The mission of the Sculptors Guild is to promote, encourage, and support sculptors and sculpture through personal interaction, professional development, exhibitions and community outreach.
The Sculptors Guild was founded in 1937 and is one of the oldest artist-run organizations in New York City. The founders were at the forefront of American Modernism rejecting the staid conventions of traditional figurative art. Their primary objective, as stated in an early exhibition catalogue was: "to unite sculptors of all progressive aesthetic tendencies into a vital organization."
The Sculptors Guild roster includes prominent national and international contemporary artist members. The guild membership is known to have included some of the most famous Sculptors of our time- before they actually became famous! Including: Louise Nevelson (1954), Louise Bourgeois (1955), David Smith (1940), Lin Emery (1976), Jose Ruiz De Riviera (1938), Chaim Gross (1938), George Rickey, Ibram Lassaw, Carole Feuerman, Tom Doyle and so many more.
Sculptors Guild actively continues its mission today as a not-for-profit organization based in New York City with a professional membership of acclaimed sculptors of diverse aesthetics. The primary goal of the organization remains the promotion of sculpture and sculptors through exhibitions and educational outreach programs.
Membership within Sculptors Guild has always been based on the selection of sculptors with proven qualities of aesthetic excellence and professional standing. The Sculptors Guild has a proud heritage of meritocracy without gender bias and with the advent of the new millennium has enjoyed an interest in emerging sculptors of divergent aesthetics.
President: Thea Lanzisero
VP: Steve Keltner & Vera Manzi-Schacht
Co-secretaries: Mark Attebery & Sarah Haviland
Treasurer: Eric David Laxman
VP PR: Michael Wolf
VP Exhibitions: Daina Shobrys
VP Publications: Jessica Ramirez
VP Admissions: Alberto Bursztyn
Education Chair: Elizabeth Knowles
Development Chair: Marilyn Davidson
Ginger Andro/Chuck Glicksman