Award Winners of the 88th Annual Awards Exhibition
Kate Brockman, FNSS: National Sculpture Gold Medal and Charlotte Geffken Prize Bronze | 25" x 17" x 10"
Gary Staab, NSS: National Sculpture Society Silver Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize Bronze | 8" x 9" x 24"
Timothy S. Hooton, NSS: National Sculpture Society Bronze Medal and John Cavanaugh Memorial Prize Cast Iron, Steel, Milk Paint | 23.5" x 15.75" x 6.5"
Roger Martin, FNSS: André Harvey Award for a work by an NSS Fellow Bronze | 27" x 12" x 27"
Lee Hutt, FNSS: The Anna Hyatt Huntington Award and Brookgreen Gardens Medal Bronze | 10" x 6" x 11"
Eugene Daub, FNSS: Marcel Jovine President’s Prize Cardboard, Charcoal, Acrylic Paint | 34" x 55" x 7"
Craig Campbell, NSS: Fred and Cheryl Newby Patrons Award Terracotta | 16" x 6" x 5.5"
Tuck Langland, FNSS: Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for a realistic work done in the classical tradition Bronze | 20.5" x 15" x 10.75"
Eva-Maria Wohn: The Susan and Robert Polack Prize recognizing artistic achievement by a first-time exhibitor Bronze | 15.5" x 6" x 8"
Beverly Davis, NSS: Marion and Gilbert Roller Memorial Prize Fired Clay | 25" x 11" x 8"
Jacquelyn Giuffré, NSS: Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize for an outstanding work, either carved or cast Cast Bronze on Bronze Base | 6.25" x 9" x 5"
Basil Watson, NSS: Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for a classical sculpture Bronze | 17.5" x 8" x 10"
Linda Lindsay: Ortmayer/Corcoran Teacher Inspiration Award Bronze | 60" x 19" x 17"
Jim Green: Jane B. Armstrong Memorial Award Bronze, Steel, Stone Base | 6'3" tall
Bryce Pettit: Margaret Hexter Prize for a creative sculpture in the round Bronze | 22" x 8.5" x 6"
Joe Palmer: Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize for a non-traditional sculpture Bronze | 13" x 9" x 25"
Brittany Ryan, NSS: Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award & Gloria Medal for a work by a young sculptor (age 40 or younger) Aqua-Resin and Oil Paint | 36" x 12" x 20"

On Saturday, June 19 the Jury of Awards met at Brookgreen Gardens to decide the 17 prize recipients of National Sculpture Society’s 88th Annual Awards Exhibition. The Jury of Awards is composed of at least two sculptors and a curator and this year included Heidi Wastweet, Sculptor and Elected Member of NSS; Angela Cunningham, Sculptor; and Mary Martin, President & Owner, Mary Martin Gallery.

The top honor, the Gold Medal & Charlotte Geffken Prize, went to Philadelphia, PA artist, Kate Brockman.

Brockman is part of the sculpture faculty at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) teaching figure modeling and foundry. A two-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (1994, 2000), she won the Alex J. Ettl Grant from National Sculpture Society for her outstanding body of work (2011). Brockman is a Fellow of NSS and currently serves on the Board.

Fearless In Fear: A Young Harriet Tubman, is an interpretation of Harriet during the time when she would have been active in the Underground Railroad. Made in the beginning months of 2020, as the pandemic was taking hold, this piece took on extra significance for me,” begins Brockman. “As I learned about her incredible life, her commitment, resilience and courage in the face of adversity, she gave me perspective and strength. Known primarily for her work with the Underground Railroad, her activism for human equity spanned her life. She worked tirelessly for the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, as a nurse, scout and spy for the Union Army, and as the founder of a home for indigent and elderly African Americans. She is a true role model for all. These figures are contemporary and specific, not idealized, not without identity. These works examine the idea story and character- giving them a specificity of portrait, clothing and shape which imbues them with a force of will; putting them beyond the judgment placed upon common representations of sexuality and beauty.”

This spring, the Jury of Selection chose 55 works from the 428 entries received from around the world. The exhibition catalogue, which includes the 17 award winners and the other 38 exhibited sculptures, is available for purchase online:

 

This year the Jury of Selection included D.L. Engle, Sculptor and Fellow of NSS; Michael Evert, Sculptor; and Melissa Ralston-Jones, Gallery Curator, Western Connecticut State University. The Jury of Awards and the Jury of Selection play an invaluable part in the Annual and we are grateful for those who participate in it.

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

Fearless in Fear: A Young Harriet Tubman by Kate Brockman, FNSS

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

Aristotle by Gary Staab, NSS

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

Painter by Timothy S. Hooton, NSS

André Harvey Award of $2,500

Circumstantial Evidence by Roger Martin, FNSS

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

His Honor by Lee Hutt, FNSS

Marcel Jovine President’s Prize for a realistic work, preferably in the form of a bas-relief — $1,000

John Lewis by Eugene Daub, FNSS

Fred and Cheryl Newby Patrons Award — $1,000

The Boxer by Craig Campbell, NSS

Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for a realistic sculpture done in the classical tradition — $1,000

Testing the Water by Tuck Langland, FNSS

The Susan and Robert Polack Prize recognizing artistic achievement by a first-time exhibitor — $1,000

Redemption Pending by Eva-Maria Wohn

Marion and Gilbert Roller Memorial Prize — $1,000

The Newborn by Beverly Davis, NSS

Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize for an outstanding work, either carved or cast — $750

Edward by Jacquelyn Giuffré, NSS

Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for a classical sculpture — $500

Portrait of Congressman John Lewis by Basil Watson, FNSS

Ortmayer/Corcoran Teacher Inspiration Award — $500

M’akhotso Mother of Peace by Linda Lindsay

Jane B. Armstrong Memorial Award — $400

Dauntless by Jim Green

Margaret Hexter Prize for a creative sculpture in the round — $300 

States of Matter by Bryce Pettit

Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize for a non-traditional sculpture — $300

Heirloom by Joe Palmer

Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award of $200 and Gloria Medal for a work by a young sculptor (age 40 or younger) — $200 and C. Paul Jennewein Medal

Miss Independent by Brittany Ryan, NSS