85th Annual Award Winners
WHAT
Exhibition Awards

*INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE RECEPTION FOR THE 85TH ANNUAL?

October 27, 5:00-7:00pm at the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion at Brookgreen Gardens. Followed by a “Dutch Treat” dinner at 7:15 at Brookgreen Gardens. You MUST RSVP with Robin Salmon at Brookgreen: rsalmon@brookgreen.org  or call (843) 235-6012.

RSVP is necessary for access to the garden grounds after hours and for the dinner count.

 

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On its opening weekend, the Jury of Awards met at Brookgreen Gardens to decide the 15 prize recipients of National Sculpture Society’s 85th Annual Awards Exhibition.  The Jury of Awards is composed of at least two sculptors and a curator and this year included: Natalie Henderson, Art Curator, Southeastern Wildlife Exposition; Bryan Rapp, Sculptor Instructor, Coastal Carolina University; and Heidi Wastweet, NSS and President of American Medallic Sculpture Association.

The top prize went to Canadian sculptor, Roderick Morgan. A former art instructor and scientific illustrator, Morgan won the “Green-Wood Cemetery Award” in NSS’ 82nd Annual Awards Exhibition.  “I feel profoundly honored and overjoyed to learn that my sculpture Sylph has won the Gold Medal and Charlotte Geffken Prize at the National Sculpture Society 85th Annual Awards Exhibition,” Morgan stated. “The award is made even more significant recognizing the distinguished works of my fellow participants and by the fact that this is the 125 anniversary of this venerable institution. I want to express my gratitude to The National Sculpture Society for its enduring commitment to the art of sculpture [and] to the Charlotte Geffken foundation, to the judges, and to Brookgreen Gardens for hosting this display. The National Sculpture Society is an important motivator for me, and I expect has been for many artists throughout the years, …the annual exhibition in particular. This eminent tribute will inspire me as I continue my work into the future.”

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

Sylph by Roderick Morgan

 

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

A Walk in the Woods by Walter Matia, FNSS

 

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

Sole E’ Brutto – Béla Bácsi, FNSS

 

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

Venus by Rick Casali

 

Fred and Cheryl Newby Patrons Award of $1,000

Casual Friday by Neil Grant

 

Marcel Jovine President’s Prize of $1,000

Classical Dreaming by Tom Silveroli, FNSS

 

Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award of $1,000

Pontius Pilate by Tuck Langland, FNSS

 

The Susan and Robert Polack Prize of $1,000

Fluidity by Scott Penegar

 

Marion and Gilbert Roller Memorial Prize of $1,000

Starry Night by Martin Gates, NSS

 

Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize of $750

Marcy by Susan Wakeen

 

Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize of $500

Citizen by Lewis Bryden

 

Jane B. Armstrong Memorial Award of $400

I’ll Bury You With All the Others by Darla Jackson

 

Margaret Hexter Prize of $300  

 A Sacred Man by Neal Martz

 

Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize of $300

Rain of Faith by Ryan T. Schmidt

 

Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award of $200 and Gloria Medal

Sense of Life by Joseph Noorigian