National Sculpture Society Presents the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant
National Sculpture Society will present the 2017 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant to Stephanie Revennaugh. The Grant consists of an unrestricted cash prize of $5,000, a half-page ad in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine (value: $2,150) and a quarter page ad in Sculpture Review magazine (value: $650). It is awarded to animal sculptors who have demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and an outstanding ability in their body of work.
Sculptors George Bumann, Bob Guelich and Louise Peterson served as the jurors for the 2017 grant. Peterson states that Revennaugh’s work “combines strong design, dramatic texture and sensitive expression,” with Bumann adding that her work “dances amid the expressively textural while still rooted in the substance of muscle, mind and spirit.”
Revennaugh’s interest in art and in the horse has taken her to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, to Wilmore, KY, and to Aix-en-Provence, France. In 2012, she showed at the Pomerene Center for the Arts in Coshocton, OH. Other exhibition venues include the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, AZ; Cowgirl Up! at Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, AZ; and National Sculpture Society’s 82nd Annual Award Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, SC. Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, Southwest Art, Horse & Style and Western Art & Architecture have all featured Revennaugh in their publications. Revennaugh works out of her studio in Livingston, Montana.
National Sculpture Society will present the grant on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the Honors and Awards Dinner, part of the Sculpture Celebration Conference held in New York City. Fine Art Connoisseur is the premier media sponsor for the events.
Image on homepage: Focus by Stephanie Revennaugh
Image on Sculpture News page: Jumper II by Stephanie Revennaugh