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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.

OCT 11 | OCT 12 | OCT 13 | OCT 14 | OCT 15 | OCT 16
Gallery Hop

PADA Gallery Hop

Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12
PADA Gallery Hop
10:00AM-6:00PM
Open to the public. Transportation will not be provided.

Explore Portland’s Pearl District and beyond on a self-guided Gallery Hop. Over the years Portland’s art scene has expanded widely. Exhibition openings and artist events can be attended at galleries and institutions throughout the city on any given night of the week. Educational presentations and discussions are another premier monthly activity sponsored by Portland Art Dealers Association and Portland Art Focus members, and are generally free to the public.

Be sure to check the Portland Art Guide, located in your conference tote bag, which showcases a map and listings of exhibitions at galleries, museums, and art institutions throughout Portland.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided – this is a self-guided gallery hop. The Pearl District is accessible by foot or by TriMet/Max Rail. The galleries will be open from Tuesday-Saturday. Please check with individual galleries for exhibition details and open hours.




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Photo Credit: Art in the Pearl. Photo by Amy Oullette Photography. Courtesy of Travel Portland.



Form 3d Tour

King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA) Tour

Friday October, 11
King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA) Tour
1:45PM—3:15PM
Cost: $20 per person
Transportation will be provided.

KSMoCA is an art museum run by elementary school students in collaboration with contemporary artists from around the globe. Founded by Harrell Fletcher and Lisa Jarrett, KSMoCA reimagines the way museums, public schools, and universities can affect people, culture, and perspectives by creating radical intersections and sharing resources across organizations. The tour will include works in KSMoCA's permanent collection, site-specific installations, a viewing of Wendy Red Star's solo exhibition, and an experiential conversation about social practice, pedagogy and collaboration.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour will meet in the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown at 1:45PM to travel to KSMoCA. The tour will end back at the hotel at 3:15PM.

KSMOCA
4906 NE 6th Ave,
Portland, OR 97211




Photo Credit: AnkeSchuettler_KSMoCA_IMG_4121. Courtesy of KSMoCA.
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Form 3d Tour

Form 3D Tour

Friday October, 11
Form 3D Tour
1:45PM—4:15PM
Cost: $30 per person
Transportation will be provided.

Meet members of Form on-site to learn about how Form specializes in advancing the process of making sculptures. Form is a dedicated group of artists and engineers pairing the newest advancements of technology with traditional studio methodologies customizing the artist’s process with the right combination of solutions for every artist’s unique project. A tour of the Form facilities will showcase various technologies including 3D scanning, 3D print, CNC Milling, Digital Sculpting, Prototyping and much more!

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour will meet in the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown at 1:45PM to travel to Form 3D. The tour will end back at the hotel at 4:15PM.

2808 SE 9th Ave,
Portland, OR 97202




Photo: Courtesy of Form 3D.
Wheelchair Accessibility


Michael Curry’s Design Studio Tour

Michael Curry Design-Studio Tour

Friday October, 11
Michael Curry Design-Studio Tour
2:00PM—5:00PM
Cost: $20 per person
Transportation will be provided.

Michael Curry is an award-winning visual and concept designer, known for his broad work in theater and live events. Curry is sought out by the world’s top entertainment organizations, such as The Metropolitan Opera, Universal Studios, Cirque du Soleil, and the International Olympic Committee to create large-scale spectacles. He has brought his vision to countless shows for Disney, including co-design of puppetry and masks with Julie Taymor for The Lion King on Broadway. Michael is a leading expert on character and scenic design, specializing in total immersion of art and environment. His forward-thinking methods have allowed him to be a predictor of future innovations and a leading fixture in the international art scene. Despite working at a global scale, Curry embraces local styles, techniques, and artists to fully integrate his creations into the communities and cultures for which he designs.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour will meet in the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown at 2:00PM to travel to Michael Curry Design. The tour will end back at the hotel at 5:00PM.

Attendees must sign a non-disclosure agreement before entering Michael Curry Design Studio. No photography/videography will be permitted during the tour.

50759 Dike Road,
Scappoose, OR 97056



Photo: Courtesy of Michael Curry Design.
Wheelchair Accessibility
Michael Curry’s Design Studio Tour

Walking Tour of Outdoor Sculpture by RACC

Friday October, 11
Walking Tour of Outdoor Sculpture by Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC)
4:30PM—6:00PM
Cost: $5 per person
Transportation will not be provided.

