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29th International Sculpture Conference Opening Reception/Exhibitions

Oct 12 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Undergraduate Graduate Community Events

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

PNCA is delighted to host the opening reception, Marketplace, and exhibitions for the 29th International Sculpture Conference.

The ISC will travel to Portland, OR from October 12-15, 2019 for the 29th International Sculpture Conference: The Multifaceted Maker, bringing together a diverse audience to discuss the influence and impact of contemporary sculpture, and its potential for cultural influx.

Visitors will start the conference on a high note at PNCA meeting Marketplace vendors and viewing exhibitions including:

littleSCULPTURE Show
Historic Hallway
The littleSCULPTURE show is an exhibition of works by ISC members and conference attendees. This exhibition of small works will showcase how these talented artists handle the challenges of space and scale as dictated by the 8” x 8” x 8” size restriction.

PNCA Sculpture through the Ages
An exhibition of BFA and MFA alumni from PNCA.

Krista Cibis
Gallery 157
Exhibition of work by this dual degree candidate in the MFA in Visual Studies and MA in Critical Studies programs and 2018/2019 Textile Hive Artist in Residence.

There will be a panel discussion, Wrestling Form: Sculpture in the Classroom, in the Mediatheque theater from 5:30-7pm.

The panel will be moderated by PNCA faculty member and Sculpture Department Head, David Eckard, with panelists including: Emily Bixler, Sam Collins, and Matt Perez. The panel will investigate how students and faculty wrestle with the realities of teaching and learning sculpture in the classroom. How is an emerging sculptural voice best nurtured while dealing with the realities of studio space, material acquisition, storage and transport? PNCA’s Head of Sculpture, current BFA and MFA students, and a successful PNCA alum will engage in a frank and honest conversation about their studio/classroom experiences and the subsequent challenges, adaptations and rewards of pushing a sculptural vision and voice out into the world.