The International Sculpture Center presented artists Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard with the 23rd Annual Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award on April 30, 2014. Friends, family, and members of the arts community came together to celebrate the lives and exemplary careers of Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard at a sold out event at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.
The International Sculpture Center was honored to welcome Dr. Irving Sandler and Peter Murray CBE as speakers that provided guests with both an art historical and personal perspective on the guests of honor. Dr. Irving Sandler, an American art critic, curator, educator, and historian, was a co-founder of Artists’ Space Gallery in New York which helped launch the career of Judy Pfaff and many other contemporary artists. Peter Murray, who is the founding Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, opened the first European large-scale survey of Ursula von Rydingsvard’s work on April 5, 2014.
Those in attendance ranged from established artists and past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients to emerging artists and patrons who came to show support for these artists whom they admire. The evening included an Art Benefit Sale featuring works by established and emerging artists. Guests also enjoyed a raffle including an island getaway, a weekend trip with museum tours, and ISC gift packages, a cocktail reception, and awards ceremony. The evening ended with congratulations to both artists for their Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.
Thank you to everyone who attended this event and showed their support for these most deserving artists.
The International Sculpture Center’s 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honoring Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard was sponsored and supported by Kathy & Marc Lebaron, Bloomberg, Ree & Jun Kaneko, Kanter Family Foundation, Dr. Herbert J. Kayden, Anna-Maria & Stephan Kellen Foundation, Galerie Lelong, The Digital Atelier, Canvas Wines, Windy City Inc., Valhrona Chocolate, Rennaisance New Orleans Arts Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, Museum of Arts and Design, Storm King Art Center, Dia Art Foundation, Grounds for Sculpture, Rats Restaurant, Bario Neal, Murad, and all of the artists who generously donated artwork, and made our Art Benefit Sale possible.
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Honoring Judy Pfaff & Ursula von Rydingsvard.