Save the Dates 2023
Links for these events will become live as registration & information becomes available
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 - Virtual Tool Workshop 6:30 pm via ZOOM
MAY TOPIC: The Science of Sculpting Stones
Please join us for a monthly virtual discussion focused on stone carving with Myles Schachter of 2Sculpt! Each month we will gather on Zoom. Myles will be spending the first half hour of our workshop sharing his knowledge on power tools. The second half will be open to all participants to ask questions, share and discuss. Zoom session starts at 6:30 pm.
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Seattle Mineral Market Show May 20-21, 2023
MWSSA will have a display booth of stone sculptures at the 15th Annual Seattle Mineral Market Family friendly, free admission and free parking! Free rocks for kids and door prizes! at The Hangar 30 building at Magnuson Park @ 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115
Women’s Hand Carving Retreat & Art Show June 2-4th 2023 Port Hadlock, WA
Our quiet, peaceful, 3-day hand carving event is a wonderful gathering of women artists on the grounds of the Old Alcohol Inn overlooking the bay. We can easily talk among ourselves. If you aren’t a hand carver, bring a partially finished piece you can rasp, chisel, or sand. Space will be limited to 17 experienced carvers & 4 new sculptors. RSVPs will be on first-come, first served basis. Event is FULL!
Our symposia are open to all levels from beginners who have never carved stone before, to the hobbyist, to the professional sculptor. These events are one of the most supportive and inclusive environments you will ever encounter. Meet new people, renew old friendships, get inspired, pose your question, answer someone’s question, and fire up the creative spirit in a rich, sharing environment.
Extensive carving sessions are interspersed with informative classes and stimulating sculpting lessons during each of our events. Field mentors and instructors are available to help guide you through your challenges. Bring your gear (if you are a beginner, we have tools you can use), connect to our power, water and air sources and peruse the tools and variety of stones being carved and available for purchase from our on-site vendors.
JULY 8th-16th, 2023: Washington Summer Symposium At Camp Pilgrim Firs, Port Orchard, WA
Saturday, July 15, 2023 11 am - 4 pm Sculpture Show at Pilgrim Firs, Port Orchard, WA
Visit with artists, and view 100 sculptures on display and for sale as our 36th Annual Sculpture Symposium culminates. This outdoor event is open to to public.
AUGUST 28 -SEPTEMBER 4th 2023: Suttle Lake Symposium in SIsters, Oregon
AUGUST 19 & 20th, 2023 Evergreen Arboretum Sculpture Walk
In collaboration with the Everett Arboretum & Gardens, Schack Art Center and the Fresh Paint event we will be co-sponsoring a two-day Sculpture Walk at the Evergreen Arboretum in Everett, WA. The Fresh Paint event has attracted tens of thousands of people. Keep your eyes open for the “call for artists”. All members are invited to display your outdoor and indoor pieces at this event. We will be hosting a Soapstone Carving workshop for youth and are looking for volunteers for this event. We will send out a request for volunteer sign up closer to the date.