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2009 International Sculpture Symposium
Strategies for Success in Challenging Times

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The ISC’s 2009 Symposium: Strategies for Success in Challenging Times brought together a mix of new and familiar faces for 1.5-day event at Grounds For Sculpture, in Hamilton, New Jersey, this past October. ISC members, artists, arts administrators, curators, , educators, and art supporters joined together to share advice, support, and ideas with 16 different panelists and speakers, including the keynote speaker, Ruby Lerner, President of Creative Capital.

Grounds For Sculpture proved an excellent venue for this event, and attendees took advantage of the many opportunities to explore this unique, 35-acre sculpture park during lunch breaks, on docent tours, and between panel sessions. Other networking activities included a well-received pre-symposium reception at Sotto Ristorante, a guided tour and reception at Digital Stone Project, and a Welcome Reception at the Nassau Inn in Princeton. The symposium concluded with the Fall Opening at Grounds For Sculpture, which showcased the work of the ISC’s 2009 Outstanding Student Award winners and the work of Albert Paley.

The attendance at the symposium proves just how diverse and broad the sculptural world has become. Over half of the participants had never attended an ISC conference before, and 90 percent of attendees came from out-of-state, representing 23 U.S. states and 5 countries. In a survey conducted after the event, 100 percent of all attendees who responded said that they would recommend an ISC conference to a friend or colleague.

We want to thank everyone who joined us in Hamilton and to give a special thanks to the many sponsors whose contributions enabled us to offer such an inclusive symposium during these challenging times.