This is a great time to look back and reflect on the many accomplishments of the International Sculpture Center over the past year. Year three of our five-year strategic plan was full of new programs and events that further enriched the lives of our membership.
Most recently, we successfully held our International Sculpture Conference, one of the most exciting events of the year. This year’s conference featured great panels, presentations, workshops, demonstrations, mentoring sessions, and ARTSlams. Evening parties rounded off daytime events with opportunities to network and learn more about sculpture. In all, more than 300 people from all over the world attended, including sculptors and sculpture lovers from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, France, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, and the UK.
It was especially great that many students attended this year’s conference. In 2012, the ISC increased its commitment to furthering the development of young people interested in sculpture. This is
a good time to remind ISC members that we are currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Outstanding Educator Award. Successful
candidates for this award are masters of sculptural history, theory, processes, and techniques, who have devoted a major part of their careers to the education of the next generation and to the advancement of the sculpture field as a whole.
In this month’s ISC News (page 80), we recognize individuals who are leaving and joining our Board of Trustees. I would like to recognize David Handley, Mary Ellen Scherl, and Steinunn Thorarinsdottir for their service to the Board. All three departing members have contributed greatly to the success of the ISC, and we thank them for
their participation and ideas. I am also pleased to welcome two new Board members. Deedee Morrison joined the Board in March and has allowed us to leverage her years of experience as a magazine publisher
to strengthen the communication activities of the ISC. Carla Hanzal, the Chief Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art at the Mint Museum, is our second new Board member. Her understanding of sculpture and devotion to the field make her a valuable addition to our Board.
Please join me in welcoming our new Board members and thanking those members who are departing for their service to the ISC.