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88th Annual Awards Exhibition Prospectus

88th ANNUAL AWARDS EXHIBITION

BROOKGREEN GARDENS, SC:

June 12 – August 22, 2021

NEW YORK, NY:

October 4 – December 10, 2021

Over $17,000 in Cash Awards.  Award Winning Works Travel to NYC

 

ELIGIBILITY

National Sculpture Society’s 88th Annual Awards Exhibition is open to NSS Fellows, Elected Sculptor Members, and Associates whose dues are paid in full. Not a member? Join HERE. Please note that work that is inspired by nature, or figurative, or realist sculpture, is preferred. All entries are subject to jury. Works previously exhibited in Annual NSS Exhibitions are ineligible. All work will be juried anonymously from submitted images. Sculptors must have a social security or tax ID number to be eligible to receive an award. Please note that ONLY award winners’ works will travel to NYC for exhibition in the NSS Gallery.

GUIDELINES

Artists are asked to submit their very best work. Sculptures may be in any permanent medium. Terracotta, Plaster, Ceramic, and works in other fragile materials will be considered, but only on the condition that artists assume all responsibility for proper packaging and shipping of works. The NSS and Brookgreen Gardens will NOT be held responsible for any damages. Works of all sizes will be considered, including reliefs and medals. Sculpture must not have been in a previous NSS Annual Exhibit.

JURY AND NOTIFICATION

A Jury of Selection and a Jury of Awards will be assembled at a later date. Each jury will include non-members of the NSS and at least 1 sculptor and 1 curator whose responsibilities will be to either review works for inclusion in the show or decide awards for sculpture after the show has been installed. Shortly after the Jury of Selection convenes, emails will be sent to all sculptors who submitted to inform them whether their work was chosen or not. The Jury of Awards will meet after the exhibition is installed and a “People’s Choice” Award will be presented at the reception. All participating sculptors will be notified by email of the Jury of Awards selections and the “People’s Choice Award” in a timely manner.

CONTRACT

All accepted sculptors will be asked to sign a brief contract stating that they agree to loan their accepted work of sculpture for the duration of the exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens and at National Sculpture Society. Contracts will also establish price for all works intended for sale.

INSURANCE

Insurance for individual works in transit is strongly encouraged and is the responsibility of the sculptor.

SALES

Sculptures accepted in the exhibition are not required to be available for sale. Inquiries about purchasing works in the exhibition will be referred to Brookgreen Gardens. A commission of 25% will be charged on all sales. A courtesy discount of 10% will be given to Patron Members and taken off the top of the sale price; artists and Brookgreen Gardens will split the 10% discount. National Sculpture Society will receive no commission from sales. Prices will be established in this agreement and will not be subject to change.

EXHIBITION CATALOG

An exhibition catalog will be created for the show and a cataloging fee of $100 will be charged to each sculptor juried into the show. Information about individual works will be taken after acceptance into the show. Each exhibitor will receive 4 copies of the catalog.

RECEPTION

A reception will be given at Brookgreen Gardens on Saturday, August 21. However, the exhibition will remain open to the public through Sunday, August 22. No works may be removed from the exhibition prior to Monday, August 23.

COST/PROCESSING FEE

A non-refundable processing fee of $50 must be included with all submissions; credit card information will be taken on a secure server.

CRATES

Sculpture MUST be crated. NO EXCEPTIONS! Cardboard boxes will not withstand storage and travel-wear and will not be accepted. Crates should be constructed with screws so that they can be easily opened and closed several times. Building a crate that must be completely disassembled to remove the sculpture or to re-crate it is not acceptable. Opening and closing directions should be marked clearly on the exterior of the crate, and the sculptor’s name should also be boldly and clearly marked on the crate for ease of handling in transit. Artists may choose to enclose photographs or diagrams to illustrate proper crating of work.

