Primary View: Sculpture in Relief Prospectus



The exhibition is open to members of NSS (Fellows, Elected and Associates) in good standing. Seeking reliefs for this special exhibition at the NSS Gallery. Works in low, mid, and high relief will be eligible and jurors will consider all views on submitted reliefs, from primary (front) to secondary (side). All media will be considered (bronze, wood, stone, terracotta, paper, new materials, etc…) All work will be juried anonymously from images submitted.



Sculptures may be in any permanent medium. The NSS Gallery has limited wall space; artists MUST ship their own appropriate-sized easels along with their sculpture to have it displayed. Pedestal-top easels or gallery floor easels will work but must be sturdy. Reliefs displayed on walls must not weigh more than 30 lbs. Coins and medals are not allowed. NSS will not be held responsible for any damages to sculpture no matter how or where it occurs.



 July 12, 2024:                              Receipt deadline for submission.

July 15 – July 26, 2024:           Selection jury reviews submissions.

August 2, 2024:                          Notification sent to all applicants.

August 9, 2024:                          Information due back from artists (signed contract, submission specifics).


August 26 – 30

& September 3 – 6:                     Work received at NSS Gallery in New York City.


September 16, 2024:                  Exhibition opens at the NSS gallery.

December 20, 2024:                   Exhibition closes at the NSS gallery.


 Where to Submit

This is an exhibition open exclusively to the members of National Sculpture Society. Copy this address to get to the upload site.


 Cost to Submit

Free for NSS members.  $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.


Detailed submission instructions are provided on the web link. If you experience any difficulty with the procedure, please contact Patricia Delahanty by email:  patty at


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 email:  patty at