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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.


John Clement
Artist
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
Advocate/collector
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.
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
Artist
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
Artist
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.

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. Before becoming the Vice President of Public Art, Hanzal served as curator of Modern and Contemporary Art for the Mint Museum. After a decade at the museum, she formed an art consultancy, specializing in working with contemporary artists, arts organizations and museums to commission works of art and produce exhibitions, as well as partnering with artists to develop participatory projects within communities, utilizing art to impact positive change.

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. 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
Chair
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.

Eugene Lemay
Artist/Founder Mana Contemporary
New Jersey
Eugene Lemay is an artist, businessman, and art institution director. Eugene’s artistic work, primarily composed of large digital abstracts, is influenced equally by his years of service in the Israeli army and his fascination with minimalism, spurred by a visit to a Robert Ryman retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 1993. His work has been exhibited around the world and can be found in private collections as well as several museums in the United States. Eugene is the founder and director of Mana Contemporary, which he created to cultivate an interactive and enriching community of artists, art collectors and institutions. In addition, Eugene appeared in Art & Auction magazine’s Power 100 list for 2014.
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
Treasurer
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
Artist
Australia
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
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.

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)
California

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
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. 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
Sculptor
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
Sculptor
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.

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.