Presented by the International Sculpture Center. Collaborators & Sponsors: Art Research Enterprises, Art Work Fine Art Services, Inc., Bullseye Glass, Ed Carpenter, Eichinger Sculpture Studio, Form 3D, King School Museum of Contemporary Art, Leland Iron Works, Littman and White Galleries, Michael Curry Design, Mudshark Studios, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Pacific Northwest Sculptors, Portland Art Dealers Association, Portland Art Museum, Portland Community College, Portland Open Studios, Portland State University, Profile Laser LLC, Reed College, Regional Arts & Culture Council, and Savoy Studios. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The International Sculpture Center will travel to Portland, OR from October 12-15, 2019 for the 29th International Sculpture Conference: The Multifaceted Maker, bringing together a diverse audience to discuss the influence and impact of contemporary sculpture, and its potential for cultural influx.
Join us in Portland for this unique conference offering four days of engaging programming.
The 2019 ISC Conference will feature:
Annual ISC littleSCULPTURE Show
ARTSlams & Breakout Sessions
Engaging Panel Discussions
Evening Parties & Networking Events at PNCA, PSU and Reed College
Keynote Address by Leonardo Drew
Hands on Workshops
Portland Open Studios & Gallery Hop
Optional Art & Culture Trips to Artist Studios and Foundries*
Outstanding Student Achievement Awards Exhibition at PSU
Photo Credit: Mt Hood in the Distance. Courtesy of Travel Portland
June 11 - July 4
Missed the Worm
July 5 - July 31
Aug 1 - Sept 16
Sept 17 - Oct 1
Oct 11 - 12
DAY PASS ONLY
$250 per day
**Membership must be valid through December 31, 2019 to receive this rate.
***Student rate is available for currently enrolled full-time students. Proof of full-time student status must be sent to email@example.com. Space is limited- register early!
****Only ISC members may bring a Companion. Companions may attend evening receptions and can sign up for optional trips at an additional fee. Companions may not attend the conference panels, keynote address, ARTSlams, breakout sessions, or any other program not listed in the designated companion activities.
Are you an ISC chapter member?
You are eligible to save $25 on registration. Contact your chapter leader for the promotional code.
Conference Check-In and Registration
Friday, October 11th | 2PM-7PM (Hilton Hotel)
Saturday, October 12th | 9AM-8PM (PNCA)
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Photo Credit: Antique Gate in Winter at Portland Japanese Garden. Photo by Johnston Photography. Courtesy of Travel Portland.
The ISC in its commitment to highlight Portland's unique art institutions and cultural sites, will promote concurrent exhibitions and open studios during the conference through a printed Exhibitions Guide, mobile app, website, blogs, and social media.
If your gallery or studio would like to be listed in the conference Exhibitions Guide as well as the other forms of marketing mentioned above, share the details with us via the submission form below.
Above: Photo Credit: Art in the Pearl. Photo by Amy Oullette Photography. Courtesy of Travel Portland.
Leonardo Drew Leonardo Drew is known for creating reflective abstract sculptural works that play upon the dystopic tension between order and chaos. Recalling Post Minimalist sculpture that alludes to America's industrial past, as well as the plight of African Americans throughout U.S. history. One could find many meanings in his work, but ultimately the cyclical nature of life and decay can be seen in his grids of transformed raw material to resemble and articulate entropy and a visual erosion of time.
Drew's natural talent and passion for art was recognized at an early age, first exhibiting his work at the age of 13. He went on to attend the Parsons School of Design and received his BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and art in 1985. His works have been shown nationally and internationally and are included in numerous public and private collections. Public institutions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Guggenheim, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; and Tate, London, among others as well as collaborating with Merce Cunningham on the production of "Ground Level Overlay." New York Times art critic Roberta Smith describes his large reliefs as "pocked, splintered, seemingly burned here, bristling there, unexpectedly delicate elsewhere. An endless catastrophe seen from above. The energies intimated in these works are beyond human control, bigger than all of us". He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Photo Credit: Leonardo Drew in Studio. Photo by John Berens.
Above: Along the Portland Waterfront. Courtesy of Travel Portland.
Photo Credit: Portland Saturday Market. Photo by Jamie Francis. Courtesy of Travel Portland
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