 

2021 EXHIBITION CALENDAR

  • January 15, 2021: Submission Deadline
  • February 12: Notification mailed to artists.
  • March 1:  Catalog material due (photos, artist statements and bios)
  • May 17 – June 4:  Sculpture shipped to/received at Coastal Transfer & Storage in Georgetown, SC.
  • June 12:  88th Annual Awards Exhibition opens at Brookgreen Gardens.
  • August 21:  Reception for 88th Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens.
  • August 22:  88th Annual Awards Exhibition closes at Brookgreen Gardens.
  • August 23 – 27:  Show is dismantled and sculpture re-crated in original crates.
  • August 30:  Sculpture is picked up by Coastal Transfer & Storage and brought to their warehouse in Georgetown, SC. Award winners’ works will be picked up and shipped to NYC in designated truck.
  • August 31 – September 30: Sculptors must arrange to have sculpture picked up from Coastal Transfer & Storage or storage fees will be charged to individual sculptors.
  • October 4 – December 10:  88th Annual Award Winners Exhibition at National Sculpture Society in New York City.
  • December 13 – 17:  88th Annual Award Winners’ works re-crated and shipped back to artists.

 

NO WORKS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE EXHIBITION PRIOR TO AUGUST 23rd (Brookgreen, SC)

or DECEMBER 10th (Award Winners’ Exhibition, New York, NY).

ALL ACCEPTED ARTISTS WILL SIGN OFF ON THIS IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTS.

 

WHERE TO SUBMIT/WHAT TO SUBMIT/A CHECK LIST

  • Submit at nationalsculpture.org/entry-thingy Be certain to submit to “88th Annual Awards Exhibition”
  • Sculptors may submit up to a maximum of 3 works (and up to 3 images/work) for a grand total of 9
  • Sculptors will be required to give their name, address, title of sculpture, date, medium, dimensions (height including base, base width and depth), and price of work (if for sale).
  • $50 non-refundable processing fee. Secure credit card payments can be made through Authorize.net. Personal checks or money orders will be accepted via mail payable to National Sculpture Society.

 

SHIPPING/RECEIVING/RETURN

  • All works must be delivered in a crate that is suitable for shipping. No exceptions! (Cardboard boxes will not withstand the travel & storage and will not be accepted).
  • All works must be shipped, at sculptor’s expense, to Coastal Transfer & Storage, 3250 South Fraser Street, Georgetown, SC 29440. At the conclusion of the exhibition’s run at Brookgreen Gardens, all works will be re-crated and stored at Coastal Transfer & Storage. NSS will remind participants of the closing date and artists will make independent arrangements (via FedEx, UPS, etc…) to pick up or ship their work from South Carolina.
  • Sculptors are responsible for shipping costs to and from Brookgreen.
  • NSS will pay for shipment of sculpture included in the 88th Annual Award Winners’ Exhibition from SC to NYC. Sculptors will pay for return shipment of their work from NYC at the conclusion of the show.

 

EXHIBITION QUESTIONS? Contact Patty Delahanty at National Sculpture Society

exhibitions@nationalsculpture.org or (212) 764-5645 ext. 103

NSS Gallery Open by Appointment

National Sculpture Society is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, June 22nd, the NSS Gallery is open by appointment. If you’d like to see the show, or you would like to send friends, family or patrons to see the show, please call the NSS office and let us know.  The current show is Visions of Spring and is on view through Friday, July 17.  We look forward to seeing our members and visitors again!

Phone number:  (212) 764-5645 ext. 103.

FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN IN THE GALLERY!

 

Recent Works by Elected Sculptor Members

On Monday, June 1, Recent Works by Elected Sculptor Members opened online at National Sculpture Society’s website.

While many galleries, museums and art festivals are closed to the public due to the global pandemic, NSS is pleased to showcase exhibitions to a world-wide audience on its website. For this show, Elected Sculptor Members responded with pieces in the round and in relief, bronzes fresh-from-the foundry and designs for sculptures yet to be realized. The recent works are reflective of what inspires NSS artists to create and what motivates them to return to their studio day after day. Highlights include a 25-foot long octopus mosaic, a plump marble bull, a digital drawing for a Covid-19 Memorial, and hula dancers undulating in rhythmic dance. The dozens of figurative and animal sculptures on display represent the diverse styles, backgrounds and disciplines of NSS Elected Sculptor Members.

