Tri State Sculptors Association

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Virginia Tyler: "Tribute to the God Tree II"
Virginia Tyler: "Tribute to the God Tree II"
Alex Knox: "Consume"
Alex Knox: "Ritual"
Alison Pack: "A Moment On The Lips, Forever On The Hips"
Alison Pack: "Whoops, I Lost My Cherry"
Zachary Smith-Johnson
Zachary Smith-Johnson
Brittany Sondberg: "Before You Go"
Brittany Sondberg: "Steel Swing"
Andi Steele: "Emanate"
Andi Steele: "Genesis"
Adam Adcock: "Tectonic Shift"
Adam Adcock: "Up From Within"

Who Are We?

  • We are a network of Sculptors and Sculpture Enthusiasts who learn new skills together, share ideas,  collaborate on projects, exhibit together, and watch each other grow old.

  • Our organization was started in 1978 by sculptors in NC, SC, and VA; hence the name TriState.  Since then the organization has grown and currently represents a broader portion of the Southeastern US.  Anyone is welcome to become a member
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Keela Dee Dooley: Metalsmith

Keela grew up in the New River Valley of Virginia, where she received a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry at Radford University (Radford, Virginia.) Inspired by her professor, Alison Pack, she decided to go to graduate school at the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas.) She studied with master metalsmiths Harlan Butt, James Thurman and Ana Lopez. During her time studying at UNT, she was encouraged to take her work to a larger scale...Continue Reading

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Pi Day Iron Pour, Blacksmithing, Raku, and Glass Lampworking Demos

When: March 14, 10am-7pm                                 Where: Western NC Sculpture Center,  4612 Patterson School Dr. Lenoir, NC

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Sculpture-Related Job Posting!

The NC Zoo is seeking 2 full-time positions as Exhibit Design Technicians.  Click on the logo above to access the job description and find information on how to apply.

If this link doesn't get you there, try this one:  NC Zoo Job Opportunities.  Click on the "search for jobs available at the zoo" link.

Upcoming Exhibition: 

Loretta Ana Kaufman: A Curated Survey 1988-2018

Feb. 7- April 3, 2020

Tennessee Arts Commission                            401 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.                Nashville, TN

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Winter:  Dec. 2019


Tristate Sculptors Education Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. 

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