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2002 International Sculpture Center
Outstanding Student
Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award

The International Sculpture Center established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards program in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture. Through this initiative, the ISC hopes to encourage students and participating institutions to use the ISCís many resources to assist students and faculty with their professional development. The program also spotlights attention on participating universities, colleges and art schools undergraduate and graduate sculpture programs.

The sculpture departments of universities, colleges, and art schools, with current ISC Institutional/University Level Memberships may submit up to five names of students currently enrolled in a sculpture program for the May 1, 2002 deadline. (This award is highly competitive, and in the past most recipients have been second year MFA candidates.)

All students nominated for the award program will receive a one year free ISC membership!

If an institution/university is not a current ISC Institutional/University Level Member, there is still time to participate in the Student Awards program if membership begins by the May 1, 2002 deadline for applications. Please print the Renewal or New Membership Form and return by mail. Call or email Mary Catherine Johnson, Director of Membership Services at (609) 689-1051, ext. 110 if you have any questions about an institution's current membership status.

Application Procedure
Each student nominated must complete the Application Form. (Please print and make a copy of the form for each of the nominees.) Each student must also provide the following materials with his/her application form:

  • Up to five (5) 2"x 2" plastic mounted or cardboard color 35mm slides only (no color prints) of recent work (completed in 2000-2001) available for exhibition.
  • Label and number each slide and include: artistís title, date, medium, dimensions.
  • Work that is complete and not in developmental stages.
  • Written material including:
    • a current resume (l page);
    • an artistís statement (l page);
    • list of slides that correspond to the enclosed slides.

Deadline for submission: May 1, 2002

Note: All materials representing awardeesí work will be retained by ISC archives.

Materials for unaccepted work will be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is enclosed with the application and slides.

Award Benefits
Artists selected for this award will:

  • Be included in a group exhibition of their work at Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey, adjacent to the ISC headquarters, from October 12, 2002 through April 12, 2003.
  • Be included in a published catalogue.
  • Insurance of the art work during the exhibition will be covered by Grounds For Sculpture, and shipping expenses will be reimbursed.
  • Receive a one-year ISC membership, which includes subscriptions to both Sculpture Magazine and the ISC members-only supplement Insider (issued 10 times per year);
  • Have their work and a brief biography including the recipientís institution published in an upcoming issue of Sculpture Magazine;
  • Have their work and a brief biography including the recipientís institution posted on the ISC Website;
  • Have the recipientís college, art school, university sculpture program spotlighted on the ISC Website;
  • Receive an award certificate and letter from ISC staff;
  • Receive member discounts on art publications, supplies and service.

University, College and Art School Participation
The universities, colleges and art schools of the award recipients will be credited in Sculpture Magazine along with one photograph of each studentís work and their information. The institution will also be spotlighted on the ISC Website. The ISC requests that the award certificate in recognition of the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award be presented to the recipient during the schoolís commencement award ceremony.


  • Now through April 30, 2002- If you have any questions, please contact Carol Sterling, Director of Education at (609) 689-1051, ext. 107 or email:
  • May 1, 2002 - Deadline for application. Materials must be postmarked or received. Send to: Carol Sterling, Director of Education, Student Awards, ISC, 14 Fairgrounds Road, Suite B, Hamilton, New Jersey 08619-3447
  • Jury selection by a distinguished panel of artists and curators.
  • June 1, 2002 - Notification of Jury Decision by telephone.
  • June 30, 2002 - Nominees not selected as recipients of awards will receive letter in the mail.
  • July, 2002- Awardees receive one-year ISC membership, Sculpture Magazine and Insider; will be contacted by Magazine and Website for publication and posting of work; awardeesí institutions will be contacted by ISC Website for posting of information.
  • October 12, 2002 - April 12, 2003 - Exhibition of work at Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey.

Click here for the Award Nomination Form

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