Welcome to the New Orleans Conference Blog!

The New Orleans Conference Blog is intended to help generate discussion for those who are interested in the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community in New Orleans.

Whether you are registered, presenting or just thinking about attending the conference, please use this forum to discuss your thoughts and ideas to help strengthen the sculpture community.

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36 Hours: New Orleans

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Photo by Kimberly Vardeman via flickr.com

Thinking of spending some extra time in New Orleans? Want some recommendations or ideas for dinner? Check out this New York Times article written by Campbell Robertson to get some insight on key places to eat, drink, or visit. Continue reading

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Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at New Orleans Museum of Art

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Louise Bourgeois at Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.Photo by Richard Sexton, Courtesy of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans’ oldest fine arts institution, hosts an impressive permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects. The collection, noted for its extraordinary works in French and American art, photography, glass, and African and Japanese works, continues to expand and grow, making NOMA one of the top art museums in the south.

The five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA is one of the most important sculpture gardens in the United States, with over 60 sculptures situated on a beautifully landscaped site amongst meandering footpaths, reflecting lagoons, Spanish moss-laden 200-year-old live oaks, mature pines, magnolias, camellias, and pedestrian bridges. Continue reading

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ISC’s 2013 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Show at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans

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Kevin Bauer, Illuminated Cavities, 2012. Wood, Perspex, plaster, aluminum and LED lighting. 65 x 62 x 106 in.

 The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture. This year’s winners were selected from a pool of over 414 student nominees from 159 universities in eight countries across the globe.

A panel of jurors made up of Drew Goerlitz, Sculptor and Associate Professor of Sculpture at SUNY Plattsburgh; Elizabeth Neilson, Director, Zabludowicz Collection, London; and Rein Triefeldt, Sculptor, NJ selected 12 recipients and 5 honorable mentions. Continue reading

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Alice Aycock and Fairfax Dorn Announced as Keynote Speakers

Alice Aycock and Fairfax Dorn will each present a keynote address at the 24th International Sculpture Conference this October 1-4, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. To learn more about the keynote speakers, check out their full biographies here. Alice Aycock is a sculptor known for her large-scale architectural and technological works including the recent Park Avenue Paper Chase in New York City. Fairfax Dorn is the co-founder and executive director of Ballroom Marfa. Check out the videos below to learn more. Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Conference

Registration for the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture and Community is open! Members can register early to save up to $150 off of regular conference rates, and chapter members always save more. Members can also sign up for the littleSCULPTURE show during early bird registration. Register soon! Space is limited and early bird registration ends Sunday, July 20th.

The 24th International Sculpture Conference will hold a variety of optional activities and tours to check out. Read a few highlights below: Continue reading

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Registration Open Now!

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Registration for the 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture, Culture, and Community is now open! Members can register early to save $150 off the regular conference rate, and chapter members always save more. Early bird rates are limited so register soon. Continue reading
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Public Art in New Orleans

At Rest by Jason KimesOcean Song by John ScottFOCI by Chakaia Booker
Stairway to the Stars by Mark di SuveroSwamp Flower by Mia KaplanVase with Five Flowers by James Surls
Image Credits: “At Rest” by Jason Kimes, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans; “Ocean Song” by John Scott, Photo: Courtesy Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans; “FOCI” by Chakaia Booker, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans; “Stairway to the Stars” by Mark di Suvero, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans; “Swamp Flower” by Mia Kaplan, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans; “Vase with Five Flowers” by James Surls, Photo by Bill Sasser, Courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans

New Orleans is a city full of public art – with public sculpture, fountains, gardens, and murals, there is a lot to see. Check out this list of the 21 must-see public art sites in New Orleans, from Curbed NOLA writer Sarah Chase. Continue reading

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