The ISC Welcomes New Board Member, Jon Ott
Thursday, March 12, 2020
The International Sculpture Center Welcomes New Board Member, Jon Ott
The International Sculpture Center (ISC), a global nonprofit arts service organization, announced the addition of Jon Ott to the ISC Board of Trustees.
Jon Ott is currently a Vice President of Sales at Salesforce in San Francisco, California. Jon began his technology career at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at his alma mater, the University of Illinois. He is a veteran software sales executive who has held Vice President of Sales roles in three software companies in the Bay Area.
Jon and his wife, Molly, have been collecting art for 16 years. They acquired their very first artwork directly from the renowned metal sculptor Richard Hunt at his studio in Chicago. Jon and Molly have extensive sculpture collections by Richard Hunt and Fletcher Benton, both ISC Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture recipients. They also have a significant collection of Charles Ginnever sculptures. Additional major sculptural works in the Ott's collection include Beverly Pepper, Isaac Witkin, Jackie Ferrara, Gabriel Kohn, Antoni Milkowski, Duayne Hatchett, Tony Delap, Bryan Hunt, and De Wain Valentine.
Works from their collection have been exhibited or are currently scheduled for exhibition 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. Throughout their experience collecting, Jon has taken an active role in collaborating directly with leaders in the field of sculpture conservation including Abigail Mack of Mack Art Conservation in New York; Jack Brogan, a master of fabrication and conservation of light and space art in Los Angeles; and Rowan Geiger of Preservation Arts in Oakland, CA.
Johannah Hutchison, Executive Director of the International Sculpture Center says, "Ott's patronage of the arts and connections to museums & galleries are a great fit for the ISC. Not only an experienced collector but a supporter for the working artist, he will be a wonderful complement to our current trustees. We are excited to have Jon join the Board."
Ott is welcomed by ISC's Board leadership members Robert Duncan (Chair) of Duncan Aviation, Doug Schatz (Secretary) of SUNY Potsdam, George Tobolowsky (Treasurer), renowned sculptor, and 19 other dedicated members of the ISC governing body, eager to champion the ISC mission, oversee ISC activities, and ensure that the organization is well-equipped to fulfill its mission.
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, non-profit organization founded in 1960 to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique and vital contribution to society. ISC programming includes awards to lifetime and student sculptors and patrons and educators, ISConnects, the web site www.sculpture.org, conferences and symposia, publication of Sculpture magazine and ISC Press books, and membership services to sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums-anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.
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