Jeremy Nuttall, A Friend, 2017. Steel, 72 x 32 x 4 in.

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards

The International Sculpture Center is proud to present the winners of the 2017 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. This year’s program attracted a large number of nominees from university sculpture programs in North America and abroad. From a pool of 354 nominees from 137 schools, the jury selected 15 award recipients and 16 honorable mentions. Jurors for the program were Edith Newhall, art critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Doug Schatz, Professor of Sculpture at the State University of New York, Potsdam, New York; and Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey. 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 recipients’ faculty sponsors and their institutions. The 15 award recipients will participate in an exhibition at Belger Crane Yards Studio in Kansas City, which opens October 2017; the show will then travel to an additional location, to be determined, during winter 2017. Two of this year’s winners, Shawn Creeden and Nooshin Hakim Javadi, have also been awarded a six-week residency at Grounds For Sculpture. …see the entire article in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.