Elected Sculptor Members in the show include Douglas Aja, Richard Barnet, Richard Becker, Jeff Birchill, Marlys Boddy, Mary Buckman, George Bumann, Ernest Caballero, Steve Carpenter, Kevin Chambers, Susie Chisholm, Angela De la Vega, Martin Gates, Michael Aaron Hall, Timothy Hooton, Alexa King, Nick Lamb, Jerry Luisi, Elizabeth MacQueen, Adam Matano, Yasumitsu Morito, Ken Newman, Olga Nielsen, Pokey Park, Alicia Ponzio, Stephanie Revennaugh, David Richardson, Scott Rogers, Stefan Savides, Pati Stajcar, Bill Starke, James Stewart, Suzanne Storer, Ryochi Suzuki, Kristine Taylor, LeRoy Transfield, Jiannan Wu, and Belgin Yucelen

National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century. Fellows (FNSS), Elected Sculptor Members (NSS), and Associates designate the types of sculptor membership in the organization, which is international in scope and appeal. National Sculpture Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in sculpture that is inspired by nature.

Recent Works by Elected Sculptor Members is on view on the National Sculpture website and then will remain in archives for easy access. Questions? Contact Patricia Delahanty at National Sculpture Society at patty@nationalsculpture.org or (212) 764-5645 ext. 103

Fellows Favorites

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, Fellows Favorites opened online at National Sculpture Society’s website.

NSS Fellows were asked to submit a personal favorite from their own body of work for a special online exhibition. Artists responded with a variety of sculpture: from public collections to museum acquisitions to one-of-a-kind carvings to rarely seen treasures. The pieces on exhibit give the viewer some insight into what inspires each artist and/or how they measure success in their own work. Highlights include a 22-foot tall mastodon; a dragon-slaying knight; a humorous portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg; an angel in deep-thought; and a European monarch in repose. The dozens of figurative and animal sculptures on display represent the diverse styles, backgrounds and disciplines of NSS Fellows.

Sculptors featured in Fellows Favorites are: Anthony Antonios; Béla Bácsi; Joy Kroeger Beckner; John Belardo; Richard Blake; Kate Brockman; José Buscaglia; Eugene Daub; Darrell Davis; Thomas Durham; D.L. Engle; Kathleen Friedenberg; Zenos Frudakis; Jay F. Goldstein; Ben Hammond; Norman Holen; Lee Hutt; Carter Jones; T.D. Kelsey; Joshua Koffman; Simon Kogan; Kirsten Kokkin; Tuck Langland; Jim Licaretz; Gwen Marcus; Roger Martin; Walter Matia; Janice Mauro; Herb Mignery; Paul Moore; Dora Natella; Lawrence Noble; Leo Osborne; Tanya Ragir; Rosetta; Sandy Scott; Sandra Shaw; Joseph Sheppard; Tim Shinabarger; Lori Shorin; David Turner; Kent Ullberg; Willy Wang; Dale Weiler; Myra Weisgold; Wesley Wofford; and Rod Zullo.

When asked to elaborate on their favorite works, NSS Fellow and Connecticut resident, Janice Mauro, felt her piece, She Waits, best reflected the world’s current crisis. “I chose this image because l feel the severed head in her sterile environment metaphorically best describes the uncertainty and fear of our pandemic world, the disconnect with our lives as we knew it, and the waiting for safety to return.”  In rural North Carolina, NSS Fellow Wesley Wofford enjoyed the challenges he faced while creating his bas-relief Serenity. “What I enjoy about these animal monumental relief commissions is the artistic freedom to explore how mountains and valleys of clay can define form.  Unlike a sculpture in the round, there is a freedom to the abstract nature of a relief that emphasizes the act of sculpture in the final piece. Discovering a symbolic yet informative shadow that captures the essence of an animal is an exhilarating sculptural experience. “

National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century. Fellows (FNSS), Elected Members (NSS), and Associates designate the types of sculptor membership in the organization, which is international in scope and appeal. National Sculpture Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in sculpture that is inspired by nature.

