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October 2003 Vol.22 No.8
A publication of the International Sculpture Center

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From the Chairman

Many great and exciting things are happening at the ISC. Our “Figuratively Speaking” conference, held at Grounds For Sculpture in July, was a smashing success for the 140+ attendees. It was short (a single day) and inexpensive ($100) but packed with excitement and content. We will continue to examine this conference model.

A gathering of regional sculptors’ groups, which also took place at the conference, was extremely exciting. We formed a task force to examine what the ISC can do for sculptors’ groups and what they can do for the ISC. We are aware of many regional/local groups all around the world but do not know all of you. Please send your contact information to We want to include your group in future discussions.

On that same weekend we celebrated the opening of our beautiful juried members’ show at Grounds For Sculpture. Many of the artists were present to meet and chat with the hundreds of visitors.

The ISC is meeting in Cincinnati this month, on October 9, 2003, to honor Patricia A. Renick with our Outstanding Sculpture Educator Award and Georgia and David K. Welles with our Patron Recognition Award. Please contact the ISC staff if you wish to attend. In addition, we have initiated a pilot ISCities program with Cincinnati. The kickoff, to which all ISC members are invited, is scheduled for October 11 in Cincinnati’s Brighton Art District (click here for more details).

October 11 is also the opening date of our 2003 Student Awards Show at Grounds For Sculpture. Fifteen winners and three honorable mentions were selected from a record number of nominations, 342 students submitted by 109 universities. Our thanks to the jury—David Collens of Storm King Art Center; Tom Otterness, sculptor; and Susan Taylor of the Princeton Art Museum. We are justifiably proud of these annual awards and thank Grounds For Sculpture, the Cinergy Foundation, and the I.A. O’Shaughnessey Foundation for their critical support (click here for more details).

We are continuing our search to find the best person for the position of Executive Director of the ISC. If you have suggestions and leads for candidates, or if you have any recommendations for potential purchasers of our Drawing Collection Suite I (click here for more details), please forward your thoughts to me at Also, we ask that you recommend ISC membership to your friends. Our membership ranks are growing, and every new member makes a difference.

Robert Duncan
Chairman, ISC Board of Directors

ISC Seeks New Executive Director

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