Young Sculptors Exhibition

Young Sculptors Exhibition


January 17, 2022 - March 4, 2022


Open to young sculptors age 30 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. 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 make independent arrangements to pick up work.


Submission Deadline Passed


November 5, 2021: Submission deadline.

November 12, 2021: Notification mailed to artists.

January 3 – 7 & 10 – 14 2022: Sculpture delivered to NSS Gallery (M-F only).

January 17, 2022: Young Sculptors Exhibition opens.

March 4, 2022: Young Sculptors Exhibition closes.

March 7 – 11 & 14 – 17 2022: Sculptors must arrange to have sculpture picked up from the NSS Gallery (M-F only).



1st Place – $2,000 President’s Prize

2nd Place – $2,000 bronze casting award

3rd Place – $1,500 bronze casting award

4th Place – $1,000 bronze casting award


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