The International Sculpture Center, now in its 54th year of service to the field, has grown to become a major connective force in the sculpture world. Bringing together working artists, students, arts professionals, amateurs, and collectors, the ISC represents the collaborative efforts of everyone engaged in the world of sculpture. This high degree of connectivity is reflected in our diverse programming and through the publication of Sculpture magazine. The ISC’s reach is vast. Few organizations set such high goals of service.
As the new Chairman of the ISC Board of Trustees, my hope is to build on our goals. I applaud the staff, which is small but mighty, led by Executive Director Johannah Hutchison. They are able to accomplish so much and truly deserve our support. I am most interested in continuing our support of the work itself and of the artists who create it. Creativity is an open-ended engagement, and this organization fosters that dialogue.
Here’s our mission: Expand the public understanding and appreciation of sculpture internationally. Demonstrate the power of sculpture to educate and effect social change. Engage artists and art professionals in a dialogue to advance the field. Promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.
We have much to look forward to this year at the International Sculpture Center. On April 30, we will be hosting the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The 2014 LAA honors two world-renowned sculptors, Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard. This will be an exciting event, so please plan to join us there.
The ISC will hold its 2014 International Sculpture Conference in New Orleans, October 1–4, 2014. ISC conferences are always exciting, full of interesting dialogue and ideas. With artists, collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts all together in one place, it’s a great way to connect with everyone face-to-face.
I hope to see you at one, or more, of these events this year, and I thank you for your continued support of the field.