NSS Programs & Awards

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

Open to NSS Fellows, Elected Sculptor Members, and Associates who dues are paid in full.

Get the PROSPECTUS.  Apply HERE.

The majority of the National Sculpture Society’s prizes are given at its Annual Awards Exhibition, which has a Jury of Selection and a separate Jury of Awards.

  •     Gold Medal/Charlotte Geffken Prize of $5,000
  •     Silver Medal/Maurice B. Hexter Prize of $3,000
  •     Bronze Medal/John Cavanaugh Memorial Prize of $2,000
  •     Marcel Jovine President’s Prize $1,000
  •     The Pat Munson Prize for avian sculpture $1,000
  •     Fred and Cheryl Newby Patrons Award $1,000
  •     The Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award $1,000
  •     Marion and Gilbert Roller Memorial Prize $1,000
  •     Montana Memorial Prize $750
  •     The Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize $500
  •     Jane B. Armstrong Memorial Award $400
  •     The Margaret Hexter Prize $300
  •     The Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize $300
  •     The Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award $200
March 23, 2018
NSS Members

The Membership Committee reviews applications for Elected Sculptor membership. Applications recommended by the committee will be voted on by the entire voting membership.


To Submit:

Applications can be shared with the NSS office through file sharing programs such as DropboxGoogle DocssendthisfileHightail, etc…  Be sure to state ‘Elected Membership’ in the subject line or body of the email.

Submission Materials:

Images of up to 15 works of sculpture (up to 2 views each – 30 images total). Images should be in JPEG (.jpg) format and the longest side of the image should be approximately 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 in a Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document.


All Associate membership benefits, plus the opportunity to serve on various committees within the NSS, voting rights in the NSS and placement of your images and biographical information in our archives.

Dues: $250 per year

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

Not accepting applications at this time