& Culture Sculpture
Most sculptors are solitary artists working on projects in workshops
or installation sites. Organizations provide a method of easy
communication, the ability to see what members are working on,
and information on exhibitions to gain recognition for work.
Besides a great place to network and socialize, organizations may offer other benefits such as healthcare coverage or discounts on equipment and supplies.
Most associations have an index that lists members or provides
links to members' sites. Learn more about professional activities,
sign up for membership, or view sculptors' work in online galleries
in this guide to sculptors' associations, organizations and guilds
International Sculpture Center - Conferences, publications, and special
events are just the beginning of the resources available through this site. International
for exhibitions, searchable listings of members' portfolios where art work
can be bought or commissioned, an active forum for professional discussions and
much more for both the artist and members of the public who appreciate the art
Sculpture Society - The oldest organization of professional sculptors
in the United States provides a searchable database of individual sculptors. Select the focus of the work from categories such as animals, allegorical,
female figure and others. The search results bring up a sample of work along with
Society of British Sculptors - Find professional advice including
information on awards, events, news and more for UK sculptors. Search through
Online Gallery for a very nice presentation of individual work. They also
provide Professional Development Seminars for Sculptors, Sculpting A Living
to help professionals hone their business skills.
Visual Artists Ireland (formerly Sculptors Society of Ireland) - This
is an organization that is focused on the professional visual artist incorporating
many media in one site. There is no search of artists portfolios, but plenty of
news, projects, an online newsletter, career and educational resources, calls
for exhibitions, links, insurance and more...
Association of Sculptors of Victoria - Professional organization for Victoria,
Australia with current news, on going exhibitions and juried prizes, search of
members and links to members web sites, memberships info, links to other Australian
and international associations. [Thanks to ormi for the suggestion]
Society of Sculptors - Austin-based sculptors' guild offering education,
juried shows, and an annual Sculpt-Fest.
Society of Portrait Sculptors - The name is self explanatory, the site
is easy on the eyes and with a simple design, easy to move about. Exhibitions
and awards are represented and there are a few links to other sculpting sites.
There doesn't seem to be a search of individual members, but they do offer assistance
if you are interested in commissioning a sculpted portrait.