Tri State Sculptors Association

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Virginia Tyler: "Tribute to the God Tree II"
Virginia Tyler: "Tribute to the God Tree II"
Allan Weaver: "Bladefish"
Beau Lyday: "Gothic Meditation"
Beau Lyday: Detail view of "When the Spirit Soars"
Travis Donovan: "Cruise"
Travis Donovan: "Shovel (Norwall Floral)"
Frankie Flood: "Piecemaker/Peacemaker Pizza Cutter"
Frankie Flood: "Ribi Pizza Cutter"
Grace Cathey: "Life of the Monarch"
Grace Cathey: "Wolves at Play"
Jane Jaskevich: "Alexis"
Jane Jaskevich: "Calcite Stag"
Jeff Kiefer: "Today's Dreams"
Jeff Kiefer: "Twirl"
Michael Morris
Michael Morris: "Smooth"
Naomi Falk
Naomi Falk
Alison Pack: "A Moment On The Lips, Forever On The Hips"
Alison Pack: "Whoops, I Lost My Cherry"
Paul Foley
Paul Foley
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"
Vandorn Hinnant: "Monument to Leadership"
Vandorn Hinnant: "Together We Rise"
Wayne Vaugn: "The Drawing"
Wayne Vaugn: "Fenster"

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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Upcoming events

Calls for Virtual Conference Materials:              We are currently seeking:                         

 -submissions for digital presentations (artist talks, demonstrations, studio tours,  research, etc)                                                         

-images or video of recent works from        members and students for an online              exhibition. 

-Submissions for a year-long outdoor sculpture exhibition at Western NC Sculpture Center

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Beau Lyday: Full-time Sculptor

Beau was born in Athens Georgia. He and his wife now live in an 1840's farmhouse in Valdese, NC, with side by side studios out back. He often makes the joke: "I am a furniture maker with a sculpture problem".  He was involved in  the furniture industry for 40 years, before becoming really interested in making sculpture.  He made his first piece of sculpture about 5 years ago using reclaimed barn wood and rusted tin roofing... Continue Reading

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          Deadline for Entries: Dec. 21, 2020   

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Summer: July, 2020

Winter:  Dec. 2019


 Kenly Cox: Graduate Student UNC Charlotte

Kenly is from the small town of Olivia, NC and now lives in Concord, NC.  She earned an AFA in Fine Arts at Sandhills Community College and then received a BFA in Fine Arts at UNC Chapel Hill in 2019.  She is currently working towards a Graduate Certificate in Art Education at UNC Charlotte.  Kenly most enjoys working in ceramics, cast iron, and printmaking.  Her experience in the field of sculpture is quite diverse, ranging from internships at a number of sculpture organizations as well as artisan / stage-craft positions with playmakers...    Continue Reading

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