Alex J. Ettl Grant

The Alex J. Ettl Grant is a prize of $5,000 sponsored by the National Sculpture Society.

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 the 2021 Sculpture Celebration Conference.


October 2020

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 resume in the form of a Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document.

To Submit:

Submissions can be shared through file sharing programs such as Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, sendthisfile, Hightail, etc… Be sure to list the “Alex J. Ettl 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
Figurative/Realist Sculptor