Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant

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 the 2021 Sculpture Celebration Conference.


October 2020

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 will be accepted starting in July 2020.

Submissions can be shared with through file sharing programs such as Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, sendthisfileHightail, etc…  Be sure to list the “Stanley Bleifeld Memorial Grant” in the subject line or body of the email.

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

Not accepting applications at this time
Sculptor whose work is inspired by nature and includes works of sculpture in bas-relief and in the round