NWSSA organizes major symposia in the Pacific Northwest, hosts group shows, publishes a Journal Newsletter Sculpture Northwest, houses (work in progress) online tool manual, Grindopedia, and operates a web site as well as an email discussion group.
Symposia and other Events: NWSSA has hosted annual symposia since 1987 where stone sculptors, stone and tool suppliers, and friends gather to work and play in a friendly and supportive setting. Two symposia are hosted each year: The International Stone Carving Symposium held in Mt. Vernon, Washington during July. In late August fall NWSSA hosts the Suttle Lake Symposium.
NWSSA hosts other events. During the spring, the association puts on an exhibit at the Seattle flower and garden show. This is where lots of the members pitch in to show the northwest public what we are up to. And throughout the year, we schedule Workshops on a variety of topics including Pedestal Building, Tool Sharpening and tours of stone yards including Neolithic Stone and Marenakos Stone Center.
Publications. NWSSA publishes the quarterly journal and newsletter SCULPTURE NORTHWEST containing artistic and technical articles. A popular feature of each issue is an interview with a selected member with pictures of their work. Sculpture Northwest can now be found online and is in the members only area of this site.
Email List: Over 300 people subscribe to the NWSSA Email List. Anyone interested in Stone Sculpture is invited to join.