Scholarships

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 California Sculptors Symposium (CSS) April 2020.  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 is February 25th. 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: css-scholarships@googlegroups.com.

Scholarship Application Form


NorthWest Stone Sculptors Association Exchange Scholarship

CSS is offering a full scholarship to the NWSSA annual symposium which runs from July 11 to July 19, 2020, 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 23rd, 2020. Click link to complete application Scholarship Application Form.

Deadline for application: May 23, 2020


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.