Northwest Stone Sculptors Association
  • Call for Artists

    Artists whose intent is to promote sculptural artists and art forms, share knowledge and ideas, and create a cohesive community amongst sculptors. Read More
  • Grindopedia

    It all started with a post requesting rational power tool information in one place, then a name "grindopedia", and then substantial follow-up from a vibrant community with a good spirit. From "grindopedia" you can find out about: Blades and Diamonds, Glazed Diamonds, Grinders, Polishing, Air Hammers, Sanding Mandrels, Safety Check List... Read More
  • Sculpture Northwest

    Sculpture NorthWest Quarterly is the journal/newsletter of the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association, and is co-edited by Penelope Crittenden and Lane Tompkins. Its purpose is to provide a published showcase for the art of stone sculpting. Read More

Northwest Stone Sculptors Association

2015 Sculpture Show

web2015PosterNWSSA's 28th Annual Sculpture Show

 

Saturday, July 18th 2015

from 11am - 4 pm

Treacy Levine Center at Camp Brotherhood

24880 Brotherhood Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98274

This FREE event is open to the public - all are welcome!

This is not a museum show, please come see & touch beautiful works in an outdoor setting. Visit with over 60 artists as they work, learn about the stone and tools we use to create sculpture, see works on display and for sale, or try your hand at carving in our demo booth!


Directions:

From I-5 South, Take I-5 South to Exit # 221 (Lake McMurray Exit). Head East on HWY 534. Go apx. 6 miles to a "T" in road (at Lake McMurray), turn right (south) onto Hwy 9. Go 1.5 miles to Brotherhood Road (past mile marker 39).Turn left onto Brotherhood Rd and follow this uphill to Camp Brotherhood follow signs to Exhibit

From I-5 North, Exit # 208 (Arlington/Sylvana), Head East on HWY 530. Go 3 miles to the first stoplight. Turn left to head North on HWY 9 for nine miles. Look for Brotherhood Road (just past mile marker 38). Turn right onto Brotherhood Rd and follow this uphill to Camp Brotherhood, follow signs to Exhibit.

Image: Ruth Mueseler "Grandmother of Time" photo courtesy of Anne Lancaster


Camp B 2015 Registration, July 11-19

28th Annual International Stone Carving Symposium   

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We invite you to join us at the Treacy Levine Center at Camp Brotherhood for up to eight days of playing with stone, communing with nature, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow stone enthusiasts. Bring yourself, your creative energy, your humor, tools, and a favorite piece of stone. If you don’t have stone or tools, we have an entire tent set up for beginners with tools and instructors. 

The Camp upkeeps lodge rooms and provides three full meals a day for the ultimate freedom to delve into carving and making friends. Tools and stone are also available for sale by our vendors. Sharing information, tips, and inspiration is something we all do. Evenings are filled with slideshows, informational talks, a hoot of a fundraising auction, a music filled final night party, campfires and more. You are also invited to bring a piece for the public sculpture show on the last Saturday.

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Suttle Lake Symposium 2015

Suttle Lake Stone Sculptors Symposium 
August 23rd - 30th, 2015 - Sisters, Oregon
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New Location!

NWSSA is pleased to announce a new location and extended days (at the same price) for our annual Oregon State Stone Carving Symposium! You may be familiar with "Camp Brotherhood" Symposium in Washington State - We hope you will join us for "Camp Sisters" near Sisters, Oregon for our Stone carving symposium this August! 

Suttle Lake Campground

Stone carvers are invited to convene at the Suttle Lake Campground near Sisters, Oregon for 7 days of sculpting fun. Set up a tent to carve, share, learn and be challenged. From the beginner's tent to the professional tool chest, there are ample ways to learn, get involved,  and connect with other artists.

Carving sessions are interspersed with tool & safety instruction, informative sessions, and on the field mentoring. Field instructors are always available to answer questions. Bring your gear (if you are a beginner, we have tools you can use), we provide power, water and air. S
hould you need them, there are tools and stone available for purchase.

We provide three meals and rooms. In the evenings, artists show their images and talk about their sculpture. If you need a break, hike in the surrounding hills or grab a boat and head out on the lake. In the evening folks can gather around the campfire before turning in.

Stay tuned to our website and facebook page for more details. If you would like to join us this year, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to our mailing list so you will receive notice about our next Oregon State Symposium event!

Workshops Available & Lower Membership Fee

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We listened to your input and have begun scheduling half to full day workshops to bring small groups of carvers together. [CLICK HERE] look them over for the details and register.   

This Winter, we will have workshop at Portland Community College - and we are looking to also bring together people in the Eugene/Salem/Vancouver British Columbia area. 

We'll keep you informed and ask that you keep checking the "Upcoming Workshops" (under "Events and News") part of the web site.

Here are some of the workshops we have held, if you'd like to see them presented again, drop us a note:  Sharpening Tools,  MarenakosPedestals, Photographing 3D Art, Neolithic Stone Tour Turning Your Stone into Bronze,  Carving Face and Human HeadWorking From Your Strengths To Find YOUR Way,  Professional Photography of your Artwork, Carving the Human Figure, Field Trip to Olivine/Dunite Quarry, Abstract on OrcasPolishing Hard StoneWorking Wet; Dust Free Stone Carving , ART(ifacts) To What End?

AND to further encourage new and renewing members, the board has decided to reduce NWSSA membership to $45. If you plan on attending two or more workshops, becoming a member makes good sense. Take a look and see if

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About NWSSA

feathers and wedgesOur mission is to nurture the community of stone sculptors by developing educational opportunities, providing a support system to members, and facilitating interaction with regional, national, and international communities.To learn about becoming a member of Northwest Stone Sculptors Association (NWSSA) click here (or click on "Become a Member" to the right of your screen).

NWSSA is an association of stone sculptors that was founded in 1984 by Meg Pettibone in Seattle. Our first symposium was in 1986 in the Methow Valley east of the Cascade mountains in Washington state. We have since grown to include stone sculptors and associates throughout the western US, Canada, and other parts of the world. We are a federal tax exempt status 501c nonprofit membership organization.

Sculpture Northwest

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  • President's Message
  • Artist Spotlight: Bill Weissinger

  • Deborah Wilson Jade Carving At Camp Brotherhood

  • Karla Matzke’s Workshop on Camano Island

  • George Pratt’s Workshop in BC

  • NWSSA’s One Day "Finding your carving style" Workshop

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