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COVID-19

Hello stoners,

What a crazy time. It is scary, maybe even terrifying, depending upon the latest news source I have seen. Corona virus and COVID-19 are a serious threat to us here in the northwest and around the country. We do not have any events in the immediate future, but we do have the Women's Hand Carving event coming up in June, Pilgrim Firs in July and Suttle Lake in August. In my hopeful moments I dream of the virus being contained in May and we can continue weaving the magic that is a NWSSA symposium throughout the summer.

The Board of Directors and the symposium managers are keeping a close watch on the recommendations and directions given by the CDC, state governors and other public health officials for public gatherings. We have been in contact with the symposium venues and they are granting us great flexibility. It is still early days and we will continue to monitor developments and discuss the best course of action. Our number one priority is the health of our members. However, I tear up to think of a summer without symposiums.

At this point we have not opened up registration for Pilgrim Firs or Suttle Lake, and we will wait longer than normal to begin registration for these events. We have been taking registrations for the Women's Hand Carving event. We are trying to structure these events such that if we need to cancel our members can get a full refund of the symposium fee.

Researchers are working on the question of whether a head to toe covering of stone dust (excluding a face mask and goggle shadow) conveys any protection from viruses. Stay tuned for more information.

Ken - Prez

Covid-19 Common Questions & Resources Below is a select list of links to some great resources we found regarding Covid-19 information and resources (some especially for artists).

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2019 NWSSA Events

2019 NWSSA Events
January 13th Rich Hestekind Tool & Stone Auction at Marenakos Rock Center, Preston, WA
January 14-February 9th"Cross + Over" Group Show at Portland Community College Sylvania Campus

February 2nd Winter Holiday Party at Marenakos Rock Center, Preston, WA
February 20-24th  Northwest Flower & Garden Show Call for Art - Education Booth #2502
May 31st- June 2nd  Women's Weekend Hand Carving Event Old Alcohol Plant Inn, Port Hadlock, WA
June 2nd Artists In Action Women's Stone Sculpture Show, Old Alcohol Plant Inn, Port Hadlock, WA
June 9th Outdoor Sculpture Show, Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA
July 6th-14th Camp Pilgrim Firs International Stone Carving Symposium, Port Orchard, WA
July 13th  Outdoor Sculpture Show Port Orchard, WA
August 11th-18th  Suttle Lake International Stone Carving Symposium, Sisters, OR

August 17th  Outdoor Sculpture Show Suttle Lake, OR
October 12th-15th International Sculpture Conference, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR



Find NW Stone Sculptors Association Members' Work at 
Rotating Sculpture Shows:
The Old Alcohol Plant Inn, Port Hadlock, WA

Kubota Gardens

Soapstone Carving Workshop for Youth Soapstone bear carving

Kubota Garden is hosting a unique, community arts experience on Saturday, June 2nd brought to us by the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association who will lead local youth, ages 8-17 in discovering the art of crafting a sculpture through soapstone carving. Instructors will guide participants through the process of shaping this beautiful, natural material into a figurine to take home. Participation is free and the soapstone and all necessary tools will be provided courtesy of the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association and 4Culture.

Registration is required: Register Here
There are two, 90-minute, workshops (one beginning at 10:00am, the other at 1:00pm), with a limit of 50 youth in each workshop. Participants will be working with soapstone and water and soapstone dust will get on participants clothing, so dress appropriately.

Morning Registration sign-in 9:30 am; workshop 10-11:30 am
Afternoon Registration sign-in 12:30; workshop 1-2:30 pm

* Please arrive early to sign-in. Registration opens 30 minutes before workshop.
* Parent or adult must accompany child to registration in order to sign permission slip and waiver for photography.
* Adults bringing children ages 12 and under are encouraged to stay with them during the workshop.
* Bring your own drinking water and snack if needed.
* The Terrace Overlook is outdoors, so dress for the weather.

This event will be a wonderful opportunity to combine handiwork, mental focus and three-dimensional thinking, all while enjoying the stunning surroundings of Seattle’s historic American Japanese garden. The event is open to the public for viewing.

The event is sponsored by Kubota Garden Foundation, the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association and 4Culture.


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Sculpture Northwest

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March April 2020 Sculpture Northwest Journal Cover



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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.


**Members: Until the next issue is out, to view or download the March-April 2020 issue of Sculpture NorthWest, login with your memberID and then click on this link:Sculpture NorthWest

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March April 2020 Sculpture Northwest Journal Cover



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.

  • Adrian Hoye
  • Renda Greene
  • John Thompson

**Members: Until the next issue is out, to view or download the March-April 2020 issue of Sculpture NorthWest, login with your memberID and then click on this link:Sculpture NorthWest

For non-members; this issue will be available for viewing when next issue is published. Sign-up and become a member to get the latest journal right away.

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January February Sculpture Northwest Journal Cover



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November December 2019 Sculpture Northwest Journal Cover



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September October 2019 Sculpture Northwest Journal Cover



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May June 2019 Sculpture Northwest Journal Cover



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