We, the members of the Pacific Northwest Sculptors Association, wish to extend a warm welcome to all those attending the 29th International Sculpture Conference. You will find Portland and the NW in general to be an intensely creative place. The winters are mild, the summers are delightful and the scenery magnificent. It is a good place to live and a wonderful place to be a sculptor.
You will find plenty of evidence to support that idea if you partake in any of the field trips arranged by the ISC.
I would highly recommend visiting the Micheal Curry Studios where you will find very large scale puppetry and astounding set designs for stage and film.
The Form 3D Foundry will introduce you to the state of the art techniques which art serving to advance the art of sculpture in surprising ways.
Echinger Studios is having a reception preceding the keynote address at Reed College on Monday the 14th at 3:30 pm. There you can meet many of our local sculptors. Marty Echinger himself is one of our founding members and has a wonderful studio.
The International Sculpture Conference brings Oregon Sculptor groups together
Finally our group, Pacific NW Sculptors Assn. and the NW Stone Sculptors Assn. have joined forces at the ArtReach gallery to present a joint exhibition. It will run concurrently with the conference. This is a juried show with outstanding works from both groups. The location could not be better as it is directly across the Park Blocks from the Portland Art Museum. The gallery space is on the lower floor of the historic First Congregational Church. In fact, the first art exhibition in Portland was held at this location in 1874.