Upcoming events

    • 05 May 2017
    • 30 Jun 2017
    • AVA Chattanooga

    MSA Memebers Exhibition

    The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) and the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) are partnering to present a juried exhibition of work by MSA members. This exhibit seeks to foster MSA’s mission to advance the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors. 


    1. All applicants MUST be a current Mid-South Sculpture Alliance member in order to submit an application. If you are not an MSA member, or if your membership has lapsed, you can visit http://www.midsouthsculpture.org/membership to update your membership status.
    2. Artists working in any 3-dimensional medium are encouraged to apply.
    3. Artists must have a current body of work, comprised of at least 5 pieces, which the artist is able to show at the time of application.

    Limitation & Restrictions

    1. All work must be original and completed within the last 2 years.
    2. Works must not have been previously exhibited at AVA.
    3. Works must be no larger than 33” at it’s widest and 82” at it’s tallest, or works must be able to disassemble to fit within these dimensions.
    4. Works must not exceed 100 lbs.
    5. AVA handles all sales transactions and receives a 30% commission from all gallery sales.
    6. All shipping or hand delivery and return of work for exhibition is the responsibility of the artist.
    7. AVA reserves the right to reject works that are misrepresented in the application process or are not properly outfitted to display in the gallery.
    More information soon!

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Watkins College, Nashville, TN

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    Sculptors and art lovers from all over the Southeast will have a rare opportunity to hear a presentation and then participate in an open discussion about sculpture with recent Guggenheim fellow, University of Tennessee professor and sculptor John Powers on Oct 7th.

    ConFab will kick off at 9 a.m. at Watkins College with registration, coffee & pastries and an opportunity to visit with other sculptors and art lovers.  John Powers will present the key note address at 10 a.m.  followed by a discussion between the sculptor and the audience.  A box lunch will follow and then participants can choose between attending an Emerging Artist Panel featuring John Powers, Brian Jobe of Locate Arts, and Ariel Laverly of Watkins College, attending a presentation entitled Maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture/ Problems, Procedures,  and Materials presented by Eva Conwell or exploring Nashville. 

    Be sure to also register for the MSA Dinner at Amerigo, an Italian restaurant, with our featured geust John Powers on Saturday night from 8-10 pm!  Another great opportunity to engage with John powers and socialize with other sculptors and art lovers. Dinner will include a choice of salad, choice of entree including Eggplant Parmesan, Shrimp Scampi, Chicken Marsala, Prime Sirloin, Salmon, Picatta or Pasta Pomodoro and a choice of dessert. Cost per plate $55.

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