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Call For Art: NWSSA Member Booth at the Portland Gem & Mineral Show

We have many members in Oregon State who have been hoping for more events to display their work and talk about rocks... HERE's YOUR CHANCE!
NWSSA plans to host a booth at the Portland Region Gem & Mineral Show running from October 6-8th.

The 42nd Annual Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show
Fri & Sat 10-6pm, Sun 10-5pm
Wingspan Event and Conference Center at the Westside Commons at 801 NE 34th Ave, Hillsboro, OR, 97124(across from the Hillsboro airport)
Admission $7 weekend pass, kids 12 & under free

We need volunteers to help host our booth, talk to fellow stone enthusiasts about the tools we use, where we find our cool stones and how we carve them! Member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. has generously offered to help organize, but we need more volunteers.
Setup is October 5th
Show runs October 6 and 7 from 10-6 and Sunday the 8th from 10-5,
With cleanup Sunday evening

Please Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to assist with our Booth!

Call For Artists: Federation of Canadian Artists

The Federation of Canadian Artists is a national membership services organization with over 3,000 members that promotes Canadian art and artists, and has existed for ovEr 80 years. Previously open only to 2D artists, the Federation is now welcoming sculptural (3D) artists to participate.

Member Benefits:
  • Eligibility to exhibit at the Granville Island Gallery. There will be 8 exhibitions available to sculptors in 2023. Awards and cash prizes.
  • 3 Additional opportunities for on-line only exhibitions.
  • Professional recognition by peer artists who establish standards.
  • FCA us opportunity for association with an organization reputation for integrity throughout the art community including professional, emerging, amateur artists, educational institutions, galleries, museums, collections and patrons.
  • FCA member-only services include"
    • Discounts on workshops/talks/classes
    • Quarterly Art Avenue magazine subscription and bi-weekly newsletter which features members and their news.
    • Discounted rates on advertising in the magazine.
    • 65% commission paid on sales (50% for non-members)

For more information
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NWSSA Member Call For Art - Kubota Garden Group Show

Call For Art:
Saturday, September 30th, 2023 - 10am to 4pm

 Terrace Overlook at Kubota Garden in Seattle
Sculptures of all sizes and artists of all skill levels are greatly appreciated. Since NWSSA are providing the pedestals, we need to know how many sculptures you are bringing. Please do let Markos Weiss know as soon as possible (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-919-7749).

Come to participate in the show and to enjoy and explore the 20+ acres of the Japanese American garden in the south end of Seattle.

We need your help to make this a great success!

  • Setup will be from 8am to 10am
  • The show will go from 10am to 4pm.
  • Breakdown will occur from 4pm until 6pm.  Please pickup your sculptures as soon as possible after the close of the show at 4:00 pm. We need them off the pedestals so that we can disassemble and load the pedestals.

This joint venture by NWSSA and Kubota Garden Foundation is a chance for you to show your work and to sell to a large audience. Commission will be 20% (NWSSA will ask for 10% of anything sold and Seattle Parks and Recreation takes 10%)

Sculpt Proud,
Markos and NWSSA team

p.s. Maps and additional information will be sent as we get closer to the event.

The Kubota Garden Foundation is jointly sponsoring a SCULPTURE WALK with the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association.
Kubota Garden
9817 55th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

Kubota Garden is a 20-acre Japanese garden in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. A public park since 1987, it was started in 1927 by Fujitaro Kubota, a Japanese emigrant. Today, it is maintained as a public park by the Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Kubota Garden Foundation. This public garden boasts paths meandering over 2 red bridges, 11 ponds featuring 140 maple varieties, 30 hydrangea varieties in addition to many other seasonal flowering plants and trees.

NWSSA Member Garden Show Opportunity!

Greetings Fellow Stone Carvers!  

Have you thought about displaying your sculpture in front of thousands of people?  Here is your chance! You can participate in the NWSSA’S Booth at the Washington Convention Center.


Hours 9am - 8pm, except Sunday 9am - 6pm

We are currently accepting pieces for the show.  Beginner sculpture is encouraged. Please use the following google form (having a gmail account is not required) the form will request you to include the material used in the sculpture, the name of your piece, your contact information, attach a picture, and a price. Be aware that If your piece has shown in this show more than once we will not accept it. 

Because this show is located in Downtown Seattle, requiring parking fees we are not charging the usual 30% commission. 

*We highly recommend in the description on the form to write a little about each piece. It can be about your artistic thoughts when making it, what you wanted to pass on to the viewer, about the stone and its geology,  or what it represents. Just something to engage the viewer with the artist and the work when other people working a shift can help share about your piece.

