We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

President's Message June 2011

Geoff Williams
Congratulations to Rudi Jass on inclusion in the Chelsea Flower Show, and to Betty Collier and Laurie Collins for their overseas representations later this coming year: see the attached pages. Thanks are due to our sponsors for their continuing support this last year – International Marketing Group, Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, the Meszaros family, Dalchem, Mark Cowie, Catherine Tait, Helen Bruinier, Marija Patterson, and Meredith Plain. Thanks also go to the numbers of members contributing small donations as well as to the Committee and Coordinators for their voluntary work, at times in difficult conditions.
The AGM is 13 July. Marija Patterson after much-valued contributions has resigned from the Committee due to her personal workload, and we need a replacement.
Our 6 exhibitions this year are possible this year due to the conscientious efforts of Mark Cowie, Jenny Rickards, Monica Mauer, and Beatrice Magalotti. The role of Coordinators is relatively new and we need to give them more support.
The newsletter has grown in stature with the involvement of Katherine and Zoe Harrington. Planning of a new website is continuing. An approach has been made to the Contemporary
Sculptors Association for merging the organisations.
Please plan for submissions of works in the next exhibitions:
the ASV Annual starting 7 September, and the Tesselaar Sculpture Prize starting 15 September. In line with ASV standing policy we welcome all styles and techniques - abstract, fi gurative, realistic, kinetic, etc. Please note that exhibition opportunities are now exceeding the existing supply of ASV artists and their works.
Members are reminded to pay their subscriptions for the year to 30 June 2012 as soon as possible, preferably by 7 July.
Geoff Williams President

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