The Tri State Sculptors 2020 Virtual Conference
opens this FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2nd!
Join us for two weeks of events, all accessed right from your home!
Most events are open to the public, but there are several meetings only open to members in good standing. Make sure your membership dues are paid so you don't miss a single event! You can check your membership status on the TSS website. Click on the link below. If you are not listed in the directory, you are not currently a member in good standing. Update your membership!
Just found out about Tri State Sculptors? New members are always welcome!
2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct 2nd: Opening Night Gathering
Zoom 6:00-8:00pm—Members Only
It's not as great as seeing each other in person but join us as we celebrate sculpture and each other. Come see your old friends and meet new ones! Share news of the past year. It's been a crazy one! At the end of the night, we will raise a toast to friends and sculpture!
Members will receive a link to the Zoom meeting on Friday morning. If you have not used Zoom, you will need to download the app on your computer or phone. Click this link for more information: https://zoom.us/
Saturday, Oct 3rd: Esperanza Cortes Artist Talk/Interview
The 2020 conference was originally planned to be at ASU. Due to Covid-19, we had to move online. Esperanza Cortes was slated to be the keynote speaker. While we will not be able to hear her speak in person, Travis Donovan has been talking with her and created a video interview. Their conversation will be released on the Tri State Sculptors website on Oct. 3rd! https://tristatesculptors.org/2020-virtual-conference
Sun-Fri, Oct 4th-9th: Tri State Sculptors Membership Virtual Exhibition
Tri State Sculptors Outdoor Exhibition at the WNC Sculpture Center
Visit the Tri State Sculptors social media pages every day to see highlighted members with work in the 2020 exhibitions!
Special THANKS to the Western North Carolina Sculpture Center for installing a REAL exhibition! https://www.wncsculpture.org/
Wednesday, Oct 7th: Esperanza Cortes Exhibition Walk-through
Beginning on Wednesday, you can view a walk-through of Esperanza Cortes' work currently installed at the Turchin Center. The link will be on the Tri State Sculptors website. We want to hear your questions! Esperanza will answer them in a recorded Q&A. Send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading, Cortes Question. We must receive your questions by Sunday, Oct 11th.
Sunday, Oct 11th: Tri State Sculptors Annual Business Meeting
Zoom 3:00-5:00pm—Members Only
All members in good standing are invited to attend the business meeting. The big topics will be approval of the updated bylaws and the election of new board members. We are seeking nominations for the following board positions: Vice President, Treasurer, SC Representative, and NC Representative.
Members will receive a link to the Zoom meeting on Sunday morning. A full agenda will be sent out with the meeting invitation.
Sat-Fri, Oct 10th-16th: Tri State Sculptors Members Presentations
Visit the Tri State Sculptors social media pages every day for links to presentations by our members!
Thursday, Oct 15th: Esperanza Cortes Q&A
You asked the questions and Esperanza answered! The Q&A video will be available on the Tri State Sculptors website. https://tristatesculptors.org/2020-virtual-conference
Friday, Oct 16th: Panel Discussion—Sculpture in the Time of Covid-19
Zoom 6:00-8:00pm—Members Only
The closing night of the conference will feature a panel discussion about how Covid-19 has altered our work and our lives. Panel members to be announced. A short Q&A will follow the discussion.
Members will receive a link to the Zoom meeting on Friday morning.
The Tri-State Sculptors Educational Association was formed in 1978 by a group of sculptors from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to promote public awareness and appreciation of sculpture in the region and to exchange ideas and information among its members. The organization holds annual fall conferences with concurrent exhibitions. Presentations cover a wide range of topics of interest to sculptors and those interested in sculpture, casting techniques, public art, studio hazards, gallery relations, professional development, etc.