As we say goodbye to 2013 and move into another year, I want to thank everyone—members, subscribers, conference and symposium attendees, and of course the ISC staff—for their support. The last three years have seen us expand our programming, publish two more books, and hold a symposium in New Zealand under the leadership and guidance of the Board of Trustees.
We will see some changes on the ISC Board this year as Marc LeBaron completes his term as Chair and hands over the reins to Ree Kaneko. Along with a new Chair, the Board will have some new officers. Prescott Muir will be taking over as Treasurer from Robert Edwards, and Doug Schatz will assume the responsibilities of Secretary. Please join me in thanking the past Chair and Officers of the ISC Board and welcoming its new leaders. I am looking forward to working with them.
2014 promises to be an exciting year. In addition to expanding and strengthening the Board of Trustees, we will be focusing on our mission and providing the services our members want and need. I am happy to announce that Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at an amazing art party and gala celebration on April 30th in New York City. Later in the year, we will be returning to New Orleans for the 25th International Sculpture Conference (October 1–4) to witness first-hand how art has transformed neighborhoods and communities post-Katrina, and we are delighted to be partnering with the Ogden Museum and the Contemporary Art Center. I hope that you will join us at these events, and others, as we plan a calendar that offers learning and networking opportunities for everyone interested in sculpture.