International Sculpture Center

   

Sculpture in Public: Part I,
Sculpture Parks and Gardens

October 15 – 17, 2007
Seattle, Washington

Funding provided in part by:
Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, Johnson Art and Education Foundation, Seattle Art Museum, Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle, Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Museum of Glass, Chateau St. Michelle Winery, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Chihuly Studio, Cornish College of the Arts, William Traver Gallery, R E Welch Gallery, Henry Art Gallery, Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Western Washington University, West Edge Sculpture Exhibition (WESE), Pike Pub & Brewery, City of Kent, Marenakos Rock Center- Seattle Stonearium, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car


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Registration rates:
Early bird: $350 member rate* - SOLD OUT
Regular: $450 member rate*. Register by September 14, 2007. - SOLD OUT

*ISC membership is required and must be current through October 31, 2007 to get member rate. Membership number is required on registration form.
Not a member? Please contact the ISC’s membership department to join or renew at membership@sculpture.org

   
Make The Most of Seattle!
Optional Events you may also register for:
 
Pre-Conference :
 

Saturday, October 13:
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Visit to Chateau St. Michelle Winery - $55
Departs from Grand Hyatt Seattle

Experience a Seattle treasure! Your day will begin with a scenic drive to the Chateau St. Michelle Winery in Woodville, WA. At the winery you will have a private tour and tasting of Chateau’s Reserve Collection. You will then have lunch on your own at the Redhook Brewery. Following lunch you will return to Seattle with a stop at Redmond’s nature oasis, Russell Watergardens. Space is limited so sign up early!

 
Photo Credit: Kevin Cruff

Sunday, October 14:
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Western Washington University Outdoor Sculpture Collection - $75
Only a few spots left!
Departs from Grand Hyatt Seattle

Considered one of the ten acclaimed university collections in the Unites States WWU campus is a must-see when visiting the Seattle area. With works spanning the last half of the 20 th Century you will see pieces by artists such as Caro, Maki, Serra, Noguchi and di Suvero, and Abakanowicz to name just a few. Our campus guide will be Western Gallery Museum Director, Sarah Clark-Langager. After the tour you will have time for shopping and lunch on your own in nearby La Conner, located at the mouth of Swinomish Inlet. Our coach will then travel to Deception Pass located on Whidbey Island complete with a ferry ride on the Puget Sound on the way back to the Grand Hyatt Seattle. Space is limited so sign up early!

   

Sunday, October 14:
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pre-Conference Reception:
Sculpture Alumni Invitational Cornish College of the Arts - $35
Cornish College of the Arts

1000 Lenora Street

Join us for an exclusive pre-conference reception!  Come meet your fellow conference attendees and attend a private opening of Cornish College of the Arts Sculpture Alumni Invitational.   Sponsored in part by Cornish College of the Arts, conference attendees will attend a private reception featuring twenty-five artists working in multiple 3-D & time based media and enjoy a reception featuring pizza, beer, and wine.  Shuttle service provided for conference attendees from the Grand Hyatt between 6:00 and 8:00 pm is included in ticket price. Last shuttle departs Cornish Gallery at 8:30PM.  Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event.

 

 


"Crystal Palace Hidden Fortress"
David Herbert, 2006

During Conference :
 

Monday, October, 15:
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Opening Reception at Experience Music Project
Free to Attendees, Guest Tickets - $100

Bring a guest to the opening celebration. The ISC will have exclusive access to this popular Seattle Attraction. With a building designed by Frank Geary, Experience Music Project is a museum like no other. Attendees will have access to all the Experience Music Project galleries and can explore the story of American popular music with artifacts and interactive exhibits unique to this museum. Admission includes two drink tickets and hearty hors d’ouevres.

 
© 2006 Al Abbott

Tuesday, October 16:
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Seattle Central Library
- $10 - SOLD OUT

Designed by Dutch architect, Rem Koohass, opened in May 2004 this public library is home to an art collection worth seeing. On this docent led tour you will see pieces site specific pieces by Gary Hill, Ann Hamilton, and Tony Oursler as well as George Legrady, Mandy Greer, Lynn Yamamoto and George Tsutakawa. Space is limited and on a first come sign up basis.

