Congratulations Andrew Newell ‘17!

June 11, 2017

Andrew Newell, Vertical Swamp Shack, 2017. mixed media

Big congratulations to Andrew Newell who has been awarded one of International Sculpture Center's 2017 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. The jury selected just Newel''s work, 'Vertical Swamp Shack," 2017, which was one of just 15 pieces chosen from the 354 student nominees and more than 867 works submitted. 

As a 2017 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award recipient, Newell will be included in an exhibition at Belger Arts Center which will be on view from October 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri.. His work will be featured in Sculpture magazine, also in October, and is eligible to apply for an ISC Residency in Switzerland, sponsored by Gertrud & Heinz Aeschliman.



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 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.

Newell, who is entering his thesis semester this fall was also recently awarded a Rachael Griffin Memorial Scholarship by the Liberal Arts faculty. Follow @

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