RACC provides grants for artists, nonprofit organizations and schools; manages an internationally acclaimed public art program; raises money and awareness for the arts through workplace giving; networking events and other community gatherings. RACC oversees a program to integrate arts and culture into the standard curriculum in public schools throughout the region through “The Right Brain Initiative.”

This tour will take in a variety of works from smaller sculptures on Portland’s Transit Mall to large architecturally integrated installations, from kitschy to iconic, campy to sublime.

Instructions: This is a walking tour. Transportation will not be provided. The tour will gather in the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown at 4:30PM to meet the tour guide and begin the walking tour. The tour will end back at the hotel at 6:00PM.


Photo: City Reflections, Patti Warashina, Bronze & Granite, 2009, photo courtesy of RACC.



Portland Open Studios Tour

Portland Open Studios Tour East

Saturday October, 12
Portland Open Studios Tour East
9:30AM—1:00PM
Cost: $17 per person
Transportation will be provided.

For 21 years, Portland Open Studios has juried in 100+ artists across greater Portland to open their studios to the public for two weekends each October. Visitors find their way to the studios via a printed map and online tour guide, watching artists demo their process and even sometimes participating! Like many cities, housing in Portland proper has become expensive, and some of our most interesting studios are further outside the city limits - particularly our sculptors, who need plenty of space to work.

This tour will take you to some of our most exciting, experienced participating artists studios, focusing on far-from-the-center studio locations. Consider this your own personal guide to off-the-beaten-track art experiences!

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour will depart from the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown at 9:30AM. The tour will end back at the hotel at 1:00PM.




Photo: Travis Pond Studio. Courtesy of Portland Open Studios.


Savoy Studios Tour

Savoy Studios Tour

Saturday October, 12
Savoy Studios Tour
9:40AM-12:20PM
Cost: $20 per person
Transportation will be provided.

Savoy Studios has, for more than four decades, been an international leader in the design and fabrication of glass for specialized architectural installations. They have collaborated with some of the world’s finest architects, artists, and other design professionals to produce works of lasting beauty. They offer design and fabrication services that combine, science, technology, art, and soul.

The Savoy Studios staff will guide attendees through the 32,000 Sq. ft. studio while describing their processes on current projects. On this tour, you will see glass fusing, glass laminating, sand blasting, water jet cutting, the assembling area, grinding and polishing, and more! Coffee will also be available.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour will meet in the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown at 9:40AM to travel to Savoy Studios. The tour will end back at the hotel at 12:20PM.

13908 N Lombard St,
Portland, OR 97203




Photo Credit: Moody Gardens Convention Center-TX. Photo Courtesy of Savoy Studios.


Leland Iron Works Tour

Leland Iron Works Tour

Saturday October, 12
Leland Iron Works Tour
9:45AM—12:45PM
Cost: $30 per person
Transportation will be provided.

Lee Kelly is one of the most revered artists in the Pacific Northwest, best known for his monumental public sculptures throughout Oregon and the surrounding region. Kelly graduated from the Museum Art School at the Portland Art Museum (now known as the Pacific Northwest College of Art, PNCA) in 1959. Kelly’s long and prestigious career has resulted in a significant body of work which can be seen in public and private collections throughout the country, including the Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), New Orleans Museum of Art (New Orleans, LA), Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA), and the City of Sapporo, Japan. His modernist sculptures are a central focus at regional institutions such as Reed College, Oregon State University, Catlin Gabel School, the Oregon Health and Sciences University, and the Washington Park Rose Garden. Join us for a tour of Lee Kelly's Oregon City studio and 5-acre sculpture garden.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The studio shop is three levels. Please wear comfortable sneakers as you will be walking through grass and uneven ground. Umbrellas and raincoats are also encouraged.

The tour will meet in the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown at 9:45AM to travel to Leland Iron Works. The tour will end back at the hotel at 12:45PM.

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Photo: KellyL_StudioView_2018. Courtesy of Leland Iron Works.
Mudshark Studio Tours

Mudshark Studio Tours

Saturday October, 12
Mudshark Studio Tours
1:00PM—3:00PM
Cost: $5 per person
Transportation will not be provided.

