2024 Young Sculptors Exhibition


Open to young sculptors 30 years of age or younger recommended by Sculptor Members and Fellows of National Sculpture Society (NSS).


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. NSS will NOT be held responsible for any damages. Works of all sizes will be considered, including reliefs. Works must not exceed 100 pounds.


A jury of selection and a jury of awards will be composed of three NSS members.


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


Submission is free.


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 the NSS Gallery. Contracts will also establish price for all works intended for sale.


Sculptures accepted in the exhibition are not required to be available for sale. Inquiries about purchasing works in the exhibition will be referred back to the artist. National Sculpture Society will receive no commission from sales. Prices will be established in this agreement and will not be subject to change.


All works must be shipped to National Sculpture Society. Funding available to assist with shipping costs. Sculptors may choose to drop off or pick up works; please call gallery and arrange a time. If works have elaborate crating, please include opening and closing instructions on the exterior of the packaging and/or enclose photographs or diagrams to illustrate proper unpacking and packing techniques. At the conclusion of the exhibition’s run at the NSS Gallery, all works will be repacked. Artists will work with NSS to make arrangements to pick up work.


Submit at nationalsculpture.org/entry-thingy. Be certain to submit to “2024 Young Sculptors Exhibition”. Sculptors will be required to include the name of their teacher/mentor when prompted under “How  Did  You  Learn  About  This  Call”


Cash awards will be available.


  • December 15, 2023: Submission deadline.
  • January 5, 2024: Notification e-mailed to artists.
  • February 5-9 & 12-16, 2024: Sculpture delivered to NSS Gallery (M-F only).
  • February 26, 2024: Young Sculptors Exhibition opens.
  • May 3, 2024: Young Sculptors Exhibition closes.
  • May 6-10 & 13-17 2024: Sculptors must arrange to have sculpture picked up from the NSS Gallery (M-F only).


Contact Patty Delahanty at National Sculpture Society.  exhibitions@nationalsculpture.org or (212) 764-5645 ext. 103