Charlie Kleiman Scholarship

My sculpture is meant to be touched and caressed. It is both visual and tactile. I truly love working in stone. I love that I can create soft, smooth, caress-able beautiful art from a rough stone” – Charlie Kleiman

Charlie loved the symposium in California, Oregon and Washington. His passion for stone, and for giving 100% of heart and hands resulted in sculptures with meaning. The purpose of this fund is to enable a qualifying “art student” to attend the annual California Sculptors Symposium (CSS).  The “art student” does not need to be enrolled in a formal art education program.

The selection criteria is based on Charlie’s value in creating sculpture in stone. Applicants have to fill out the scholarship form, submit 3-5 images of their artwork, and a Statement of Interest to the CSS scholarship committee stating their goals of creating sculpture in stone.  The applicant who most closely mirrors Charlie’s goals for sculpting in stone will be awarded the scholarship

This scholarship is offered annually and is made possible through generous donations. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation please go to the donate page on the website.

Application Deadline for 2023 is February 15, 2023. Click link to complete application Scholarship Application Form. If there are any technical problems with this form you may also Email this Application, Statement and Images to:

Scholarship Application Form

NorthWest Stone Sculptors Association Exchange Scholarship

In 2023, CSS hopes to again offer a full scholarship to the NWSSA annual symposium held at Pilgrim Firs, southwest of Port Orchard in WA.

To qualify for the NWSSA Exchange Scholarship, you must have attend CSS at least one time prior to submitting this application. Applicants please fill out the scholarship form, submit 3-5 images of their artwork, and a Statement of Interest to the CSS scholarship committee by May 17th, 2023. Click link to complete application Scholarship Application Form.

Deadline for application: May 17, 2023

If you would like to make a donation to California Sculptors Symposium Inc., a non-profit 501c3 organization since 2005 visit our donation page! CSS offers annual sculptors symposiums in Cambria, CA.