Mudshark studios is a one stop shop for developing and producing ideas in clay utilizing time honored traditions alongside new technologies. By educating their clients about materials, techniques, and the various processes used, they assess and implement the most effective methods to fit production needs. They work with a wide variety of creatives ranging from budding entrepreneurs to accomplished artists and designers, maintaining a strong role in the local arts community and economy.

Get a behind the scenes tour with Mudshark Studios Co-Founder and Co-owner Brett Binford. Brett will take you through the 10,000 sq. ft. studio and show you a variety of Mudshark projects at various stages ranging from model making, molds, slipcasting and RAM pressing, and glazing.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. Attendees must find their own way to this tour. Mudshark Studios is a 10 minute drive from the Hilton Portland Downtown.

1930 NE Oregon St,
Portland, OR 97232




Wheelchair Accessibility
Photo: Mudshark Studio. Photo courtesy of Mudshark Stuido.


Portland Open Studios Tour

Portland Open Studios Tour South

Saturday October, 12
Portland Open Studios Tour South
1:30PM—4:30PM
Cost: $17 per person
Transportation will be provided.

For 21 years, Portland Open Studios has juried in 100+ artists across greater Portland to open their studios to the public for two weekends each October. Visitors find their way to the studios via a printed map and online tour guide, watching artists demo their process and even sometimes participating! Like many cities, housing in Portland proper has become expensive, and some of our most interesting studios are further outside the city limits - particularly our sculptors, who need plenty of space to work.

This tour will take you to some of our most exciting, experienced participating artists studios, focusing on far-from-the-center studio locations. Consider this your own personal guide to off-the-beaten-track art experiences!

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour will depart from the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown at 1:30PM. The tour will end back at the hotel at 4:30PM.




VR Demo

VR Sculpting Demo and Immersive Technologies Exploration

Saturday October, 12
VR Sculpting Demo and Immersive Technologies Exploration
1:30PM—4:30PM
Cost: $5 per person
Transportation will not be provided.

The Cascade campus at Portland Community College has been establishing new media programs specializing in topics such as creative coding and immersive technologies, new media sculpture and virtual/augmented reality explorations.

You are invited for a guided tour exploring these new technologies related to sculpture, virtual reality, animation and rapid prototyping techniques. Attendees will be invited to try out physical sculpting in virtual reality, and explore new media possibilities such as motion capture, animation and rapid prototyping techniques possible through the formation of digital sculptures.

Sculpting in virtual reality is unlike any experience, the sculpting medium holds any form you shape it into. Be prepared to use your body in a virtual space, creating forms without limitations to resources or studio space.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. Attendees must find their own way to this demonstration. The Cascade campus at Portland Community College is about a 10 minute drive from the Hilton Portland Downtown.

735 N. Killingsworth Street,
MAHB Room 217,
Portland, OR





Mudshark Studio Tours

Mudshark Studio Tours

Saturday October, 12
Mudshark Studio Tours
3:00PM—5:00PM
Cost: $5 per person
Transportation will not be provided.

Mudshark studios is a one stop shop for developing and producing ideas in clay utilizing time honored traditions alongside new technologies. By educating their clients about materials, techniques, and the various processes used, they assess and implement the most effective methods to fit production needs. They work with a wide variety of creatives ranging from budding entrepreneurs to accomplished artists and designers, maintaining a strong role in the local arts community and economy.

Get a behind the scenes tour with Mudshark Studios Co-Founder and Co-owner Brett Binford. Brett will take you through the 10,000 sq. ft. studio and show you a variety of Mudshark projects at various stages ranging from model making, molds, slipcasting and RAM pressing, and glazing.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. Attendees must find their own ride to this tour. Mudshark Studios is a 10 minute drive from the Hilton Portland Downtown.

1930 NE Oregon St,
Portland, OR 97232





Wheelchair Accessibility

Opening Reception

Opening Reception and Exhibition Openings at PNCA

Saturday, October 12
Opening Reception and Exhibition Openings at PNCA
5:00PM-8:00PM
Included in registration. Transportation will not be provided.

Start the conference on a high note at PNCA where you can meet Marketplace vendors, check out the littleSCULPTURE Show, and other exhibitions on view including work by alumni and current BFA students, Krista Cibis (MFA CS/VS, Textile Hive artist), MFA sculpture students, and PNCA sculpture faculty.

