THIS, THE 17TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE 'STONE TRIBE,' will take place in Ventura, CA where it was held twice previously (in 2010 and 2011, both memorable occasions).

We are pleased to return to this amiable, art-oriented coastal community and show our support for them after the disastrous fires that occurred there in December.

Ventura has been a most excellent venue for these events, readily accessible as it is from airports in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, with discounted lodging for WORKSHOPS and SYMPOSIUM participants, many excellent restaurants, the proximity of the sea, beach stones to play with and, not least, the fact that rental cars, while a convenience, are not a necessity there—in the old town, where the SYMPOSIUM, the WORKSHOPS and the LITHIC OLYMPIC GAMES will take place, everything is within walking or biking distance.

The Ventura community will welcome us as they have before—and the Anacapa Brewing Co. will again produce the excellent ROCKNOCKERS’ ALE in our honor.

We hope to see you there.

P.S. We encourage stonemasons and stone artists from EUROPE, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA and ASIA to come to Ventura and participate in these events--in consideration of the cost of travel, your registration fees will be waived.