Garden Show Application

Thanks, Aerin Sizelove

*If you have any issues with the google form or have questions, reach out or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Price Sculpture Forest Call For Art

There are many opportunities to show your art at Price Sculpture Forest. We encourage your participation. The park will provide you with excellent public exposure in a beautiful setting. We offer early phase participants 100% of your sales proceeds with no commission, to encourage inclusion of your best work and to support you as an artist. Check out the opportunities and submission guidelines below.

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The Sculpture Forest initially has two specific themes and some other guidelines which perform best in our jurying process. Future rotating shows will be more open ended. Each of the two overarching sculptural themes has its own devoted walking trail loop.

Representation of beauty in forms of natural elements, animals, plants, ecosystems, and human interaction with the non‐civilized world. Preference is for uplifting, positive messages and experiences (or neutral ones), though we will occasionally consider works that poetically evoke the dangers and implications of environmental degradation. Sculptures should be at home in a native forest setting.

Bring on the fun! This section of the park is devoted to releasing a sense of discovery. What will appear around the next turn of the trail? Will it make the grandparents laugh? Will it make the kids say “that’s really cool”? Is it unusual or beguiling in a relatable way? Is it fantastical or well outside the norm? These are all worthy ideas for Whimsy Way.

There is a general preference for stone, some natural looking metals, and bio‐natural materials (wood, shells, antlers, etc.) in Nature Nurtured. In Whimsy Way, all materials, colors, and approaches are open ended. Sculptures should be sturdy to handle potentially appreciative hands and to hold up well in an outdoor year-round environment.

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Public Art Archive

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive. Public art is defined here as art that is situated in a location that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible. Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may also be eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art.

The Public Art Archive™ (PAA™), like™ (CaFE™), is powered by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). The Western States Arts Federation is a nonprofit regional arts service organization dedicated to the development of an expanded awareness of the power of the arts. Much of the organization’s work is accomplished through the development of technologies that benefit the arts and the arts community. WESTAF created the PAA™, which launched in 2009 with the collections of a few pilot public art agencies. We are pleased to invite artists and collection managers to include their artworks on this premier database for public art.

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NWSSA Artist Call: Old Alcohol Plant Inn

Call to NWSSA member artists for sculpture submissions to be installed at
310 Hadlock Bay Rd. 
Port Hadlock, WA. 98339 


The owners of the Inn have created an opportunity for an on-going display of sculpture. 

Sculptures not to exceed 100 lbs for ease of installation. Pedestals are supplied by the Inn.

In the main lobby near the Spirits Bar & Grill Restaurant, there is space for at least a dozen sculpture pieces on pedestals. There are 4 four-shelf glass showcases for smaller works in the gift shop area.

Sales commission is 40% which supports the Old Alcohol Plant Inn's mission to provide lodging for community members in need, create jobs to enhance our economy, and provide a beautiful waterfront location for events and classes.

To Apply online [Click HERE] otherwise download the application form, fill it in and email 2 pictures of each piece with size and dimensions.

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Groundswell: City of Shoreline Public Art Program

Call for Temporary Environmental Artwork

As a means of fostering new interpretations of art and nature in urban spaces, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program seeks temporary artworks for display in parks (along trails, glades, meadows, and reclaimed gravel pits), especially Brugger’s Bog and Southwoods,to encourage audiences to visit these resources as well as to exercise and spend time in comparative silence. Walking, way-finding, and searching for the “hidden” artwork is a primary component of the project. Proposals will be juried by a selection panel consisting of an artist, art professional and/or collector, professional handler / engineer, additional community resident(s) and City staff. The City will promote the artwork on its website and newsletters, producing a map to encourage exploration of the area. For time and materials, selected artists are offered honoraria of $500 - $1,500 (depending on scope of project) following installation.

Although there is no deadline, the submission pool is reviewed quarterly (approximate dates: March 24, June 23, Sept. 22, Dec. 1). Artists should submit materials 2 weeks before these dates for full consideration.

For More Information, please visit City of Shoreline

Call for Artists

We always try to post current public art projects, artist fellowships, juried visual art competitions and exhibition opportunities that might appeal to our members. If you would like to make sure that a Call for Artists opportunity appears on our website, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following are links to helpful sites with information, resources more calls for artists in all disciplines:

  Here is a link to the Artist Trust site:

Here is a link to CaFE site which serves as an aggregator for artist calls:  

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Here is a link to the Regional Arts & Culture Council: