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This issue of Sculpture
includes a new two-page section that spotlights the ISC's award programs
and brings added attention to our deserving awardees. This month features
all of our 2003 awardees, as well as a glimpse into what 2004 will offer.
Our two Awards Galas in 2003 were a smashing success in every way, raising
a record amount to support the ISC's programs and mission. I want to acknowledge
once again the long and hard work of Board member Melody Sawyer Richardson
who planned and worked on both events for many, many months.
In addition to being
our most successful event on record, our Fall Awards Gala in Cincinnati
presented a unique opportunity to collaborate with local sculptors and
the local arts community. Pat Renick, recipient of the 2003 Educator Award,
organized a "street party" for those who were unable to attend
the Gala, and it was a great success, serving as the catalyst for increased
collaboration, recognition, and support for sculptors and sculpture in
the Cincinnati region. Cincinnati's Mayor Charlie Luken presented a key
to the city to the ISC, and we named Cincinnati our first ISCity. I want
to take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful people of Cincinnati,
especially those in the arts community who welcomed and supported the
ISC in every way. We are crazy about Cincinnati and cannot wait to return.
Thank you Cincinnati.
Your Board of Directors
also met in Cincinnati, and we accomplished a great deal. The committee
system worked efficiently, with the Board receiving and acting on recommendations
rather than engaging in lengthy debate. I would like to reiterate several
important decisions that were made:
1) We confirmed that
the mission, goals, and objectives that we adopted two years ago are still
pertinent, and we reaffirmed these points with only minor changes. The
key objectives are:
- News on sculpture
- Recognition of
events and achievements in the field
- Exposure for sculpture
- Technical information
- Information on
professional business practices
- Career opportunities
- Advocacy for sculptors
2) We recommitted
to conferences as a key member service and established a calendar through
2007 that includes two major conferences and several short, small, and
3) We sharpened the
definition of what we are looking for in a new executive director, moving
leadership, as well as financial and fundraising skills, to the top of
the list of characteristics that we are seeking in candidates for this
In closing, I want
to thank each of our Board members once more for the time and talent that
they share to make this membership organization a continuing success.
We have the best board in the organizations history. Your organization
is good and getting better.
Chairman, ISC Board of Directors
Seeks New Executive Director
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