2014 was a fantastic year for the ISC. From the Lifetime Achievement Award gala honoring Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard in the spring to the 24th annual International Sculpture Conference in New Orleans in the fall, we organized more programming than ever before. With ISConnects events around the U.S. and more on-line content, including the expanded blog and Web specials, the ISC continues to take the lead in criticism and documentation of the ever-changing field of sculpture.
Looking ahead, 2015 promises to be an equally eventful year. We are proud to honor Joel Shapiro with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award (see page 13). In addition, another group of talented students will be chosen for the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards, and another Outstanding Educator will be recognized. We will have multiple ISConnects events, and the 25th International Sculpture Conference will be held in central Arizona, in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe region. Visit the ISC Web site to learn more details about these events and to sign up for mailing lists.
What’s new for 2015? We will be celebrating the first International Sculpture Day—IS Day—on April 24, 2015. IS Day is a worldwide event held to champion sculpture—organizations and individuals are invited to participate by holding events of their own, such as a museum day, an exhibition opening, a panel discussion, a workshop, a collection tour, or a webinar—anything open to the public for free, or at minimal cost. See page 71 for more details. Where will you be on April 24? Wherever you are, we hope you will be celebrating sculpture.
Looking forward to another wonderful year at the ISC and hope to see you at one of our events .
—Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director