Texas Sculpture Association

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Take It to the Next Dimension

Sculpture Symposium

                                             Friday and Saturday, February 16 and 17, 2018

                           Sponsored by the Texas Sculpture Association and Brookhaven College

Take It to the Next Dimension Sculpture Symposium is an opportunity for sculptors of all ages and experience levels to come together and enhance their professionalism. If you are a high school or college student, if you are a beginning sculpture enthusiast or a serious professional, there is something here for you.

We have assembled a distinguished faculty to help you take your sculpture to the next dimension. These individuals include:

Alicia Eggert is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the relationship between language, image and time. She is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art and the Sculpture Program Coordinator at the University of North Texas and will be the Symposium’s keynote speaker.

Natalie Macellaio is the Professor of Sculpture at Brookhaven College who specializes in jewelry/metalwork.  She will present a hands-on opportunity for participants to improve the quality of their art portfolios, so critical to applying for exhibitions, art residencies and educational opportunities.

Dr. Kay Kallos is the Public Art Program Manager for the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and has worked with nationally and regionally-renowned artists to commission artworks for the City of Dallas since 2009. She will share the details and steps involved in becoming a public artist.

Elena Greer is the Social Media Coordinator at the Ft. Worth Community Arts Center where she specializes in digital media design and implementation. She will assist participants in registering for the Café and PublicArt.org art media information websites.

Art Garcia has over 20 years of experience as one of the principle partners at the Graphic Content consortium. He will share his expertise in how to creating outstanding presentation material that can be used in applying for private and public art opportunities.

Nick Bontrager is an interdisciplinary artist whose work and research explores the physical and conceptual nature of the moving image, game-based interactions and exchanges, and the idea of replicas or facsimiles as tools of preservation. He will be speaking about current trends in new media.

Greg Metz in the Clinical Associate Professor of Studio Art and Gallery Director at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is an interdisciplinary artist and curator will share his national and international experience in how to value your work and yourself as an artist. 

DeBorah Stephenson is the Special Programs for Older Artists Coordinator for the Brookhaven College 50+ Program. For nine years she has managed one of the most innovative and far reaching programs in the DCCCD system. She will make you aware of opportunities that you didn’t know existed.

Kristen Penrod is owner of Mixed Media Funhouse.com.  She will be speaking on marketing your art through Photography and Social Media

Special Events:

Brookhaven Tours and Demonstrations – Tours of the galleries, classrooms and studios of the Dallas County Community College District’s flagship art campus will be given on Friday from 4:00 to 5:00 and from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

TSA Members’ Orientation – The Texas Sculpture Association will show new members how they can best utilize the benefits of the TSA Newsletter, website, member exhibitions, workshops, studio tours and vendor discounts. Member orientations will take place on Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Pop-Up Sculpture Exhibition and Reception - Symposium enrollees are invited to bring their best example of a single sculpture for a special pop-up art exhibition during both days of the symposium. Pedestal or floor based sculpture may be delivered on Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and will be shown during the symposium. Sculpture may be retrieved after 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Sculpture Program Tables – Representatives from a various Texas area colleges and universities will be on hand to share information and answer questions from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday.

Artist’s Reception -  An artist’s exhibition reception will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday evening February 16. During the exhibition, each participant will have the opportunity to vote for one student best-in-show and one professional best-in-show. The winner in each category will receive a free one-year membership in the Texas Sculpture Association and will be announced at the post symposium party Food and drink will be provided.

Food and Drink – Saturday morning beverages and Saturday lunch will be provided for all symposium participants.

TSA Post Symposium Annual Social– On Saturday evening, following the symposium, all TSA members are invited to a celebrate at The Londoner Pub and Grill, 14930 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001. (Under age TSA members may attend but will not be served alcohol) You do not have to participate in the Symposium to attend the Social

Symposium Tickets: (purchase through the website)

TSA Members - $80.        Non-TSA Members - $110.

TSA Students -  $40.        Non-TSA Students -  $60.

Students must provide a current student ID at the symposium.


For a 1-year membership (2018) Texas Sculpture Association.

General Member - $40.

Student Member - $25.    

Click the PAYPAL tab at the top of the page to pay membership dues and buy Symposium tickets.  You do not need a Paypal account to pay through the link, just a credit or debit card.




Based in the DFW area, our Association holds numerous sculpture shows every year as well as a lecture series that covers a wide range of information. TSA holds regular social events and produces a weekly newsletter filled with opportunities and upcoming events. It's an ideal place to network, share ideas, and get involved in the arts!

Membership is open to sculptors, sculpture collectors, and sculpture admirers of all ages.

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Take it to the Next Dimension Sculpture Symposium
February 16, 2018
Special Event

The theme of the symposium is "Take it to the Next Dimension". We will have speakers on topics such as how to apply for...