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” – Charli 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 22, 2023 midnight. 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

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.