LBCC’s Coleen Sterritt Receives International Sculpture Center Award
Coleen Sterritt, a professor in the Sculpture Program at Long Beach City College (LBCC), received the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s 2019 Outstanding Educator Award during an evening reception on Thurs., Oct. 24.
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the “Outstanding Educator Award” program in 1996 to recognize individual artist-educators who have excelled at teaching sculpture in institutions of higher learning. An exemplary career combining personal studio practice and measurable academic performance resulted in the unanimous vote for Sterritt, making her the first community college faculty member to win the award.
She has been a professor and faculty coordinator of the Sculpture Program at LBCC since 1998. Sterritt’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Japan, Spain, Kenya, and South Africa. Her work is held in major collections including MOCA, L.A., and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Sterritt has received numerous awards and fellowships, including John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. Her teaching career began in 1983 and has included noted positions at California State University, Fullerton; Otis College of Art & Design; and The Claremont Graduate University.