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5 Feb 2024

Grants The Dexter Jones Award

National Sculpture Society New York, NY, United States

National Sculpture Society

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: April 15, 2024 – The National Sculpture Society is now accepting applications for The Dexter Jones Award of $5,000. The use of figurative or realist sculpture or sculpture that is inspired by nature, is of greatest interest.

The jury will determine the recipient based on an outstanding work of sculpture in bas-relief.

Applicants must have been born between 1984 – 2005. Applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number.

NSS welcomes applications from all sculptors regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status, education or disability.


  • Sculptors may submit images of 6 to 12 different works (up to 2 views each – maximum of 24 images total). Entries must include an image of at least one work in bas-relief.
  • Sculptors should include a brief resume

Named in honor of Dexter Jones (1926-1986), a Fellow of NSS, the award was first presented in 2001. In addition to being an accomplished sculptor of portraits and works in the round, Jones created several outstanding bas-reliefs in his lifetime.

National Sculpture Society (NSS) promotes excellence in sculpture that is inspired by the natural world. Programs include Sculpture Review magazine, the SculptureNews e-bulletin, scholarships, grants, exhibitions and competitions. Our Sculpture Celebration Conference features programs such as panel discussions, demonstrations, information sessions, studio tours, and awards presentations. These educational programs are just a few of the ways NSS serves as a link between the public, sculptors, educators, and collectors.

National Sculpture Society
6 E 39th St Ste 903
New York, NY 10016

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Opportunity Categories: Sculpture Only. Opportunity Types: Grants. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: *No Participation Fee and Cash or Value Awards.

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