Thereís always something to celebrate. This year, I am celebrating a decade with the ISC. It sounds like a long time, but as the saying goes, time flies when youíre having fun. A lot has happened during the last 10 years: new ideas, changing technologies and landscapes, and some things have come full circle.
My very first experience with our members, and my first true experience of what the ISC was really about, was at a conference in New Orleans. I had only been with the organization a couple of weeks and really did not know what to expect; I was just excited about my new position and the opportunity to meet the people we served. It was an amazing experience on many levels. During that trip, I realized the challenges that lay ahead, but I was not deterred, quite the opposite, I was completely hooked. I knew that I was with the ISC for the long haul.
This year brings an opportunity to return to New Orleans and discover first hand the impact that art can have on rebuilding a community. On a visit last year, I was amazed at the changes I saw. NOLA is a different place post-Katrina, and the arts have played a pivotal role in that transformation. I hope that you will be able to join us there in October; more information is available at and on page 63 of this issue.
Another opportunity to join us and celebrate is our upcoming gala celebrating the work of Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard. More details can be found on page 13. If you canít attend either event, it doesnít mean you canít celebrate. Celebrate the community that you are part of, connect through an ISConnects event, a local chapter (see page 80 for more details on ISC Chapters), read our blog, join as a member, or get a friend to join or subscribe to Sculpture. There are lots of great opportunities and events coming up, as well as new initiatives that will be launched this year. To find out more and stay in the loop, visit and join our mailing list.