Liberty Arts Artists, Ivana Beck, has received the ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the annual "Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award" program in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and to encourage their continued commitment to the field. It was also designed to draw attention to the sculpture programs of the participating universities, colleges and art schools. The award program's growing publicity resulted in an exceptional number of participating institutions; including 148 universities, colleges and art school sculpture programs from eight countries for a nominated total of 376 students.
A distinguished panel made up of Monika Burczyk, Acting Director/President of the Board at Post Contemporary, Troy, NY; Paul Hubbard, Professor of MFA studio art and fine arts at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA; and Emily Nelms Perez, Sculptor, Princeton, NJ; selected 16 recipients, and 23 honorable mentions through a competitive viewing process of the works submitted. The selection of the recipients from a large pool of applicants, including international students, is a great accomplishment and testament to the artistic promise of the students' work.
The 16 award recipients will participate in the Grounds For Sculpture's Fall/Winter Exhibition, which will be on view from October 23, 2016-April 2, 2017 in Hamilton, New Jersey, adjacent to the ISC headquarters. The artists' work will be featured in the October 2016 issue of the International Sculpture Center's award winning publication, Sculpture magazine as well as on the ISC's award-winning website at www.sculpture.org. The exhibition will also travel to a prestigious art institution (date and location TBD).