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.
Not accepting applications at this time
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
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.