The littleSCULPTURE show is an exhibition of works by ISC members and conference attendees. This exhibition of small works will showcase how these talented artists handle the challenges of space and scale as dictated by the 8" x 8" x 8" size restriction.

ISC Staff will be on hand for late registrations and to answer any questions about the conference while you mingle with conference attendees.

More information on the other exhibitions on view coming soon! The reception will end at 8:00PM.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. PNCA is a 15 minute walk from the Hilton Portland Downtown.

Pacific Northwest College of Art
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209


Pacific Northwest College of Art

Photo Credit: Little Sculpture Show at Philadelphia 201 Hotel.

Eichinger studio tour

Reception at PNCA Glass Building

Sunday, October 13
Reception at PNCA Glass Building
5:00PM-8:00PM
Open to the public. Transportation will not be provided.

Pacific Northwest College of Art will have a BFA Faculty Exhibition opening at their Glass Gallery. Glass is PNCA's new home for 3D shops, their sculpture program, and many of their graduate studios. The building, formerly the home of Uroboros Glass, has provided usable space for students in a neighborhood of small maker businesses and artist studios.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. The Glass Building is 17 minutes from the Hilton Portland Downtown via the TriMet. Click here for directions from the Hotel to the PNCA Glass Gallery.

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Glass Gallery
2139 N Kerby Ave,
Portland, OR 97227




Photo Credit: PNCA. Photo by Moose78. Courtesy of Flickr.com


Eichinger studio tour

Party at Eichinger Sculpture Studio

Monday, October 14
Party at Eichinger Sculpture Studio
3:30PM-6:00PM
Transportation will not be provided. RSVP is required.

Eichinger Sculpture Studio/Gallery together with the Pacific NW Sculptors Association are hosting a free happy hour reception for ISC participants. ESS is a 4500 sq.ft. studio with a brand new gallery inside a three story Creative Center called the Geode. ESS has over 70 sculptures on display with lots of paintings on display throughout the Geode. Both the Geode and ESS will be open with light food, various libations and maybe some of Portland's Jazz.

Instructions:
Transportation will not be provided. Attendees must find their own way to Eichinger Sculpture Studio. It is about a 10 minute drive from the Hilton Portland Downtown.

2516 SE Division St.,
Portland OR 97202





Photo: Eichinger-studio-1. Courtesy of Eichinger Sculpture Studio.


Eichinger studio tour

Hollow Casting and Construction with Aqua Resin

Tuesday, October 15
Hollow Casting and Construction with Aqua Resin
FULL

1:00PM-3:30PM
Cost: $10 per person
Transportation will not be provided.

Technical talk and demonstration addressing methods of hollow casting and construction using Aqua Resin, an easy to use, non-toxic composite fabricating resin. This water-based material is used in fiberglass reinforced laminating, casting and molding. Permanent in all interior as well as most exterior applications, this material has numerous uses in the diverse fields of sculpture, scenic design, architecture, and product development. Examples of its usage, mixing, and lamination will be demonstrated.

Erik Geschke is a mixed-media artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Venues include the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA; ZieherSmith Gallery in New York, NY; Navy Pier in Chicago, and the FIAC Contemporary Art Fair in Paris, France. Geschke received his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art's Rinehart School of Sculpture, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. He lives and works in Portland, OR where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Portland State University.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. PSU is a 15 minute walk from the Hilton Portland Downtown.

Portland State University
Shattuck Hall, Room 112
1914 SW Park Avenue,
Portland, OR 97201






Photo Credit: Erik Geschke, Surrogate, 2016. Courtesy of Erik Geschke


Closing Reception

Closing Reception & Student Awards Exhibition

Tuesday October, 15
Closing Reception and Outstanding Student Achievement Awards Exhibition
4:00PM-6:00PM
Included in registration. Transportation will not be provided.

Smith Memorial Student Union-Littman Gallery (2nd floor, Room 250)

Say, "so long" to this year's ISC Conference at the Closing Reception, where you will attend the opening of the 2019 ISC Outstanding Student Achievement Exhibition. Congratulate the ISC’s Student winners and check out their work, as well as other exhibitions at PSU.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. PSU is a 15 minute walk from the Hilton Portland Downtown.

Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union
Littman Gallery
1825 SW Broadway,
Portland, OR 97201







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Photo Credit: Bodies of Steel. Molly Dressel. Student Award Winner 2018. Photo Courtesy of ISC Staff.


A+D in Berlin

PSU Student Exhibition & Reception

Tuesday October, 15
PSU Student Exhibition & Reception
6:00PM-9:00PM
Open to the public. Transportation will not be provided.

Art Building - AB Lobby Gallery (1st Floor)

This two-person exhibition features work by Portland State University, School of Art + Design Alumni, Shawn Creeden (MFA in Studio Practice 2018) and Kayla Wiley (BFA in Art Practice 2018). Both alumni are recent honorees of the International Sculpture Center’s prestigious Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award competition with Creeden receiving an award in 2017 and Wiley receiving an honorable mention award in 2018. The exhibition runs from Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 24, 2019. Curated by Erik Geschke, Associate Professor of Art.

Art Building - MK Gallery (2nd Floor)

A+D in Berlin is the culminating exhibition of eleven School of Art and Design students who traveled to Berlin in August 2019 with PSU instructor Tia Factor and Berlin-based faculty guide April Gertler for the study abroad course, Berlin: The Fall and Rise of an Art City. The exhibition features site responsive projects based on students' perceptions and experiences of Berlin. The exhibition runs from Monday, October 7 – Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. PSU is a 15 minute walk from the Hilton Portland Downtown.

Portland State University
Art Building,
2000 SW 5th Ave,
Portland, OR 97201








Wheelchair Accessibility

Photo Credit: Bodies of Steel. Molly Dressel. Student Award Winner 2018. Photo Courtesy of ISC Staff.

Ed Carpenter

Tour of Ed Carpenter’s Wildwood Trail Bridge

Wednesday October, 16
Tour of Ed Carpenter’s Wildwood Trail Bridge
10:30AM-12:00PM
Cost: $5 per person
Transportation will not be provided.

Ed Carpenter is an artist specializing in large-scale public installations ranging from architectural sculpture to infrastructure design. Since 1973, he has completed scores of projects for public, corporate, and ecclesiastical clients. Recent projects include interior and exterior sculptures, bridges, towers, and gateways. His use of glass in new configurations, programmed artificial lighting, and unusual tension structures have broken new ground in architectural art.

Ed Carpenter will lead a tour to view and walk over his newly completed 180’ long footbridge for the Wildwood Trail over West Burnside Street connecting Forest Park and the Portland Arboretum. Attendees will be walking a short distance on forest trails to reach the bridge, so wear appropriate footwear.

Instructions: Transportation will not be provided. Attendees must find their own way to this tour. Meet at Hoyt Arboretum Parking Area at 10:30 AM. Ed Carpenter will lead a 3/4 mile hike to the site. Please wear comfortable sneakers as you will be walking through grass and uneven ground. Umbrellas and raincoats are also encouraged.

Hoyt Arboretum Parking Area
4000 SW Fairview Blvd,
Portland, OR 97221




Photo Credit: Wildwood Trail Footbridge, designed by Ed Carpenter. Computer rendering by Curtis Pittman. Courtesy of Ed Carpenter.


Bullseye Glass Co

Bullseye Glass Tour

Wednesday October, 16
Bullseye Glass Tour
FULL
10:45AM-12:00PM
Cost: $10 per person
Transportation will be provided.

Bullseye Glass Company is a manufacturer of colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution and a strong commitment to research, education, and promoting glass art. Since 1974, they have collaborated with a community of artists worldwide and have been instrumental in developing many of the fundamental materials and methods at the core of contemporary kiln-glass. They are widely known as the first company in the world to formulate and manufacture glasses that are factory-tested for fusing compatibility. They are also recognized for key contributions to the kilnforming, kilncasting, flameworking, and coldworking methods used to create glass art.

Take a guided tour through Bullseye Glass Company. Learn about Bullseye's 45 year history of experimentation, innovation, and collaboration as you observe the creation of hand cast glass.

Instructions: Transportation will be provided. The tour will meet in the lobby of the Hilton Portland Downtown at 10:45AM to travel to Bullseye Class Co. The tour will end back at the hotel at 12:00PM.

3610 SE 21st Ave,
Portland, OR 97202





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