Fellows Favorites is on view on the National Sculpture website and then will remain in archives for easy access. Questions? Contact Patricia Delahanty at National Sculpture Society at patty@nationalsculpture.org or (212) 764-5645 ext. 103

Works In Progress: Sculpture Created in Self-Isolation

Sculptors were invited to submit works in progress during the current COVID-19 crisis, while confined to their homes and studios. NSS received over 90 entries in less than a week’s time, which follow.

ARTISTS INCLUDE:  David AdilmanMichael Alfano, George Anthonisen, Serena Bates, Don Begg, Lawrence Berger, Jeff Birchill, Claudette Bleijenberg, Richard Bonham, Daniel Borup, Marsha Brook, Fred X Brownstein, Chris Budden, Craig Campbell, Michael Cardacino, Steve Carpenter, Susie Chisholm,  Thea Cinnamon-Macker, LeaAnn Cogswell, Gina Cohen, Beverly Davis, Angela Mia De la Vega, James Fatata, Linda Fleischman, Steve Flom, Gail Folwell, Patz Fowle, Dimitry Gerrman, Marsha Gertenbach-Meers, Jacquelyn Giuffré, Jay F. Goldstein, Ruth Green, Leslie Grigsby, Mary Gunyuzlu, Michael Aaron Hall, Norman Holen, Teri Howard, Dadra Hunt, Scott Johnson, Carter Jones, Bonnie Kamhi, Diane Keltner, Simon Kogan, Koh-Varilla Guild, Jennifer Lackland, Michael Lebowitz, Julia Levitina, Barbara Liss, Esther Lo, Jerry Luisi, Janice MacDonald, James Marsico, Walter Matia, Tom McClelland, Georgene McGonagle, George McMonigle, Binney Meigs, Philip Monteleoni, Ken Newman, Leo E. Osborne, Will Pettee, Denisa Prochazka, Mickey Quinn, Robert Rankin, Paul Reiber, Heather Rison, Rosetta, Judith Salinsky, Stephen Saxenian, Jerry Schwabe, Ella Sherman, Shohini Ghosh, Cynthia Siegel, Ed Smida, Rick Steinberger, Paula Stern, Jeanne Stevens-Sollman, James Stewart, Suzanne Storer, Allison Streett, Oceana Rain Stuart, Ryoichi Suzuki, Mary Taylor, Gabrielle Trom, Judith Unger, Jenn Wagner, Suzanne Wetanson, Douglas White, Maria Willison, Scott Wills, Wesley Wofford, Eva-Marie Wohn, Ellen Woodbury, Jiannan Wu, Dana Younger,Belgin Yucelen and FELICIA.

Visions of Spring

On Monday, March 2nd, Visions of Spring opened at National Sculpture Society‘s Gallery in New York City. The juried show features the works of 13 contemporary sculptors and is on view through May 8. Jurors were Roger Martin (Albemarle, NC); Gary Lee Price (Springville, UT); and Sandra Shaw (Newhall, CA); all Fellows of National Sculpture Society.

The works in the show embrace the theme of spring as a season of birth, new growth, and renewal. The thirteen artists in the exhibition have interpreted the season in figurative, animal and organic sculptural forms. Visions of Spring is the Society’s 4th exhibition in its gallery and caps the organization’s first year at its new midtown Manhattan location. Previous exhibitions highlighted works from NSS’ collection; sculptures from its Northern and Southern California Sculpture Communities; and prize winners from National Sculpture Society’s 86th Annual Awards Exhibition. The works on display in all the exhibitions represent the diverse styles, backgrounds and disciplines of NSS members and Associates.