 

 

Tuesday, October 16:
2:30– 5:30 PM
Tour of Microsoft Corporate Campus - $20 - SOLD OUT
Departs from Seattle Art Museum (Downtown location)

Visit the prestigious Microsoft Corporate Campus. On our tour we will see this outdoor art collection including pieces by Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Ulrich Pakker, and Bean Finneran. After the campus tour we will go directly to the receptions at Tacoma’s William Traver Gallery and Museum of Glass. Tickets are limited to the first 40 people and available on a first come basis. Please note indoor exhibits will not be open during our visit.

   

Tuesday, October 16:
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Conference Reception at Museum of Glass Tacoma
Free to Attendees, Guest Tickets - $100

Bring a guest to the reception at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Starting with a pre-reception hosted by the William Traver Gallery, this evening will consist of food and fun at Tacomas Museum of Glass, known as an international center for contemporary art with a focus on glass. Attendees will have access to the galleries as well as the opportunity to see a hot shop demonstration, take a stroll across the Chihuly Bridge, and see on display outside conference presenter Buster Simpson’s piece, Incidence.  Exhibitions will include Contrasts: A Glass Primer, a compelling introduction to the medium of glass, and Mining Glass which showcases the work of seven internationally distinguished contemporary artists working with glass including Mia Lynn, Teresita Fernández, and Jean-Michel Othoniel. Admission includes wine sponsored by Chateau St. Michelle and cocktail provisions for your enjoyment.

 


Courtesy William Traver Gallery


Buster Simpson (American, born 1942), Incidence
, 2002,
Tempered glass, stainless steel and Trex, Sponsored by Milgard Manufacturing, Inc. and Trex, Photo by Wyn Bielaska, courtesy of the Museum of Glass
Post-Conference :
 

Wednesday, October 17:
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tour of Dale Chihuly’s Boathouse - $75 - SOLD OUT

Join us for this private tour of world renowned glass sculptor and Seattle resident, Dale Chihuly’s private studio, the Boathouse. Closed to the public, this is a rare opportunity to see Dale’s works in this intimate setting, available exclusively to conference attendees. Tickets are limited and available on a first come basis. This will be a sell out so reserve your ticket early!

 
Courtesy of Chihuly Studio

Wednesday, October 17:
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Tour of University of Washington Campus Sculpture Collection
and Henry Gallery - $35

See Seattle’s "Other Sculpture Park" – the University of Washington Campus.  On your 90 minute guided tour you will see the University’s significant sculpture collection including works by Joseph McDonnell, Martin Puryear, and Barnett Newman.  After your walking tour of the campus you will have a guided tour of the Henry Art Gallery including James Turrell’s Skyspace before returning to downtown Seattle.

 

Wednesday, October 17:
1: 00 PM – 4:00 PM
Optional Tour: Earthworks by Herbert Bayer, Robert Morris and Lorna Jordan

This 3-hour Earthworks Tour will include Lorna Jordan's Waterworks Garden; Herbert Bayer's Earthworks at Mill Creek Canyon; the 25th Anniversary Bayer Earthworks Exhibit at the City of Kent gallery; refreshments; and Robert Morris' Earthwork. Van departs promptly from Triple Door Theatre at 1:00 PM, seating limited to 26, pre-registration required during conference, first come basis. No additional fee.


   

Wednesday, October 17:
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Seattle Central Library -
$10

Designed by Dutch architect, Rem Koohass, opened in May 2004 this public library is home to an art collection worth seeing. On this docent led tour you will see pieces site specific pieces by Gary Hill, Ann Hamilton, and Tony Oursler as well as George Legrady, Mandy Greer, Lynn Yamamoto and George Tsutakawa. Space is limited and on a first come sign up basis.