National Sculpture Society will present the 2019 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant to Ellen Woodbury. The Grant is awarded to animal sculptors who have demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and an outstanding ability in their body of work. It consists of an unrestricted cash prize of $5000, a half-page ad in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and a quarter-page ad in Sculpture Review magazine.
Woodbury sculpts one-of-a-kind stylized animals in a variety of marble, limestone and alabaster. Her work reflects her view that “each creature is special and significant.” Sculptor Darrell Davis, who served on the 2019 Newmark Grant jury, says that Woodbury “has an intimate understanding of her media, great execution, and a delightful eye for composition. Outstanding.” Fellow jurors Pati Stajcar and David H. Turner add that her “design and technique are pristine” and that her pieces have “wonderful lines and varying surface finishes that appear to soften the look of the stone.”
After a career at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Woodbury moved to Loveland, Colorado to pursue sculpting. She has found success exhibiting in a variety of venues including the Bennington Museum (Bennington, VT); the Tucson Desert Art Museum (Tucson, AZ) and Sculpture in the Park (Loveland, CO). Her bronze, See Through Other Eyes, recently became part of Northglenn, Colorado’s permanent public collection. Woodbury is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, Artists for Conservation and American Women Artists.
The National Sculpture Society will present the grant on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Honors and Awards Dinner. The Dinner is part of the Sculpture Celebration Conference held June 14-16, 2019 in New York City.