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2014 International Sculpture Conference
Sculpture, Culture, and Community

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From October 1-4, 2014, approximately 250 sculptors and sculpture enthusiasts from all around the world gathered in New Orleans for the ISCís 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community. The event brought together ISC members, non-members, artists, arts administrators, curators, city planners, educators, art supporters, and students.

The conference included the following highlights: an opening keynote address by Fairfax Dorn and a closing keynote address by Alice Aycock, 13 panel discussions held at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and Xavier Univeristy, an opening reception at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, mentor sessions, ARTSlams, a Glass Casting Workshop at Tulane University, a digital workshop at Xavier University, and numerous optional tours and activities. Attendees were able to network with their peers as well as share ideas and explore the culturally diverse city of New Orleans.

Overall, six countries were represented at this International Conference, including: Canada, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, the UK, and the USA.

We want to thank everyone who joined us in New Orleans. We also want to give a special thanks to the many collaborators and sponsors, whose contributions enabled us to offer such an inclusive conference: New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bollinger Atelier, The Helis Foundation, Sydney and Walda Besthoff, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Creative Alliance of New Orleans, New Orleans Arts District, New Orleans Museum of Art, Octavia Art Gallery, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, Sculpture for New Orleans, Thomas Mannís Gallery I/O and studioFLUX, Tulane University, Venusian Gardens Art Gallery, and Xavier University of Louisiana.