(Hamilton, NJ) Jeremy Nuttall and Elizabeth Thorp of Madison, WI have each been awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2017.

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 over 137 universities, colleges and art school sculpture programs from five countries for a nominated total of 356 students.

A distinguished panel made up of Edith Newhall, art critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a frequent contributor to ARTnews, Philadelphia, PA; Doug Schatz, Professor of Sculpture at the State University of New York, Potsdam, NY; and Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director, Grounds for sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; selected 15 recipients and 16 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 15 award recipients will participate in a traveling exhibition at Belger Arts Center, which will be on view from October 2017 – TBD in Kansas City, Missouri. The artist’s work will be featured in the October 2017 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 International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums-anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture. Please ISC visit for further details.

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