The International Sculpture Center is proud to present the winners of the 2009 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. This year’s program attracted a record number of nominees from university sculpture programs in North America and abroad. From a pool of 441 nominees from 176 schools, the jury selected 11 winners and 10 honorable mentions. Jurors for the program were Willie Cole, an artist from New Jersey; David McFadden, curator of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; and Jeanne Jaffe, professor and chair of fine arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. This annual award was founded in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture, as well as to recognize the award winners’ faculty sponsors and their institutions. The 11 award recipients will participate in Grounds For Sculpture’s Fall/Winter Exhibition, in Hamilton, New Jersey, from October 10th, 2009 through January 10th, 2010.
Luke William Achterberg