International Sculpture Center



Jack Becker
Arts Administrator
Omaha, Nebraska

Jack F. Becker, Ph.D. is the Executive Director & CEO of Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. At Joslyn he has secured funding for free general admission, established a new Contemporary Artists Project gallery and exhibition series, and opened a new 1500 square foot hands on discovery gallery called, Art Works: A Center for Curiosity. 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.

Chakaia Booker
New York , NY

Chakaia Booker is a prominent artist known for her work using tires as a medium. Other mediums in which she works include metal fabrication, printmaking and abstract painting. She has shown widely in museums, galleries, and sculpture parks across the U.S. and internationally. Also she has lectured and taught both nationally and internationally at colleges and universities as well as museums and galleries.

John Clement
Brooklyn , NY

John Clement is an internationally recognized sculptor, known for his playful large-scale steel installations. After receiving a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, Clement studied at New York’s School of Visual Arts before moving on to work with Marc di Suvero and John Henry. In addition to numerous gallery exhibitions, Clement has completed many public and private installations across the globe, including placing major works in Europe, Korea and Australia. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Dana Martin Davis
North Carolina

Having participated in building museums through structural steel fabrication, Dana Martin Davis focuses on collaborative efforts bringing the work of living artists to a broader public. She has served as founding member of Women’s Leadership Initiative, board chair of Moving Poets, and executive board of The Light Factory; among other non-profit roles. A 2010 Spirit Award recipient in Charlotte NC, Dana is a current board member of the Metal Museum, Memphis TN.

Guy Dill

Guy Dill is an American sculptor whose work has been described as an amalgam of industrial factory aesthetics, figuration, abstraction and monumentality, the building blocks of an internal dialogue that give conceptual rigor and pure sensual enjoyment to the viewer. He has exhibited extensively in the U.S. with works in over 20 major American museum collections. Permanent public and corporate works can be seen in Japan, Belgium, Italy, India, Singapore, Amsterdam, Qatar, as well as many public works throughout America. Mr Dill has kept a studio in Venice California for over 45 years and continues to work in welded bronze, marble, aluminum and various media.
Robert Duncan
Chairman Emeritus
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.
Richard Dupont
New York, New York
Richard Dupont (b 1968, New York City) is an American artist. His work includes drawings, installations, sculptures, and prints; and concerns themes of the human body, digital technology, memory, perception, and social space. He received a BA from the Departments of Visual Art and Art and Archeology at Princeton University. His solo exhibitions include The Queens Museum, The Lever House Art Collection, The Middlebury College Museum of Art, and The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. His works are included in the collections of numerous museums including The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and The New York Public Library Print Collection.
Carole Feuerman
New York & Florida
Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors. Her prolific career spans four decades. 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. She resides in New York and Florida, with studios in Manhattan and Jersey City. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.
Jeff Fleming
Director of the Des Moines Art Center
Jeff Fleming was appointed director of the Des Moines Art Center in the fall of 2005, where he served as acting director, deputy director, senior curator, and curator since 1999. Previously, he held the position of chief curator of exhibitions at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His numerous exhibition projects have contributed to the national and international cultural records. Fleming has focused on presenting the first one-person museum shows for younger, international artists.

Carla Hanzal
Writer and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mint
North Carolina

As a consulting curator, Carla Hanzal specializes in working with contemporary artists, arts organizations, and museums to commission works of art and produce exhibitions. She also partners with artists to develop participatory projects within communities, utilizing art to impact positive change. Hanzal writes and publishes articles on Modern and Contemporary Art and public art policy. Hanzal was previously Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum, where she originated 40 exhibitions. Hanzal is a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and is a Truman Scholar.

John Henry
Chairman Emeritus
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. He is also author and lecturer.

Seward Johnson
Chairman Emeritus
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. Johnson has been inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, been awarded the Design in Steel prize, and founded the renowned 42 acre sculpture park Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. Seward Johnson’s history with the ISC dates back to his influential tenure as both President and Chairman of the Board from 1979 until 1985.

Ree Kaneko
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

Josh Kanter
Chairman Emeritus
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.

