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Three MFA students nominated for ISC Outstanding Student Award

Three Alfred University graduate students earning their Master’s degrees in Fine Arts – Erin Hoffman, Sculpture Dimensional Studies; and Kirstin Wilder and Lukas Easton, Ceramic Art – have been nominated for the International Sculpture Centers Outstanding Student Award.


Three Alfred University graduate students earning their Master’s degrees in Fine Arts – Erin Hoffman, Sculpture Dimensional Studies; and Kirstin Wilder and Lukas Easton, Ceramic Art – have been nominated for the International Sculpture Centers Outstanding Student Award.

All three “stood out as exemplary,” according to the ISC Nomination Committee at Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, chaired by Professor of Sculpture Coral Lambert. Additional members were SOAD Professors Matt Kelleher, Mary McInnes, Sarah Blood and Judy Livingston.

The ISC established the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award program in 1994 to recognize deserving sculpture students and to encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture.  The Student Awards program is organized by the ISC and is sponsored in part by Atlantic Foundation, Gertrud and Heinz Aeschlimann, Doris and Donald Fisher Foundation, Grounds for Sculpture, the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

If successful the award recipients will receive the Following:

 ·         Potential inclusion in a Fall/Winter Exhibition (location and dates TBD).

·         A feature article recognizing the student winners, faculty sponsors and schools in Sculpture magazine.

·         Opportunities for residencies through ISC

·         A complimentary one-year membership to the ISC, which includes a subscription to Sculpture magazine, access to online opportunities and a free online portfolio listing.

·         An award certificate and recognition letter from the ISC, signed by the Executive Director and Chair of the ISC Board of Trustees.

The Nomination Committee writes: “We are so proud of our MFA Students so please wish them the best of luck with the next stage.”