World-class acclaim for New Paltz MFA student
MFA candidate Keith Hoyt (Sculpture), was awarded the International Sculpture Center’s 2010 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Senior BFA student Elizabeth Torrey (Sculpture) received an Honorable Mention in the competition as well. The sculpture students were nominated and mentored by sculpture faculty, Emily Puthoff and Steven Bradford.
This year’s program attracted a record number of nominees from university sculpture programs in North America and abroad. From a pool of 445 nominees from 176 schools, the jury selected 20 winners and 15 honorable mentions. This annual award was founded in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture, as well as to recognize the award winners’ faculty sponsors and their institutions.
The 20 award recipients are participating in Grounds For Sculpture’s Fall/Winter Exhibition in Hamilton, N.J., now through Jan. 2, 2011.