Sculptors featured in Visions of Spring are: Richard Blake, FNSS; Paige Bradley, FNSS; Jeremy Bradshaw; Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo; Lee Hutt, FNSS; Walter Matia, FNSS; Olga Nielsen, NSS; Mardie Rees, NSS; Rosetta, FNSS; Ann Rosow-Lucchesi; Stefan Savides, NSS; LeRoy Transfield, NSS; and Jeremiah D. Welsh, NSS.

National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century. Fellows (FNSS), Elected Members (NSS), and Associates designate the types of sculptor membership in the organization, which is international in scope and appeal. National Sculpture Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in sculpture that is inspired by nature.

WHERE:  National Sculpture Society, 6 East 39th Street (between 5th and Madison), Suite 903, NYC

DATES:  March 2 – May 8, 2020

HOURS:  M-F: 10am – 5pm or by appointment.

CONTACT:  (212) 764-5645

Award Winners Exhibition

On November 25, the Award Winners Exhibition debuted in National Sculpture Society’s gallery.  The 15 prize winners were selected from the 55 works on display during NSS’ 86th Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens from early August through late October.

A Jury of Awards, composed of at least two sculptors and a curator, convened at Brookgreen Gardens in early October to decide the prize recipients.  This year the jury included Rick Reinart, Owner, Reinert Fine Art GalleryBart Walter, Sculptor and Fellow of NSS; and Basil Watson, Sculptor.

The top honor, the Gold Medal & Charlotte Geffken Prize, went to New York artist, Leslie Stefanson. A former actress, Stefanson, studied anatomy and figure sculpture under Robert Cunningham, stone carving at Otis Art School, and écorché and life drawing at Los Angeles Art College. This is Stefanson’s first show with National Sculpture Society.

The nearly 10-foot long piece is composed of 11 individual rectangular bronze elements measuring 6″ x 3.5″ each and is peopled with small figures in different poses. “La Bestia is the colloquial name for a network of freight trains that wind their way up through Mexico to the southern border of the United States,” says Stefanson. “These trains offer refugees, migrants and asylum seekers an expedited form of transport for the 1,450-mile journey through Mexico and yet riding these trains is extremely perilous and often fatal. La Bestia is one of ten sculptures in a series exploring refugee migration around the world. With over 70 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, we are experiencing the largest refugee crisis in history.”

The Silver Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize was given to Brittany Ryan.  The California sculptor, who recently won a top prize in National Sculpture Society’s Richard McDermott Miller Sculpture Competition, is a faculty and department coordinator at Laguna College of Art and Design. “In the execution of my work, I strive for balance between an entirely modern aesthetic that would prevent the work from feeling timeless, and an entirely classical one that might make it unrelatable. These figures are contemporary and specific, not idealized, not without identity. I am looking for a space somewhere between narrative and poetry for them to inhabit. I want the viewer to relate deeply to the power and intent of the figures, to care about where they are going, to feel what motivates them.”

And rounding out the top three honors, Manuel Ferreiro Badia was awarded the Bronze Medal and John Cavanaugh Memorial Prize.  The artist who hails from Galicia, in northern Spain, has sculpture in several museum collections including the National Sculpture Museum in Valladolid, Spain and the MAC Contemporary Art Museum, A Coruna, Spain . Badia is proficient in monumental and medallic sculpture and has works installed around Spain and is both a member of the American Numismatic Association and FIDEM (Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d’Art). As with many of his sculptures, for Dance, Badia sought the figure schematically through “the purity of lines and surfaces and [the] conciseness” of the stone.

Other award-winning artists include Paige Bradley, Eugene Daub, Jay F. Goldstein, Michael Aaron Hall, Walter Matia, Dora Natella, Ken Newman, Mardie Rees, Stephen Saxenian, Garland Weeks, Dale Weiler and Jeremiah D. Welsh.

The Award Winners Exhibition runs from November 25, 2019 through January 31, 2020 at National Sculpture Society’s NYC gallery.

