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ISC BOARD AND STAFF
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The ISC Board of Trustees is a volunteer body of (up to) 36 individuals who are responsible for establishing priorities, setting policy, and ensuring the financial health of the organization. The ISC Board maintains a balance of working sculptors and patrons/supporters of sculpture.


Jack Becker
Arts Administrator
Omaha, Nebraska

Jack F. Becker, Ph.D. is the Executive Director & CEO of Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Becker earned his Bachelor of Art in art history at Carleton College in Minnesota; his Master of Art in art history and Ph.D. in American art at the University of Delaware; and his Master of Business Administration at the University of Michigan.
Sylvia Brown
Secretary of Brian Wall Foundation
San Francisco, CA
Sylvia Brown is Secretary/Treasurer of the Brian Wall Foundation, which benefits working artists in financial need. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Sylvia has worked as a gallerist, communications executive and art writer. As founding partner of the San Francisco public relations agency Brown & Collins, she developed partnerships among museums, galleries, civic art commissions and business sponsors.
Robert Duncan
Chair
Duncan Aviation
Lincoln , NE
Robert Duncan is chairman emeritus of ISC. Together with his wife, Karen, the Duncans share their extensive contemporary arts and crafts collection through loans, tours and numerous articles in national press publications.
Carole Feuerman
Artist
New York & Florida
Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors. She sculpts and paints monumental, life-size, and miniature works in bronze, resin and marble. She is best known for her large outdoor painted bronze figurative pieces with water themes.

Carla Hanzal
Vice President of Public Art - Arts & Science Council
North Carolina

Carla Hanzal has 25 years of experience working with contemporary artists, arts organizations and stakeholders to commission works of art and produce exhibitions. Hanzal now leads the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Art Program, which administers the public art ordinance, providing up to one percent of construction costs for art initiatives.

John Henry
Chairman Emeritus
Artist
Chattanooga , TN

John Henry is known worldwide for his large-scale public works of art. His works are included in major museum, corporate, public, and private collections worldwide. He holds leadership positions on numerous boards of acts organizations.

Peter Hobart
Chairman Emeritus
Hobart Brothers International (retired)
Troy , OH / Rome, Italy

Peter Hobart was Chair of the ISC Board of Trustees for six years. He is also an international entrepreneur, Hobart Brother’s former vice president for international business, and a board member of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology.

Aparajita Jain
India
Art purveyor Aparajita Jain is amongst the leading names in the Indian art world, putting the country's contemporary art on the international map. She is the owner and co-founder of Nature Morte, India's leading contemporary art gallery. Aparajita is also the founder of the Saat Saath Arts Foundation and has created the first international art space in Rajasthan. Jain is on the board of the Delhi Chapter of YPO and was a founding member of the Harvard South Asia Institute Arts program.

Seward Johnson
Chairman Emeritus - in Memoriam
Sculptor, Grounds For Sculpture founder
Recognized as one of America’s foremost realists working in sculpture, Seward Johnson has exhibited extensively in the US and overseas, inclusive of a solo exhibition at the Corcoran in Washington, DC, the Venice Biennale, and in the cities of Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Hannover, Milan, Lisbon, Dallas, Chicago among others,
Ree Kaneko
Chairman Emeritus
Art Administrator
Omaha , NE
Ree Kaneko has been supporting the arts for over 38 years.  Her main objectives have been to support artists by providing studios, stipends and exhibition opportunities. 

Josh Kanter
Chicago , IL
Joshua S. Kanter is general counsel and co-investment manager of Windy City, Inc.,a private investment management firm. He is a collector and has served on the boards of numerous public, private and non-profit concerns. He has been the chairman of the ISC Board since 2005.

Nanci Lanni
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
Nanci Lanni is the Chair of the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park marking her second time sitting on the Board. In addition to her involvement on the Board she also served as the Special Projects Director and acting Co-Director of Pyramid Hill. In her career she has sat on the Board of the ISC, and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, and the Fitton Center for Fine Arts and sits on the Board of the Cincinnati Opera Company. Nanci has built her rich career in the arts after receiving her BFA at Syracuse University

Marc LeBaron
Chairman Emeritus
Lincoln Industries
Lincoln , NE
Marc LeBaron is Chairman and CEO of Lincoln Industries in Lincoln Nebraska, one of the nation’s largest and most diverse metal finishing companies. He is an art collector and has also held leadership positions in many organizations.
George McLendon
North Carolina
Dr.George McLendon is the Vice President of Therapeutic Research and Development at the nation's largest non-profit health care company, Carolina's HealthCare System. He is an educator, research scientist and entrepreneur. McLendon has published over 200 research papers in chemistry, physics and biology and holds multiple patents. He is a founding co-director of TMCx and serves on advisory and governing boards for several early-stage life science companies.

