2013 Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Nancy Holt and Beverly Pepper

International Sculpture Center

August 26, 2013

Lifetime Achievement Award Gala
October 3, 2013 

Tribeca Three-Sixty
NYC

www.sculpture.org

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) will honor world-renowned sculptors Nancy Holt and Beverly Pepper with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. The 22nd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Gala will be held on October 3, 2013 at Tribeca Three Sixty°in New York City. Holt and Pepper will attend this event. The Gala will bring together arts patrons and professionals to celebrate Ms. Holt’s and Ms. Pepper’s remarkable careers. The evening will consist of a cocktail reception, seated dinner and an awards ceremony. Gala tickets are available at www.sculpture.org/holtpepper, and table sponsorships are available.  

Nancy Holt began her artistic career as a photographer and as a video artist. Holt’s involvements with photography and camera optics are thought to have influenced her later earthworks, which are “literally seeing devices, fixed points for tracking the positions of the sun, earth and stars.” Today Holt is most widely known for her large-scale environmental works, Sun Tunnels and Dark Star Park. She has created site and time-specific environmental works in public places all over the world. Holt has contributed to various publications, which have featured both her written articles and photographs. She has also authored several books. Holt has received five National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, New York Creative Artist Fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Beverly Pepper is a world-renowned artist whose career has spanned over fifty years. She has created sculptures in cast iron, bronze, steel, stainless steel, and stone. Pepper is also known for her site-specific projects in which she has incorporated expanses of industrial metals into the landscape, creating large-scale sculptures that were often designed to function as public spaces. Pepper has received other prestigious awards, including the Pratt Alumni Achievement Award, Alexander Calder Prize for Sculpture, Pratt Institute Legends Award, Allied Arts Honor Award, and many more. 

Marc LeBaron, ISC Board Chair said, “I am delighted to announce that Nancy Holt and Beverly Pepper will be honored with the International Sculpture Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award this fall.  Both of these most deserving artists are incredible sculptors whose work can be seen around the world. They have both influenced and contributed to the art community immensely.”

The International Sculpture Center’s Board of Directors established the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture. Candidates for the award are masters of sculptural processes and techniques who have devoted their careers to the development of a laudable body of work, as well as to the advancement of the sculpture field as a whole. Past recipients include Magdalena Abakanowicz, Fletcher Benton, Fernando Botero, Louise Bourgeois, Sir Anthony Caro, Elizabeth Catlett, John Chamberlain, Eduardo Chillida, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Mark di Suvero, Richard Hunt, Phillip King, William King, Manuel Neri, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Nam June Paik, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Gio’ Pomodoro, Robert Rauschenberg, George Rickey, George Segal, Kenneth Snelson, Frank Stella, and William Tucker. 

To receive additional information about the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala, please contact the events department by calling 609 689 1051, extension 302, or via email at events [​at​] sculpture.org. All proceeds from the Gala benefit the programs and services of the International Sculpture Center.

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 visit www.sculpture.org.

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