International Sculpture Center

   


March 2004 Vol.23 No.2
A publication of the International Sculpture Center

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From the Chairman


It seems an appropriate time to talk about what the ISC does for you—our members—and how you can help us become even better.

Without a doubt, Sculpture magazine is our most visible and substantial benefit. This beautiful, award-winning publication helps keep all of us informed and connected to what is happening in the world of sculpture. From reviews to interviews, critical articles to informative discussions, Sculpture covers three-dimensional art in all its many forms. And if you’re looking for exciting exhibitions to visit, don’t forget to consult Itinerary, Sculpture’s listing of current shows around the country and the world.

Our Web site <www.sculpture.org> continues to grow in both usage and content. A principle benefit to our members is the ability to show their work, at no charge, on the Web site’s Portfolio section. Feedback tells us that works are being sold as a result of Portfolio listings. We are presently converting the Web addresses for each individual Portfolio to include the sculptor’s name in the address, which will allow our members to send people directly to their Portfolio in a clear, simple way. Let us know how we can make the Web site even more useful: e-mail <russ@sculpture.net>.

Conferences are a significant membership benefit. Not only are they educational, but they also offer an opportunity for participants to meet and hear important sculptors and to network with one another. We held a very successful one-day conference in 2003 and are planning another for the fall of 2004 in New Orleans, with a major conference planned in 2005 in Cincinnati. We are committed to regular conferences, with a present calendar extending through Seattle in 2007.

We will continue to have juried membership exhibitions every other year, with the next one scheduled for 2005, and we also will also continue our very popular annual Student Awards selection and exhibition. Our annual Lifetime Achievement Awards, Patron Awards, and Educator Awards continue to be a way for the sculpture community to recognize those who have made a real difference in the world of sculpture, and they serve as major fundraising support for the ISC. Our next event will be held on April 29 in New York, recognizing the lifetime achievement of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. For information contact Dawn Martin at 609.689.1051 ext. 129 or <dawn@sculpture.org>.

We need your ongoing support. We need your ideas and feedback: e-mail <RDuncan@sculpture.org>. If you are a subscriber or a newsstand purchaser, we ask that you upgrade to a full membership. Encourage your friends and colleagues to join the ISC. Memberships are our life blood. Tell others what you like about the ISC. And tell us how we can improve your organization.

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

ISC Seeks New Executive Director


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