As I write this in early October, I have just returned from New Orleans, where we held our 24th International Sculpture Conference. This was a return visit for me and the third time that the city played host to the ISC. It was an incredible event, and it was greatly enriched by our immersion in the local cultural community. Many thanks to all the organizations and communities that supported and welcomed us. Look for more conference updates in next month’s issue.
While we were in New Orleans, we held our annual Board meeting, which Sydney Besthoff kindly hosted at his offices. I spent a day working with Board members, reviewing this past year’s performance and outlining a plan for the year ahead. It has been a good year for the ISC, with programming growth and new initiatives like IS Day (International Sculpture Day) on April 24; see the announcement on page 69 for more information. We will be working on a new five-year strategic plan in 2015 and looking at the organization’s long-range goals, which will include Web and magazine redesign, improvements to member benefits, as well as additions to our programming. The ISC Board of Trustees laid out the path for 2015, and we all left excited about the year ahead. On page 80 of this issue, you can find out more about some of our Board members and what they bring to the table as part of the guiding vision for the International Sculpture Center.
Looking forward to a great new year; as always feel free to send me comments, ideas, and suggestions.