NSS Gold Medal and Charlotte Geffken Prize of $4,000

La Bestia by Leslie Stefanson

NSS Silver Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize of $3,000

Little Swimmer by Brittany Ryan

NSS Bronze Medal and John Cavanaugh Memorial Prize of $2,000

Dance by Manuel Ferreiro Badia

The Anna Hyatt Huntington Award of $1,000 and a Brookgreen Medal

Stilts by Jay F. Goldstein, FNSS

Fred and Cheryl Newby Patrons Award of $1,000

Enigma by Dale Weiler, NSS

Marcel Jovine President’s Prize of $1,000

Northern Torsion, Pike and Bull by Jeremiah D. Welsh, NSS

Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award of $1,000

Hrand Saxenian by Stephen Saxenian

The Susan and Robert Polack Prize of $1,000

Martin Luther King, Jr. The Night Before the ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech by Michael Aaron Hall, NSS

Marion and Gilbert Roller Memorial Prize of $1,000

Balance of Nature V: Box Turtle with Lizard by Garland Weeks, FNSS

Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize of $750

Into the Light by Paige Bradley, FNSS

Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize of $500

Calliope by Dora Natella, FNSS

Jane B. Armstrong Memorial Award of $400

No Country for Old Frogs by Walter Matia, FNSS

Margaret Hexter Prize of $300 

Mischief and Plunder – Magpies by Ken Newman, NSS

Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize of $300

Joe Hill: The Man Who Never Died by Eugene Daub, FNSS

Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award of $200 and Gloria Medal

Wholehearted by Mardie Rees, NSS

California Sculpture: Works from Northern and Southern California Communities

On Monday, August 19th, California Sculpture: Works from Northern and Southern California Communities opened at National Sculpture Society ‘s Gallery in New York City. The juried show features the works of 14 contemporary sculptors and is on view through October 18. Jurors were Eugene Daub, FNSS, and Alicia Ponzio, NSS; both elected members of National Sculpture Society residing in California.

The NSS Ambassador Community Program is a relatively new initiative intended to increase communication and individual contact with a growing number of sculptors in regions around the country. Ambassadors work with the NSS offices and members of their community in an overall effort to involve sculptors, celebrate sculpture, and educate the public about sculpture through programs in regional communities.

Sculptors featured in the exhibition are: Mark Edward Adams, NSS; Manuelita Brown; Gina Cohen; Susan Read Cronin; D.L. Engle, NSS; Jacquelyn Giuffré; Lance Glasser; Adam Matano, NSS; Kate Mikhailov; Deanna Rae C. Montero; Maidy Morhous; Mickey Quinn; Judy Salinsky; and Cynthia Siegel.

National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century. Fellows (FNSS), Elected Members (NSS), and Associates designate the types of sculptor membership in the organization, which is international in scope and appeal. National Sculpture Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in sculpture that is inspired by nature.

86th Annual Awards Exhibition

On Saturday, August 10th, National Sculpture Society’s 86th Annual Awards Exhibition will open at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. The juried show features the figurative works of 55 contemporary sculptors and is on view through October 27.  This year, the 14 prize winners from the show will exhibit their work in the Award Winners Exhibition in NSS’ NYC Gallery from November 25, 2019 to February 1, 2020.

 

The Annual Awards Exhibition is National Sculpture Society’s most popular show. Hundreds of artists apply to the juried competition which offers thousands of dollars in cash prizes. The variety of subject matter and media exhibited represents the diverse styles, backgrounds and disciplines of NSS members. Fellows (FNSS), Elected Members (NSS), and Associates make up the levels of sculptor membership in the organization, which is international in scope and appeal. National Sculpture Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in sculpture that is inspired by nature.

