Calls for Submission

Melting Pot:
The Diverse Culture of the Americas


The exhibition is open to all sculptors. Works submitted should present or portray the diversity of cultures – indigenous and introduced – that are at home in the Western Hemisphere (North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean). A secondary theme is to include sculptures featuring the people, plants, and animals found in these regions.  Examples would be sculptures depicting historic subjects of the regions, religious themes, plants and animals of the regions, cultural heritage to include themes of literature, music, artists, and similar subjects. All entries are subject to jury. All work will be juried anonymously from images submitted.



Sculptures may be in any permanent medium. NSS will not be held responsible for any damages. Works of all sizes will be considered, but they may not exceed 100 pounds. All works must fit in the doorway of the NSS gallery which measures 90 inches high by 35 inches wide. Bas-reliefs will also be considered.



    • December 5, 2022: Receipt deadline for submission.
    • December 6-18, 2022: Selection jury reviews submissions.
    • December 19, 2022: Notification sent to all applicants.
    • January 2, 2023: Information due back from artists. (high-res images, signed contract, submission specifics).
    • Jan 30 – Feb 3 & Feb 6 – 10: Work received at NSS Gallery in New York City.
    • February 20, 2023: Exhibition opens at the NSS gallery.
    • April 28, 2023: Exhibition closes at the NSS gallery.

Where to Submit

Submit through ENTRY-THINGY. (


Cost to Submit

Free for NSS members in good standing.

$50 for non-members.

Would you like to be an NSS member?  Become an Associate at or copy this address:


What to Submit

Sculptors will be required to give their name, address, title of sculpture, date, medium, dimensions (height including base, base width and depth, and weight). Each sculptor may submit up to three works with two views of each piece. All work is subject to jury, but it is possible that two works by one artist may be chosen for the exhibition. Three-dimensional sculptures as well as bas-reliefs will be considered.


Jury and Notification

The Jury of Selection will be composed of two NSS Fellows and Curator/Art Historian/Gallery Owner invited by the NSS Exhibitions Committee. Names will be hidden from jurors during the selection process and work is judged by the quality of the work and images submitted. The job of the jury is to balance the show by variety of style, material and subject matter. Notifications will be sent to all artists by email within one week after jury selection.




All accepted sculptors will be asked to sign a brief agreement stating that they agree to lend their accepted work of sculpture for the duration of the exhibition at the NSS Gallery.




Sculptors are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the exhibition. Insurance for individual works in transit is optional and is the responsibility of the individual sculptor.


All accepted work will be delivered to:

National Sculpture Society

6 East 39th Street

Suite 903

New York, NY  10016

Attention: Patty Delahanty



NOTE: National Sculpture Society/NSS Gallery reserves the right to reject any work that is not received on time, is received in substandard condition or is not up to the standard represented in the photographs submitted to the jury of selection. Decisions on the placement of the works accepted in the exhibition are the sole responsibility of National Sculpture Society/NSS Gallery.  All due care will be given to material delivered to the exhibition. However, National Sculpture Society/NSS Gallery will not be responsible for loss of, or damage to, works submitted, no matter how it may be caused, and all exhibited works are submitted and received subject to this condition.




Contact Patricia Delahanty at 212.764.5645 ext. 103 or

Buy now