Hilary Nitka
Vice Chair
Park City, UT
Hilary has served on the board of the Kimball Art Center. Art and sculpture have been a passion and a shared interest with her husband Ben for many years. After owning a gallery in Chicago that specialized in photography, her interests expanded to include a variety of diverse artistic expressions.

Jon Ott
Vice Chair
San Francisco, CA
Jon Ott is currently a Vice President of Sales at Salesforce in San Francisco, California. Jon has been collecting art for 16 years, with extensive sculpture collections by Richard Hunt, Fletcher Benton and Charles Ginnever. Jon has taken an active role in collaborating directly with leaders in the field of sculpture conservation. Jon, together with his wife Molly, has had parts of their collection exhibited at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, David Zwirner Gallery in New York, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Monterey Museum of Art, and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

Norie Sato
Artist
Seattle, Washington
Seattle based artist Norie Sato's artwork for public contexts is derived from site and context-driven ideas. Her practice also includes works for galleries, museums and other installations. Her projects are located around the country, notably in San Diego' International Airport's Reflection Room, San Francisco's International Airport Terminal 2 and the Seattle Justice Center. She works in sculpture and 2-dimensional work, and in various media. She is a former member of the Public Art Network Council and former commissioner of the Seattle Design Commission

F. Douglass Schatz
Secretary
Artist
Potsdam, New York
F. Douglass Schatz is an artist known for his wide range of artwork including cast bronze, welded steel, and fireworks.  He is currently a sculptor and professor at the State University of New York, Potsdam .

Vicki Scuri
Artist and Designer
Lake Forest Park, WA
Vicki Scuri is passionate about her work promoting community identity and more livable public places through Art. She is an Interdisciplinary Artist and Designer, with a stellar track record spanning over 32 years. Her work thrives at the intersections of art with urban design, environment and infrastructure, bridging the gaps between disciplines to create a more meaningful and engaging public realm..

Shan Shan Sheng
Artist
San Francisco, CA
Internationally recognized artist Shan Shan Sheng, in 1982 came to United States, attending Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree, and continued to Harvard University as an artist-in-residence for two years. Sheng has held over 40 solo exhibitions in Europe, Asia and America, her large-scale “Open Wall” project was included in the 53rd Venice Biennale. To this date, Sheng has completed 60 large scale public art projects permanently installed in many countries around the world..

Frank Sippel
Entrepreneur / Director
Zurich, Switzerland
Frank Sippel has worked as a real estate entrepreneur with companies in Switzerland and Germany. Starting out with Facility Management, he pioneered in real estate investment-management with his company Real Future AG.

Fisher Stolz
Professor, Bradley University
Peoria, Illinois
Fisher Stolz is a sculptor creating work in stainless steel, cast metals and carved stone. Frequently these materials are used in combination to make sculptures that range from interior pieces through large-scale public works.

Renée Stout
Painter/Sculptor
Washington, DC
Renée Stout received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. She is based in Washington, DC and is the recipient of many awards, including a 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art and most recently, the 2020 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award and a Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award.
Elden Tefft
Founder
Elden Tefft founded the sculpture program at the University of Kansas where he taught for 40 years. During his tenure he built two bronze foundries at the University and consulted and built many additional foundries throughout the world. In 1960, Elden started the International Sculpture Conferences and Center which became the world's largest association of sculptors.
George Tobolowsky
Treasurer
Mountain Springs, TX

