Associates Online Invitational
April 1, 2021 -
The National Sculpture Society is pleased to present the Associates Online Invitational. The open-themed exhibition features the works of 38 NSS Associate members. Artists were asked to submit work completed within the past year. Associates make up the largest membership group of the National Sculpture Society; the range of sculpture submitted reflects the talent, backgrounds, and interests of the individual artists. Fellows (FNSS), Elected Members (NSS), and Associates comprise the three types of membership in the organization which is international in scope and appeal.
Highlights of the show include leaders of the Civil Rights Movement; a 3D printed shark; a bronze sock puppet; and a portrait of a father bested by his own toddlers. The dozens of figurative and animal sculptures on display run the spectrum in size from heroic to table-top, from three-dimensional to bas-relief, and employ a variety of media including bronze, marble, wood, ceramic, plaster, and steel.
Sculptors featured in the Associates Online Invitational are Elisa Adams, Jon Ashburn, Thomas Berger, Nancy Bocek, Catherine Bohrman, David Borup, Matthew Brooks, Jeff Canepa, Michael Cardacino, David Clark, Jordan Clements, Phyllis deQuevedo, Rob Diseker, Linda Fleischman, Tony Furtado, Mark Yale Harris, Ott Jones, Dana King, John Leon, Gadi Leshem, Esther Lo, Erin McCarthy, Tom McClelland, Jill Meier, Scott Meskill, Rogelio Morales, Evan Morse, Gerald Painter, Scott Penegar, Paula Stern, Oceana Rain Stuart, John Tenney, Nicholas Thompson, Michael Tizzano, Douglas White, David Williams-Ellis, Eva-Maria Wohn, and Melanie Zibit.
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. National Sculpture Society is a not-for-profit organization which supports excellence in sculpture through various educational programs including scholarships and grants for emerging artists. National Sculpture Society is dedicated to promoting excellence in sculpture that is inspired by nature.