The National Sculpture Society (NSS) is awarding Jeremy Bradshaw the 2021 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant. The Newmark Grant is given annually to animal sculptors who have demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and an outstanding ability in their body of work.
Noted animal sculptors and NSS Fellows, Kathleen Friedenberg, Roger Martin, and Leo E. Osborne served as jurors for the award. Martin summed up their selection with the statement, “Jeremy Bradshaw has cultivated an in-depth understanding of animal anatomy. He is comfortable enough with this knowledge to successfully manipulate it and use it to create mood and motion. Jeremy’s animals have life – they enable the viewer to create their own story.”
From a young age, Bradshaw has been fascinated with wildlife and animals. This fascination led him to explore the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Oklahoma panhandle, and the Alaskan landscape – every outdoor experience informing his sculpture. He has since settled in southeastern Washington.
Bradshaw, a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, is represented by Manitou Galleries (Santa Fe, NM), Gallery Wild (Jackson, WY) and Dick Idol Signature Gallery (Whitefish, MT). He regularly exhibits in ‘Birds in Art’ run by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (Wausau, WI) and recently participated in two NSS exhibitions – the 86th Annual Awards Exhibition in 2019 and Visions of Spring in 2020. His Badlands Brawler is in this year’s 88th Annual. He is also participating in the Kimball Arts Festival (Park City, UT) and in Sculpture in the Park (Loveland, CO) this year.
The Newmark Grant, presented since 2014, is in honor of NSS Fellow Marilyn Newmark (1926-2013). Considered to be one of the finest equine sculptors in the world, her work won more than 12 gold medals and 100 awards at national and international exhibitions. The Grant consists of an unrestricted cash prize of $5000 and a complimentary quarter-page ad in Sculpture Review magazine.