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Virtual Symposium

2021 Winter Virtual Symposium Schedule

We hope you plan to join us for our LIVE Presentations January 16-18 2021!

Three days of morning coffee, presentations, and evening campfires punctuating a weekend of coordinated carving (if you want) and getting to see each other's faces and new works. Share a video of your studio if you didn't last time around! Play or cheer on your favorite contestant in Geopardy! with "Alex" Trevor Contreras as your host! Show us your new work (in progress ok) on our theme of Balance!   

Registration Link:http://nwssa.org/events/symposium/77-2021-nwssa-winter-virtual-symposium

If you've registered already but haven't accessed the forum yet, go to www.nwssa2020.org and create an account. This is the website that the forum will center around. The "Registration Desk" has all the information you need to be able to use the site, post pictures, reply to comments, and send messages to other sculptors. 

If you already have an account on the forum from our last virtual symposium in August, we ask that you still register on the NWSSA website and pay $55. This registration fee will cover the cost of the forum, administrative fees, and payments to the presenters. 

Saturday, January 16th 
  10:00 am  Zoom Kick Off! Grab a cup of coffee & get re-acquainted
  12:00 pm Deborah Wilson 'The Lotus Flower' Commission
  3:00 pm Cyra, Wes & Ian  Stone Carving and Trauma Advocacy
  5-8 pm Happy Hour Sit around the virtual camp fire and chat!
Sunday, January 17th 
  10:00 am Coffee Hour Good Morning! open chat session
  12:00 pm David Williams  'Stories in Stone'              RESCHEDULED for Sunday Evening at 5:00 pm following GEOPARDY
  3:00 pm Trivia Game GEOPARDY
  5:00 pm David Williams "Stories in Stone" 
  6-8 pm Happy Hour Sit around the virtual camp fire and chat!
Monday, January 18th
  10:00 am Coffee Hour Good Morning! Open chat session
  12:00 pm Beverly Naidus Art and Social Justice
  3:00 pm Virtual Exhibition 'Balance'
  5-8 pm Happy Hour Sit around the virtual camp fire and chat!

NWSSA Winter Symposium 2021

Northwest Stone Sculptors Association presents our 2021 Virtual Winter Symposium
Saturday January 16th - Monday January 18th, 2021

We will kick off the new year with a 3-day event, complete with presentations, studio tours, a virtual exhibition on the theme "Balance", and we'll even play a few rounds of Geopardy!  We encourage you to sculpt between meals and presentations.  Share your new works on the virtual forum discussion board.

Check back here soon for more information.  Registration is live!  Cost is $55, with scholarships available to those in need.  The first 75 registrants will be eligible for a free copy of the 'Glossary of Geologic Terms' booklet by former NWSSA member Ron Geitgey.

Click here to visit the event registration page.

Schedule of Presentations:
(schedule is subject to change)

DanandMayaSaturday, January 16, 2021
Noon - Deborah Wilson presents an update to her mammoth jade commission 'The Lotus Flower'
3pm - 'Stone Carving and Trauma Advocacy' with Wes, Ian, and Cyra

Sunday, January 17, 2021
Noon - David Williams presents 'Stories in Stone'
3pm - GEOPARDY

Monday, January 18, 2021 MLK Day
Noon - Beverly Naidus presents 'Art and Social Justice'
3pm - Virtual Exhibition, theme: 'Balance'

Virtual Stone Carving Forum - Saturday, October 10th, 2020


DanandMaya

We are going to keep the forum up and active through the winter with a presentation or two each month on the second Saturday.

Saturday, October 10th 2020. 

10:00 am - Morning Coffee and chat
2:00 pm - Scott Price on his new Sculpture Park on Whidbey Island
4:00 pm - Angle Grinder Blades, uses and safety panel discussion
6:00 pm - Campfire

We hope to see you there!  If you participated in the Virtual Symposium, your login information to the discussion portal is the same. 

