery and the work of all participants please go to this link and
read about the pages for the Carrack show:
Tri-State members Ann Rowles, Rosie Thompson, Shanna Fleenor, and Virginia Tyler and former TSS members, Hunter Levinsohn and Beatrice Schall are included in this show. Congratulations ladies!

canvasCongratulations to these Tri-State members who were juried
into the outdoor Downeast Sculpture Exhibit:
Matt Amante
Carl Billingsley
Andy Denton
Adam Walls
Jordan Parah
Hannah Jubran

Meet Your New Membership Chair!

Meet your newest board member, membership chair, Bryce Hauser. Bryce is taking over for longtime chair Joel Hass. We thank Joel for all his hard work over the past few years and welcome Bryce to the Tri-State Sculptors Board.

Please mail any membership correspondence to Bryce at:

119 River Ridge Trail
Advance NC 27006

or email him with questions at:​​


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2015 Tri-State Sculpture Conference Announced!

The 2015 Tri-State Sculpture Conference will be held on Thursday, October 1 through Sunday October 4 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Wilmington is renowned for its natural beauty, culture and history. UNC-Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College will be co-sponsoring the conference. The Key Note speaker will be Judy Pfaff, an American installation artist originally from England. Her installation art has been compared to that of “a collagist in space.”  Roberta Smith, critic for The New York Times, wrote of Pfaff’s work, “she has been creating elaborately impure, implicitly narrative environments for more than 25 years.


There will be a member exhibition held in CFCC’s Wilma W. Daniels Gallery during the month of October. In addition, the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, in association with Tri-State Sculptors, invites Tri-State Sculptors’ members to submit proposals for its Pedestrian Art public sculpture program. This call is only open to Tri-State Sculptors’ members. The outdoor sculptures will represent a wide range of artistic styles, themes and media. The deadline to apply for this show is February 1, 2015. To apply, please download the PDF here:  Tri-State-PedART

More information about the conference along with registration information will be coming soon.

Workshop and Demonstration Suggestions for Future Conferences


Start the ball rolling with any suggestion you might have for a workshop, demonstration, panel discussion topic. This could be for upcoming 2015 Conference in Wilmington or for the next next conference. Maybe you have a sculpture-related topic you would … Continue reading

Letter from Matt Amante

Head Shot2014 is off to an amazing start and I am excited to see what develops with Tri-State this year. Many new faces have taken a more active role in the organization this year (mine included). Speaking on behalf of myself and other new board members, we hope to inject some new energy and ideas into the organization while retaining Tri-State’s core values and intentions. I am excited about the people we are working with and feel that we will be able to collaborate with everyone very well.

The Gathering and Iron Pour at Jim Gallucci’s studio in February was fantastic! The event was filled with great people, positive energy, a successful Iron Pour, good food, and a surprise serenade that no one was expecting! This event also marked the end of the Tri-State Sculptors Exhibition at Center for the Visual Arts in Greensboro. Many thanks to Jim, Jo, and his whole crew for helping out and making this such a great event. The morning after the Iron Pour, a board meeting was held in Greensboro. Among other things, elections were made, and Scholarships were decided upon. This year Tri-State Sculptors is giving 3 Scholarships instead of 2. Congrats to the Graduate recipient Aisling Millar McDonald from ECU, and the two Undergraduate recipients Jordan Parah from ECU and Ally Favory of UNCW. As for the Board, it was decided that I will move from Vice President to President, Bob York is our new Vice President, Austin Sheppard is our new Treasurer, and Andy Denton is our new Secretary.

The annual Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir will be on Saturday, September 6th. The Tri-State Conference for 2015 is in the process of being planned at the University of North Carolina Wilminton and Cape Fear Community College. Thanks to Andi Steele and Breta Cecile Carnes for taking the lead on this. I hope to see everyone at these events.

I feel that we have a great group of people working together here and we can make some interesting things happen. Personally, I want to thank the members of Tri-State for entrusting some of us new guys with leadership positions in the organization. We hope to continue to grow the organization, and we appreciate any guidance that long time members can offer along the way.

~Matt Amante