Competitions $5,000 Margo Harris Hammerschlag Biennial Award for Direct Carving
U.S. National Deadline: November 27, 2016 – The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) welcomes American Women Sculptors, whose medium is direct carving, to apply for this prestigious award.
Women Artist 18+, U.S. Citizen and/or permanent resident can enter. All work must be original with a minimum of 75% produced by direct carving.
An award of $5,000 will be given to a woman artist whose media is direct carving. The final decision will be based on artistic excellence.
– Ms. Ayami Aoyami is an Art Instructor, Sculptor, at the Stone Division of the Johnson Atelier, Technical Institute of Sculpture, Mercerville, NJ. She also worked at the Advanced Stone Technologies.
Ms. Aoyami received her BFA from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Aichi, Japan, in oil painting. She attended the Art Students League of New York, Sculptor: stone. She also worked in sculpture, stone, at the Johnson, Atelier, Mercerville, NJ, Stone Division: Apprentice Program.
Ayami had the urge to travel to seek something. When she started her carving stone journey to seek shapes, colors and textures, she no longer needed to travel anywhere. Stone contains life within, “Being nature’s way. I always feel peace and happiness”.
– Barbara Segal is a Faculty Member at the School of Visual Arts.
Ms. Segal’s work continues to be exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions sponsored by museums and universities. In 2001 she was awarded a NYC Metropolitan Authority Arts for Transit commission. Her work is held in both public and private collections, including those of the Neuberger Museum of Art, the White House, Malcolm Forbes and the Limited’s Leslie Wexner.
Application fee for all of the images is $75.
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Submissions will be accepted online only.
The National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country, is a vibrant community of professional women artists that strives to support its members and women artists at large through exhibitions, programs and education. N.A.W.A. members represent all areas of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, encaustic, video art, installations and mixed media.
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