George Tobolowsky is a professional sculptor working out of Mountain Springs, Texas. His works are abstract metal sculptures made from steel and stainless steel “found objects” like bulky industrial metal castoffs scoured from scrap yards and fabrication plants.
Raymond Tymas-Jones, Ph.D
College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah
Utah
Raymond Tymas-Jones, Ph.D is the Associate Vice President for the Arts and Dean Emeritus of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. Tymas-Jones earned a Bachelor of Music with honors from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Both his Master of Music and doctorate degrees were awarded by Washington University, St. Louis. Mo
Julian Voss-Andreae
Artist
Portland, OR
Julian Voss-Andreae is widely known for his striking work often blending figurative sculpture with scientific insights into the nature of reality. Voss-Andreae’s sculptures can be found in major collections all over the world and videos of his sculpture have gone viral with tens of millions of views. Voss-Andreae did his graduate research in quantum physics at one of the world’s most prestigious physics research labs at the University of Vienna.
Connie Wimer
Business Publications Corporation
Connie Wimer was born in Merrill, Iowa, and attended Morningside College. She is the owner, founder and Chairman of Business Publications Corporation which has thirty-some titles. The company also does custom publishing, book publishing and a number of events. Connie serves on a number of boards in the city, state and nationally. She is the founder of Winefest and was the first woman to serve as Chair of the Greater Des Moines Chamber, the Alliance of Area Business Publications and to receive the Business Hall of Fame Award.
Nadine Witkin
Television Producer
Nadine Witkin is the daughter of the legendary modernist sculptor and former ISC Board Member Isaac Witkin (1936-2006). She is an award winning television producer who has worked at CBS News, NBC News, CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera America and A & E Networks, as well as independent PBS documentaries. Nadine is also an avid art collector and art adviser, with a special passion for sculpture.
ISC STAFF
Executive Director/Publisher
Johannah Hutchison
Associate Director
Jeannette Darr
Office Manager
Maria Apodaca
Web Content Coordinator
Web Content Coordinator
Conference & Events Manager
Jennifer Galarza
Conference & Events Coordinator
Alissa Maldonado
Subscription and Membership Manager
Manju Philip
Community Engagement Manager
Gina Totaro
SCULPTURE MAGAZINE
Editor in Chief
Daniel Kunitz

  Editor
Twylene Moyer

Editorial Assistant
Maura Thomas

Publishing Coordinator
Arianna Stenson

Business and Development Manager
Kate Shanley
  Creative Director
Penny Blatt

 

OFFICE LOCATIONS

Hamilton Offices
The Hamilton offices house most of the ISC staff and is where the administrative functions of the organization happens. Our membership, events, web, and advertising departments are here.
Mana Contemporary
The Mana Contemporary offices house the Editor in Chief and the Editorial Assistant of Sculpture magazine.

COMMITTEES

Chair: Robert Duncan
Treasurer: George Tobolowsky
Secretary: Doug Schatz

ISC COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENT
 
Officers Chair Emeritus
Robert Duncan (Chair)
Hilary Nitka – (Vice Chair)
Jon Ott – (Vice Chair)
George Tobolowsky (Treasurer)
Doug Schatz (Secretary)
John Henry
Peter Hobart
J. Seward Johnson - in Memoriam
Ree Kaneko
Marc LeBaron
 
Executive Committee

Robert Duncan
Carla Hanzal
Josh Kanter

Marc LeBaron
Doug Schatz
George Tobolowsky

Standing Committees

Audit & Finance Committee:
George Tobolowsky (Chair)
Robert Duncan


Development Committee:
George Tobolowsky (Chair)
Carole Feuerman
Josh Kanter
Gertrud Kohler-Aeschlimann
Frank Sippel


ISC Perspectives Committee:
Doug Schatz (Chair)
Paul Hubbard
Fisher Stolz
Raymond Tymas-Jones
Vicki Scuri

Nominating Committee:
Carla Hanzal (Co-Chair)
Jack Becker (Co-Chair)
Josh Kanter

Communications Committee:
Robert Duncan (Co-Chair)
Connie Wimer (Co-Chair)
Carla Hanzal
Doug Schatz
Nadine Witkin
Ree Kaneko
Richard Dupont
Vicki Scuri


International Affairs Committee:
Andrew Rogers (Chair)
Drew Goerlitz
Gertrud Kohler-Aeschlimann
Milan Lukac
Frank Sippel
Michael Suh
Nadine Witkin


Membership Committee:
Fisher Stolz (Chair)
Rebecca Reynolds
Marco Rosichelli

 
Sub Committees
 

Collections Committee:
Carole Feuerman (Co-Chair)
Nadine Witkin (Co-Chair)
Jack Becker
Josh Kanter
George Neubert
Kim Vaadia


Educator Award Committee:
Doug Schatz (Chair)
Linda Fleming
Mary Bates Neubauer
Malcolm Cochran
Coleen Sterritt
Ellen Driscoll

Awards Committee:
George Tobolowsky (Co-Chair)
Jack Becker
Carole Feuerman
Nadine Witkin




Advisory Committee:
Marc LeBaron (Co-Chair)
Josh Kanter (Co-Chair)
Bob Edwards
Andrew Rogers




*Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Executive Director are ex officio members of all committees.