18th Annual California Sculptors Symposium April 18-25, 2021
[NOTE: April 19-26, 2020 Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19]
Location: Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria, California
Please plan to join us in celebrating our eighteenth annual symposium at Camp Ocean Pines. Artists of all levels are welcome. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a novice, you will enjoy the camaraderie of creating art among like-minded people.
The first symposium in 2003 (Central California Sculptors Retreat) introduced a program that welcomed educators, artists, and students to an energetic, creative environment, in a beautiful location overlooking the Pacific Ocean. California Sculptors Symposium (CSS) continues to feature lectures and demonstrations by premier sculptors.
Camp Ocean Pines is nestled on a hilltop surrounded by a pine forest. Deer and wild turkeys wander the grounds. In the distance, you can hear sea lions barking, woodpeckers pecking, and if you are lucky you can get a glimpse of whales migrating. In a meadow near the main lodge, sculptors set up their workspace: a canopy for shade, a workbench, and tools. Compressed air and electricity are provided. Under a large communal tent, beginners gather to learn from instructors. Clay artists work with life models in a lodge a short walk away. Knowledgeable vendors of sculpture tools, materials and stone are on-site to help you choose what is need to begin or finish a work of art.
Lodging at Camp Ocean Pines consists of environmentally friendly bunk-style cabins and tent camping sites. Three delicious meals are served every day in the main lodge. We offer discounted tuition for those that prefer to rent a hotel room or a small cottage nearby. The nearby town of Cambria has lovely shops, restaurants, and beautiful beaches. Participants can sign-up for a private annual tour of sculpture at Hearst Castle, a short drive away.
This is one event that you don’t want to miss!
President and Director, Stephanie Robison
On Saturday, April 24 – 10am to 5pm the public is invited to view the exhibition put on by all symposium participants.