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:

"Pink Rabbit for New Orleans" by David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner. Photo by Bill Sasser, courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans.

“Pink Rabbit for New Orleans” by David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner. Photo by Bill Sasser, courtesy of Sculpture for New Orleans.

Sculpture for New Orleans Tour:
Transportation provided. Additional fee applies.

A tour of the city-wide exhibition of monumental works, Sculpture for New Orleans. Hosted by a renowned local artist and Sculpture for New Orleans participant, Mia Kaplan, participants will visit a majority of the monumental works that are placed throughout the city.



casting molten glass

Photo courtesy of Gene Koss, Tulane University.

Glass Casting Workshop at Tulane University:
Transportation provided. Additional fee applies.

Flames and smoke, 2,400 degree molten glass, a team executing well coordinated movements with split second timing in a state of the art glass foundry. Gene Koss and his Tulane team will demonstrate one of the experimental processes he developed for using glass as a sculpture medium. They will cast hot glass directly into carved wooden molds to create solid organic glass sculptures.


Photo courtesy of the Creative Alliance of New Orleans.

Down River Creative Corridor Tour:
Transportation provided. Additional fee applies.

Visit the studios, homes, and co-op galleries in Tremé, Marigny, By-Water, St. Roch, Upper 9th Ward, Lower 9th Ward, and Holy Cross neighborhoods. This tour begins with an art filled 19th Century manse on Esplanade Ridge, and ends at the foot of the levee on the Mississippi River in the Lower 9th Ward, surrounded by cottages filling with artists and families whose roots go back to the village’s farming days.

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The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory, 2012. 2 views of mixed-media, interactive performance space.

Performance by New Orleans Airlift:
Transportation provided. Additional fee applies.

Come visit New Orleans Airlift’s musical architecture project. Building off of 2011-2012’s New Orleans based installation, artists Andrew Shrock (NOLA) and Klaas Hubner (Berlin) will demonstrate their in-progress musical house collaboration and Airlift artistic director Delaney Martin will talk about the wider project.


To learn more about these
and other great conference optionals,
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Saturday, October 4th marks Art for Art’s Sake, a New Orleans annual street party and Gallery Hop. With over 30,000 in attendance, this is sure to be an exciting night. Make sure to stop and see the littleSCULPTURE show at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel. The show features small sculptures by ISC members that showcases their skill working within the 8” x 8”x 8” format.

The conference will include ARTSlams, Art at Xavier University, an opening reception at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, keynote addresses by Alice Aycock and Fairfax Dorn, and more. Be sure to visit for more information.

The Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel is the official conference hotel, in the heart of the New Orleans Arts District. Special rates are available now and space is limited, so reserve your room soon. The special conference deal is subject to availability. Visit for more information.

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