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Tri State Sculptors Association

Promoting public awareness and appreciation for sculpture in the VA, NC, and SC areas

2020 Virtual Conference Schedule

Tri State Sculptors 2020 Virtual Conference Schedule

Friday, Oct 2nd: Opening Night Gathering—Zoom 6:00-8:00pm—Members Only

It’s not as great as seeing each other in person but join us as we celebrate sculpture and each other. Come see your old friends and meet new ones! Share news of the past year. It’s been a crazy one! At the end of the night, we will raise a toast to friends and sculpture!

Members will receive a link to the Zoom meeting on Friday morning. If you have not used Zoom, you will need to download the app on your computer or phone. Click this link for more information:

Saturday, Oct 3rd: Esperanza Cortes Artist Talk/Interview

The 2020 conference was originally planned to be at ASU. Due to Covid-19, we had to move online. Esperanza Cortes was slated to be the keynote speaker. While we will not be able to hear her speak in person, Travis Donovan has been talking with her and created a video interview. Their conversation will be released on the Tri State Sculptors website on Oct. 3rd!

Sun-Fri, Oct 4th-9th: Tri State Sculptors Membership Virtual Exhibition 

        Tri State Sculptors Outdoor Exhibition at the Western North Carolina Sculpture Center 

Visit the Tri State Sculptors social media pages every day to see highlighted members with work in the 2020 exhibitions!

Special THANKS to the WNC Sculpture Center for installing a REAL exhibition!

Wednesday, Oct 7th: Esperanza Cortes Exhibition Walk-through 

Beginning on Wednesday, you can view a walk-through of Esperanza Cortes’ work currently installed at the Turchin Center. The link will be on the Tri State Sculptors website. We want to hear your questions! Esperanza will answer them in a recorded Q&A. Send all questions to with the subject heading, Cortes Question. We must receive your questions by Sunday, Oct 11th.

Sunday, Oct 11th: Tri State Sculptors Annual Business Meeting—Zoom 3:00-5:00pm—Members Only

All members in good standing are invited to attend the business meeting. The big topics will be approval of the updated bylaws and the election of new board members. We are seeking nominations for the following board positions: Vice President, Treasurer, SC Representative, and NC Representative.

Members will receive a link to the Zoom meeting on Sunday morning. A full agenda will be sent out with the meeting invitation.

Sat-Fri, Oct 10th-16th: Tri State Sculptors Member Presentations

Visit the Tri State Sculptors social media pages every day for links to presentations by our members!

Thursday, Oct 15th: Esperanza Cortes Q&A

You asked the questions and Esperanza answered! The Q&A video will be available on the Tri State Sculptors website.

Friday, Oct 16th: Panel Discussion—Sculpture in the Time of Covid-19—Zoom 6:00-8:00pm—Members Only

The closing night of the conference will feature a panel discussion about how Covid-19 has altered our work and our lives. Panel members to be announced. A short Q&A will follow the discussion. 

Members will receive a link to the Zoom meeting on Friday morning.

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

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Have Questions?

For questions regarding membership, scholarship applications, or conference planning please contact

If you wish to contact a board member directly, visit the member's profile in the directory for more direct links.

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