Join the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association at the Cascadian Center at Camp Brotherhood in Mount Vernon, Washington for eight days of playing with stone, communing with nature and fun with old friends and new. All meals are provided and no household chores – now that is freedom! Each year this pastoral venue is transformed into a field of tents with smiling people covered in stone dust. And if the day turns unbearably hot, the swimming pool is right there waiting.
Bring yourself, your creative energy, your humor, your tools and a favorite piece of stone. We have stone and tools for the begiinners and if you want, you can buy them from our helpful vendors. Instructors are available for everyone from beginner to expert, and sharing ideas and advice is something we always do.
There are slide shows, informational talks, and wonderful campfires in the evenings. Our Auction to raise funds for education is a night of hilarious fun, second only to our last night party. Another highlight is our Sculpture Walk on Saturday, July 19th, open to the public.
We listened to your input and have begun scheduling half to full day workshops to bring small groups of carvers together. [CLICK HERE] look them over for the details and register.
May 16 - Creating Your Artist's Statement Sept. 19-21st - Abstract on Orcas
We are looking to also bring together people in the Eugene/Salem/Portland and Vancouver British Columbia area. We'll keep you informed and that you keep checking the "Upcoming Workshops" (under "Events and News") part of the web site.
Here are some of the workshops we have held, if you'd like to see them presented agian, drop us a note: Sharpening Tools, Marenakos, Pedestals, Photographing 3D Art, Neolithic Stone Tour , Turning Your Stone into Bronze, Carving Face and Human Head, Working From Your Strengths To Find YOUR Way, Professional Photography of your Artwork, Carving the Human Figure,
AND to further encourage new and renewing members, the board has decided to reduce NWSSA membership to $45. If you plan on attending two or more workshops, becoming a member makes good sense. Take a look and see if
Our mission is to nurture the community of stone sculptors by developing educational opportunities, providing a support system to members, and facilitating interaction with regional, national, and international communities.To learn about becoming a member of Northwest Stone Sculptors Association (NWSSA) click here (or click on "Become a Member" to the right of your screen).
NWSSA is an association of stone sculptors that was founded in 1984 by Meg Pettibone in Seattle. Our first symposium was in 1986 in the Methow Valley east of the Cascade mountains in Washington state. We have since grown to include stone sculptors and associates throughout the western US, Canada, and other parts of the world. We are a federal tax exempt status 501c nonprofit membership organization.