The Northwest Stone Sculptors Association was founded in 1984 with the purpose of providing access to stone and stone carving tools and to promote stone sculpting in the Northwest. The first meetings were held in the studio of Fremont sculptor Meg Pettibone, our Founder. Her dream was to revive the dying art of carving stone. Below is an incomplete list of some of those who have been a part of NWSSA. If you have info to help complete the this, please send a note to office AT nwssa.org.
The Board of Directors and officers develop and review existing and proposed programs, as well as develop strategic partnerships to promote educational opportunities and the art of stone sculpture.
Chronology of NWSSA Presidents, Board Members and Symposium Directors
|Lane Tompkins||2009 (interim)|
|Meg Pettibone||Founder, NWSSA incorporated in 1988|
|Current Board Members||Elected to BOD||Re-Elected||Term Expires|
|Ben Mefford, President|
|Trevor Contreras, Treasurer||2020|
|Ellie Hochman, Secretary|
|International Stone Carving Symposium Directors||Washington State|
|Cyra Jane||2016- present|
|Georgia Peterson & Arliss Newcomb||2002-2003|
|Vic Picou & Georgia Peterson||2001|
|International Stone Carving Symposium||Oregon State|
|Doug Wiltshire||2014 - present|
|Tom Urban & Kim Lewis||-2013|