International Sculpture Center

   
April 2004 Vol.23 No.3
A publication of the International Sculpture Center

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From the Chairman


The International Sculpture Center’s 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award is being presented to Christo and Jeanne-Claude. They join 13 other sculptors in receiving this prestigious recognition—just look down to the bot-tom of this page to see the stellar list. The annual Lifetime Achievement Award Gala is an important fundraiser for the ISC, making so many of our programs and services possible. Please plan to support your organization and two deserving artists by attending the Gala honoring Christo and Jeanne-Claude on April 29 at the New York Athletic Club. Ticket prices start at $350. Contact Dawn Martin at 609.689.1051 ext. 129 or <dawn@sculpture.org> to reserve your tickets today.

Excitement continues to build at the ISC as we plan for future programs and events. Several new initiatives were approved at a January meeting of the ISC Board’s Executive Committee. Board member James Surls said that two things are important to artists: making their work and showing their work. He suggested, and it was unanimously supported, that our upcoming International Sculpture Conference in Cincinnati (June 7–9, 2005) feature work by any and all attendees who wish to exhibit. Board member Albert Paley floated a concept to offer limited edition prints by invited artists; sales would provide ongoing support for the ISC. Most sculptors enjoy returning to drawing, and a series of prints, exclusive to the ISC, will open a much larger market of collectors. Details will appears in future issues of Sculpture and on the ISC Web site <www.sculpture.org>.

Planning for the 2004 Fall Sculpture Symposium in New Orleans (October 28–31) and the Fall Awards Gala honoring New Orleans patrons Walda and Sydney Besthoff (October 30) continues. The inspiration of long-time ISC Board member and New Orleans sculptor Lin Emery, these events offer a weekend of art and more art. Attendance is limited, so start making your plans now.

Without a doubt the ISC has a superb Board of Directors. Approximately 50% artists and 50% supporters of sculpture, they are dedicated, engaged, and very talented individuals. The level of active participation is the highest of any Board on which I have served. We each serve because we love sculpture and believe that our work is making a difference in the recognition and appreciation of sculpture.

The ISC closed its 2003 books with a strong cash balance, and more importantly we are moving in a positive direction. We have a great staff and a very positive future. We are determined to make your organization more meaningful and responsive to your needs. Please continue to give us feedback on how we can make the ISC better. If you know a Board member, give them a call. If you prefer, send me an e-mail <robert@sculpture.org>.

We represent you and are doing our very best to make ISC the finest organization representing any group of artists and collectors.

Robert Duncan
Chairman, ISC Board of Directors
RDuncan@sculpture.org


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