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.
The works of the recipients were included in an exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture, which was on display from October 2013 to March 2014. Angie Seykora of Edinboro University, Pennsylvania, won the Aeschlimann residency in Switzerland, which provides one student the opportunity to study with world-renowned sculptor and sponsor Heinz Aeschlimann. All winners also receive their artist statement and work in Sculpture magazine.
This exhibition will travel to the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, and will open on Saturday, August 2, 2014. A closing reception will take place on October 4, 2014 during Art for Art’s Sake, and the International Sculpture Conference. The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary arts center which promotes the development of modern-day contemporary art and culture in New Orleans. CAC exhibits art of all disciplines from local, national and international artists. Be sure to stop by the Contemporary Arts Center and admire the work of these talented students!
The Student Awards program is organized by the ISC and is sponsored in part by Gertrud and Heinz Aeschlimann, Doris and Donald Fisher, Grounds for Sculpture, the Johnson Art and Education Foundation, the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.