If you still need to sign up, you can do so for free by visiting www.nwssa2020.org and clicking the "create one here!" link to create a login.  You will get a link in your email - please click to confirm your email address.  Our Virtual Symposium Director, Cyra Jane, will be approving these signups as she is able, and after registration is confirmed you will receive another email when you can login.  Please register for your account sooner than later in case you run into an issue that requires technical assistance.

View Videos of Our Presentations
Our live presentations were recorded, so just in case you missed all the fun, these can still be viewed online.

You are invited to share

Video tours of your home studios and pictures of what you’re working on.

Q&A
You can ask questions about tools and techniques or work out issues you’re having with a particular stone.

Private Conversations 
You can strike up with other carvers to stay in touch with each other.

Zoom Meetings & Social Hours
Monthly Social Zoom Calls – perhaps we can even talk some of you into presenting topics stirred up from our Q&A sections. 😊

Stay Tuned for our next virtual event Saturday, November 14th
www.nwssa2020.org


Virtual Stone Carving Forum


DanandMaya

We are going to keep the forum up and active through the winter with a presentation or two each month on the second Saturday. October 10th is the next one. 

In August, we hosted a private online forum to share videos, pictures, have Q&A discussions, watch live presentations, and much more. Our live event was held August 5-9th, 2020.

We were able to bring a sense of togetherness during this time of separation and distance, when we are all missing each other, and Stone Camp. This event was such a success that our participants requested that we keep the forum running! Going forward, we hope to host monthly social Zoom calls. Our next virtual event is scheduled for Saturday, October 10th

All members who didn't register for the virtual symposium are invited to sign up with a $25 donation to NWSSA to cover software, admin fees. 

View Videos of Our Presentations
Our live presentations were recorded, so just in case you missed all the fun, these can still be viewed online.

You are invited to share

Video tours of your home studios and pictures of what you’re working on.

Q&A
You can ask questions about tools and techniques or work out issues you’re having with a particular stone.

Private Conversations 
You can strike up with other carvers to stay in touch with each other.

Zoom Meetings & Social Hours
Monthly Social Zoom Calls – perhaps we can even talk some of you into presenting topics stirred up from our Q&A sections. 😊

Stay Tuned for our next virtual event Saturday, October 10th
www.nwssa2020.org


2020 Virtual Symposium Schedule

We hope you plan to join us for our LIVE Presentations August 5th-9th 2020!
If you are unable to join in at our scheduled time, the recordings will be available on the forum shortly afterwards.

Wednesday, August 5th 
  12:00 pm Tamara Buchanan  Tool Refreshers on Chisel Use
   2:00 pm Patty McPhee   "Great Women Sculptors You've Never Heard Of"
Thursday, August 6th 
  12:00 pm Tamara Buchanan  Tool Refresher on Angle Grinders
  2:00 pm Joan Rudd  Ceramic Sculpture and Drawing
  6:00 pm Carl Nelson  Better Future For All Project
Friday, August 7th 
  11:00 am John Lafortune  Honeycomb Calcite
  2:00 pm Stephanie Robison  Her own works and a little CSS
  4:00 pm Deborah Wilson  750 lb Jade Lotus
  12:00 am VOTE Please cast your Board of Directors Ballot
Saturday, August 8th 
  11:00 am Tracy Powell  Doves For Peace
  2:00 pm Matt Auvinen  Nike Parapet on the Acropolis
  4:00 pm Michael E. Yeaman  Columbia River Basalt
  6:00 pm   Annual General Membership Meeting
Sunday, August 9th 
  12:00 pm Patty McPhee  Creating a Signature and Branding
  2:00 pm Trevor Contreras  Geology of Pilgrim Firs
  4:00 pm   Closing Event - Campfire

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Inside:

Welcome to the Montana Special Issue of Sculpture NorthWest!
To honor their many contributions to the art of stone carving, we are taking the opportunity to present three NWSSA members in a single issue: Adrian Hoye, Renda Greene, and the ringleader of the gang, John Thompson.  We are grateful to them for representing the stone carving community in Missoula, MT, and for sharing their work with us here.

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  • Renda Greene
  • John Thompson

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