NSS Programs & Awards

Get involved in the artistic community by applying for one of the opportunities available to you, as an artist, below.

The Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant is a prize of $5,000 sponsored by the National Sculpture Society.

It is awarded annually to a sculptor who has demonstrated outstanding ability as a sculptor and who has created a body of work inspired by nature which includes works of sculpture in bas-relief and in the round. The Bleifeld Grant is for a mature body of work; sculpture created in workshop or instructional settings should not be submitted.

Applicants cannot be elected members of the National Sculpture Society. All applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number.

The jury will consist of three persons, including at least two sculptors.

The grant will be presented at a Sculpture Celebration Conference.

Deadline:

Not accepting applications at this time.

Submission Materials:

Images of up to twelve works of sculpture, 24 images total. Images should be in JPEG (.jpg) format. The longest side of the image should be 1500 pixels or longer. Resolution of 72 dpi or higher.  At least two of the works must be bas-reliefs.

A list stating the title, medium and dimensions of the sculpture submitted. This can be in the form of a Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document.

A biography or resume. This can be in the form of a Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document.

To Submit:

Submissions can be shared through file sharing programs. Be sure to list the award you are applying for in the subject line or body of the email.

NSS programs are open to individuals of all races, ethnic origins, colors, genders and religions.

DEADLINE
not accepting at this time
MAXIMUM AWARDED
$5,000
ARTFORM / PRACTICE
Sculpture/Bas-Reliefs
APPLICANT TYPE
Sculptor whose work is inspired by nature and includes works of sculpture in bas-relief and in the round

National Sculpture Society will present Stefanie Rocknak with the 2019 Alex J. Ettl Grant. Read More

The Alex J. Ettl Grant is a prize of $7,695 sponsored by the National Sculpture Society. The Grant includes an unrestricted $5,000 cash award, a half-page ad in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine (value: $2,150) and a quarter page ad in Sculpture Review magazine (value: $545).

It is awarded annually to a figurative or realist sculptor who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work. The Ettl Grant is for a mature body of work; sculpture created in workshop or instructional settings should not be submitted.

Applicants cannot be elected members of the National Sculpture Society. All applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number.

The jury will consist of three prominent sculptors.

The grant will be presented at a Sculpture Celebration Conference.

Deadline:

Not accepting applications at this time

Submission Materials:

Images of up to twelve works of sculpture (2 views each – 24 images total). Images should be in JPEG (.jpg) format and the longest side of the image should be at least 1500 pixels long. Resolution of 72 dpi or higher.

A list stating the title, medium and dimensions of the sculpture submitted. This can be in the form of a Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document.

A biography or resume

To Submit:

Submissions can be shared through file sharing programs. Be sure to list the award you are applying for in the subject line or body of the email.

NSS programs are open to individuals of all races, ethnic origins, colors, genders and religions.

DEADLINE
not accepting at this time
MAXIMUM AWARDED
$7,695
ARTFORM / PRACTICE
Figurative/Realist Sculptor

The Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant is a $7,695 prize for a sculptor, specializing in animal sculpture, who has demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and outstanding ability in his or her body of work.  The Grant consists of an unrestricted $5,000 cash award, a half-page ad in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine (value: $2,150) and a quarter page ad in Sculpture Review magazine (value: $545).

Applicants cannot be elected members of the National Sculpture Society.  All applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number.

The grant is for a mature body of work; sculpture created in workshop or instructional settings should not be submitted.

The jury will consist of three prominent sculptors.

The grant will be presented at a Sculpture Celebration Conference.

Deadline:

Not accepting applications at this time.

Submission materials:

Images of up to twelve works of sculpture (2 views each – 24 images total). Images should be in JPEG (.jpg) format and the longest side of the image should be at least 1500 pixels long. Resolution of 72 dpi or higher.

A list stating the title, medium and dimensions of the sculpture submitted. This can be in the form of a Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document.

A biography or resume

To Submit:

Submissions can be shared through file sharing programs. Be sure to list the award you are applying for in the subject line or body of the email.

NSS programs are open to individuals of all races, ethnic origins, colors, genders and religions.

DEADLINE
not accepting at this time
MAXIMUM AWARDED
$7,695
ARTFORM / PRACTICE
Animal Sculptors