The National Sculpture Society will present the 2018 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant to Timothy Nimmo. The Grant is awarded annually to an animal sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and an outstanding ability in their body of work. It consists of an unrestricted prize of $5000, a half-page ad in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and a quarter page ad in Sculpture Review magazine.
Timothy Nimmo is the fifth recipient of the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant, which is funded through a bequest from Marilyn Newmark (1928-2013), an accomplished sculptor and equestrian. Sculptors D. L. Engle, Walter Matia and Sandy Scott served as the jurors for the 2018 Grant. Engle describes Nimmo’s work as “inspired” and “mature” – a body of work that “demonstrates that when the tools of art – design, technique and observation – are firmly under the command of the artist’s intent, magic happens.” She adds, “Nimmo’s sculptures illuminate the sacredness and mystery of the natural world. He opens this world to us with the aplomb of a master story teller who grants us access to his vision with new eyes.”
In 2008, after success as an art mold maker and foundry owner, Nimmo began to build a body of his own work and to exhibit and sell professionally. He has shown at the Governor’s Art Show (Loveland, CO), SculptureWalk Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD) and at the Rocky Mountain Animal Artists Exhibition (Parker, CO). In 2014, he received an ‘Award of Excellence’ from the Society of Animal Artists for his work Awakening Buck. His gallery representation includes Columbine Gallery (Loveland, CO), Tracy Miller Gallery (Manitou Springs, CO) and Lovetts Gallery (Tulsa, OK). Nimmo is an Associate Member of the National Sculptors’ Guild and a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists.
The National Sculpture Society will present the grant on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Honors and Awards Dinner, part of the Sculpture Celebration Conference which will be held in South Carolina next year.
Image on Sculpture News: Greater Kudo by Timothy Nimmo