 

The Jury of Selection and Jury of Awards play an important part in the annual exhibition and each jury is comprised of two sculptors and one curator. This year the Jury of Selection chose the 55 works from the 460 entries received from around the world. The Jury of Selection included Arslan, Sculptor and Sculpture Instructor, The Art Students League of New York; Darrell Davis, FNSS; and Eric Silver, Director, Lillian Nassau, LLC.  Sculptors featured in the exhibition are: Béla Bácsi; Manuel Ferreiro Badia, Joy Kroeger Beckner, Jeff Birchill, Richard Black, Richard Blake, Marlys Boddy, Paige Bradley, Jeremy Bradshaw, George Bumann, LeaAnn Cogswell, Matthew James Collins, Eugene Daub, Beverly Davis, Darrell Davis, Judeth Davis, Mick Doellinger, Steve Flom, Patz Fowle, Anne Geiler, Jay Goldstein, Michael Aaron Hall, Cheryl Horning, Lee Hutt, Kristina Kossi, Walter Matia, Sean McGraw, Dino Mehaffie, Dora Natella, Ken Newman, Olga Nielsen, Lawrence Noble, Peregrine O’Gormley, Mikhail Pertsev, Mardie Rees, Stephanie Revennaugh, Rosetta, Brittany Ryan, Stephen Saxenian, Adam Schultz, Sandy Scott, Ed Smida, Pati Stajcar, Suzanne Storer, Kristine Taylor, Kathryn Vinson, Susan Wakeen, Joe Wayne, Garland Weeks, Dale Weiler, Jeremiah D. Welsh, Douglas White, Ellen Woodbury, and Deran Wright.

 

A Jury of Awards will convene after the show is installed and will include: Rick Reinert, Owner, Reinart Fine Art Gallery; Bart Walter, FNSS; and Basil Watson, Sculptor. 86th Annual Award winners will be announced at a closing reception on October 27; the Brookgreen Gardens “People’s Choice” award will be announced at that time as well.

 

National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century.

 

Brookgreen Gardens was founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931 and today is a National Historic Landmark and a garden museum with the most extensive collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world.  In addition to the gardens, Brookgreen offers year-round courses and workshops to sculptors as well as programs and tours for visitors of all ages and interests.

The Collection

The Collection

May 20 – July 26, 2019

 

National Sculpture Society is pleased to present The Collection, an exhibition of sculpture by past and present members of NSS. Featuring rarely seen works by notable sculptors, the show opens on Monday, May 20 and runs through Friday, July 26. The 30 pieces on display include figures, portrait busts and bas-reliefs by historic and contemporary Fellows of NSS.  The variety of subject matter and media is reflective of the diverse styles of NSS sculptors, while the elevated level of skill and technique is common to all Fellows of the organization. The Collection celebrates NSS as the leading figurative sculpture organization and honors the artists who established a tradition of exceptional fine art and those who carry on their legacy.

Artists featured in The Collection are Nina Akamu, Jane Armstrong (1921-2012), Richard Blake, Giancarlo Biagi, Gail Sherman Corbett (1871-1952), John Flanagan (1865-1952), Waylande Gregory (1905-1971), Lorrie Goulet, Cecil Howard (1888-1956), Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973), Dexter Jones (1926-1986), Michael Lantz (1908-1988), Bruno Lucchesi, Herb Mignery, Richard McDermott Miller (1922-2004), Paul Moore, Marilyn Newmark (1928-2013), Elliot Offner (1931-2010), Marion Roller (1916-2012), Rosie Sandifer, Joseph Sheppard, and Roger T. Williams. Highlights of the exhibition include Nina Akamu’s scaled-down replica of Washington D.C’s Japanese-American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II; an array of high and low-relief medals by John Flanagan; an aluminum cast Gorilla by Anna Hyatt Huntington; the bust detail of the Raphell Fountain Memorial by Bruno Lucchesi; and signature works by three former NSS Presidents.

The National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century. Fellows (FNSS), Elected Members (NSS), and Associates make up the levels of sculptor membership of the organization, which is international in scope and appeal. National Sculpture Society and its members are dedicated to promoting excellence in art that is inspired by nature.

The Collection is the inaugural exhibition in NSS’ new gallery in midtown Manhattan.