What an exciting year 2013 will be for the International Sculpture Center. One of the most exciting events of the year is just around the corner. If you havenít already made your plans, consider attending the ISCís New Zealand Symposium, February 11Ė15th. There will be plenty of activities, including panel discussions, private tours of collectorsí homes, exclusive visits to sculpture parks, and several optional activities.
Through ISConnects in 2013, we will continue to bring our organization together with other groups and institutions around the world to explore original ideas on contemporary sculpture. This year launches the third year of the successful and engaging ISConnects series and will see more events in more places.
This year will also provide many opportunities to recognize outstanding achievements in sculpture. Later this year, the ISC will be honoring an outstanding patron and educator, and a jury will be choosing another set of talented emerging students for the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. The recipient of our Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award will also be announced later this year. While the date for the Lifetime Achievement gala has not been established, we do know that we will be recognizing another sculptor for his or her exemplary contributions to the field. Candidates for the award are masters of sculptural processes and techniques who have devoted their careers to the development of a laudable body of sculptural work, as well as to the advancement of the sculpture field as a whole.
The ISC has many other exciting activities planned, including more content in Sculpture magazine, more Web updates, an ISC blog in multiple languages, and the publication of the fifth book for ISC Press, on alternative approaches to public art.
We are fortunate to have great volunteers, staff, and Board members to carry out the work of the ISC as we enter the fourth year of our strategic plan. If you havenít already done so, itís not too late to contribute to our Annual Appeal to support the great programs and the work of the ISC.
On behalf of the staff and Board of the ISC, best wishes for a great and fun-filled 2013.