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.
Michael Manjarris
Egery Island, TX
Michael Manjarris is an acclaimed sculptor who lives and works in Egery Island, TX and has studied in Ireland, Cuba, Spain, Mexico, and Italy. Manjarris works in limestone, rope, clay, dirt, glass, cotton or found materials, making geometric constructions of classical form that are related to human scale. After Katrina, Manjarris founded and curated “Sculpture for New Orleans” to focus national and international attention on the New Orleans art scene as well as to assist local artists with networking opportunities. He is the founder of the Mariposa Arts Foundation which aims to broaden the understanding of modern art and the culture it serves.
Susan L. McLeod
Sarasota Sculpture Center
Sarasota, FL
Susan L. McLeod has been a board member of the Sarasota Sculpture Center since 2005 and has chaired that Board of Directors since 2011. Susan has been an active real estate agent with Michael Saunders and Co. for over 25 years. She is involved in the arts community of Sarasota having served on the Boards of the Humane Society, Advisory Board of Mote Marine, French Film Festival, Asolo Board of Directors and a Trustee with Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. In the 1980’s Susan owned and ran the Susan McLeod Gallery in Sarasota with a focus on the American studio glass movement.
Prescott Muir
Prescott Muir Architects
Salt Lake, UT
Prescott Muir is the principle of a 35 year old award winning architectural firm with offices in Salt Lake and Los Angeles. He is also a Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Utah. He was first trained as an artist receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the University of Utah and subsequently pursuing architecture with degrees from the University of Southern California and Columbia University. Many of Prescott's award winning architecture projects include art related facilities like the Weber State University Visual Art Center, the Rose Wagner Performing Art Center and the master plan for the Salt Lake Art Center.
Andrew Rogers
Andrew is a distinguished and internationally recognized artist. He exhibits internationally and his critically acclaimed sculptures and photographs are in numerous private and prominent public collections in Australia and around the world. He receives many international commissions and has created “Rhythms of Life”, the largest contemporary land art undertaking in the world, forming a chain of 48 massive stone structures, or Geoglyphs, spanning the globe. The project has involved over 6,700 people in 13 countries across seven continents.

F. Douglass Schatz
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.

Frank Sippel
Entrepreneur / Director
Zurich, Switzerland

Over the last 18 years, 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, before he introduced a new way to revitalize industrial properties with what he calls "value driven real estate development" in 2008. His main project called "Malzfabrik" redeveloped an established industrial landmark in Berlin into a space for creativity and culture that has won many awards for innovation and sustainability and also contains his art foundation "District".

Todd Smith
Director and CEO, Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA)

Todd Smith has served as director of the Orange County Museum since 2014. Prior to OCMA, Smith served as chief executive of the Tampa Museum of Art, the Gibbes Museum of Art, Knoxville Museum of Art, and the Plains Art Museum. He began his career as a curator of American and contemporary art at the Mint Museum of Art and the Dayton Art Institute. Smith has curated many exhibitions devoted to emerging and midcareer artists throughout his career and directed major organizational turnarounds and building campaigns. His current focus in on emerging artists from the Pacific Rim region and building a new home for OCMA.

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. Fisher received his MFA from the University of Georgia and has studied and taught sculpture in Italy. He lives in Illinois where he is a tenured professor at Bradley University.

Elden Teft
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. Elden was professor emeritus at the University of Kansas and continued sculpting up until his passing on February 17, 2015. Board, staff, friends, patrons and members are profoundly thankful for Elden’s vision and passion that created the ISC.
George Tobolowsky
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. While at Southern Methodist University, where he earned his business degree, law degree and sculpture minor in the early ‘70s, George studied under Texas artist James Surls, who became a mentor and friend. His sculptures are in 26 National and International Museums, University Collections and Public Art Collections as well as numerous private collections. George co-founded the Texas Sculpture Association and served on the board of the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Contemporary, Meadows Museum and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum among others.

Boaz Vaadia
New York , NY

Vaadia is an internationally known sculptor whose work has been permanently sited in various public locations and is included in many museums and private collections throughout the world. The natural materials he works with and their formation in nature inspire his work. He has been working professionally for over 40 years and is represented by many galleries worldwide.

Philipp von Matt
Architect and exhibition designer
Berlin , Germany

Philipp von Matt is an architect and exhibition designer. He worked with architects like Philip Johnson, Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano and Werner Hunziker for several years on the design and realization of several international projects in europe. He planned and realized countless exhibition designs in Institutions like the "Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin", "The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo", "The Mori Museum Tokyo" and "KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin" ..., and countless shows in private gallerys. His goal is the promotion of the symbiotic correlation in between the arts, architecture and daily life.

Robert Vogele
Chairman Emeritus
VSA Partners
Hinsdale, IL
Robert Vogele founded VSA Partners, an internationally recognized design firm. He was for five years a member of the ISC Board of Trustees, serving as Treasurer and Chair. Robert is also a prominent collector of sculpture and folk art.

Xawery Wolski
Xawery Wolski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1960. He studied fine art at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris (studio Cesar) and in the New York Studio School of drawing, painting and sculpture. He has participated in many artist in residence programs, spent time in Asia and India producing sculptures related to specific cultural and meta physical issues, made over seventy individual exhibitions throughout the world including National Gallery of Poland, Zacheta, Museo Carillo Gil, Museo Rufino Tamayo and Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico.