November 2 - SculptureNews
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Top Left:  Brookgreen Gardens President Bob Jewell with Gold Medal/ and Charlotte Geffken Prize winner, Steven Carpenter.
Top Right:  Alfred and Lee Hutt. 
Above: Hanging Fruit Bat by Tony Hochstetler, NSS; The House of Lords by Walter Matia, FNSS; and The White Lady by George Bumann, NSS in the Noble Gallery at Brookgreen Gardens.
Top Left:  Joan and Jim Jennewein
Top Right:  Sculptor Evan Burnette with Mustacheo
Above: Top Notch by Stefan Savides, NSS (foreground) and Remorse by Leo E. Osborne, FNSS (background)
Above:  Julia by Olga Nielsen, NSS; No Laughing Matter by Lee Hutt, FNSS; and Vigilance by Marvin Hitesman in the Jennewein Gallery at Brookgreen Gardens.
Bottom Left:  Sculptor Willy Wang, NSS with Song of the Eagle.
Bottom Right:  Sculptor Christopher Smith, FNSS with Antigone's Dilemma.
Top Left:  Sculptor Daniel Williams with Thanatos.
Top Right:  Wife, model and muse, Leesa Clark-Price with Oracle by husband, Gary Lee Price, FNSS
Above: Midday Shade by Darrell Davis, NSS (foreground) and The Visitor by Roger Martin, NSS (background)  in the Noble Gallery at Brookgreen Gardens.
Top Left:  Constance Bassett with Muse.
Top Right:  Brookgreen Gardens President Bob Jewell with the Bronze Medal and John Cavanaugh Memorial Prize winner, Joshua Koffman.
Above:  A view of the show in the Jennewein Gallery at Brookgreen Gardens.
On Saturday, October 31, the closing reception for National Sculpture Society's 82nd Annual Awards Exhibition was held at Brookgreen Gardens. Sculptors and patrons mingled within the two galleries which exclusively held the show. The sixteen prizes were announced at that time.

This year, the Gold Medal and Charlotte Geffken Prize of $5000 went to Steven Carpenter for his piece, More. Originally from Northern Illinois, Carpenter has called Maine his home for the past sixteen years. Carpenter discovered his love for sculpture through his stonescaping business.

"I have always been interested in the figure and the range of emotions that makes us human.  From subtle humor or irony, to love, to the drama of life and death," explains Carpenter. "These subjects provide a never-ending source of narratives and forms to explore. Though I tend to represent the figure realistically, I may exaggerate proportions, or the pose, to add interest to the overall presence of the piece."
The Silver Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize of $3,000 went to Walter Matia, FNSS, for The House of Lords.  

"A heron sculpture is mostly about working to define beauty through what is not there," begins Matia. "The silhouette and the negative spaces are the tools I chose to describe the essence of the long necked wading birds. The pomp and ceremony of the Queen's Jubilee Celebration entrance into Parliament's House of Lords provided the germs of the idea for this piece. The costume, the ornamentation, the arrangement of the seating, all seemed like a perfect setting for a marsh sculpture."

The Bronze Medal and John Cavanaugh Memorial Prize of $2,000 went to Joshua Koffman, NSS, for his bronze Europa.

"As a sculptor, my studies to date have focused on the human form as a means of understanding and expressing human nature. Totemic, figurative, representational - what fuels the charge behind these defining characteristics in my work is character itself" states Koffman. "When considering an individual though the lens of anatomical expression, my aim is to summon the viewer's own sense of individualism. The human form provokes our instincts. It speaks to us through our own vivid and tangible vocabulary. It leads us to reflect on our relationships and our strengths, and it inspires us to celebrate the beauty that our humanity portrays."

A listing of all the 82nd Annual prize winners continues below.
1. Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award and Gloria Medal for a work by a young sculptor (age 40 or younger) - Angel of Music by Ben Hammond, NSS

2. Marion and Gilbert Roller Memorial Award of $1,000 - Cheyenne Girl by Blair Buswell, FNSS

3. Marcel Jovine Memorial Prize of $1,000 - Dwarf Dutch Bunny by Bart Walter, FNSS

4. Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize for an outstanding work, either carved or cast of $750 - Remorse by Leo E. Osborne, FNSS

5. The Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize for a classical sculpture of $500 - Morning Sun by LeaAnn Cogswell

6. The Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for a realistic sculpture done in the classical tradition of $1,000 - Ancient Passage by Sandy Scott, FNSS

7. The Margaret Hexter Prize for a creative sculpture in the round of $300 - Happy Bear by D.L. Engle, NSS

8. The Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize for a non-traditional sculpture of $300 - Ginkgo Leaf by Andre Harvey, FNSS

9. The Pat Munson Prize for avian sculpture of $1,000 - Return by Peregrine O'Gormley, NSS

10. Green-Wood Cemetery Award of $1,500 - Volute by Roderick Morgan

11. Fine Art Connoisseur Award for a full-page ad valued at $3,800 - Julia by Olga Nielsen, NSS

12. Jane B. Armstrong Memorial Award- Midday Shade by Darrell Davis, NSS

13. Brookgreen Gardens People's Choice Award - Theo Raven by Victoria Davila
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Richard MacDonald has an installation of 12 heroic, life and half-life sized bronzes in the California Lutheran University's Sculpture|Walk. The figurative works line the path between the two galleries located on the southern California campus. The exhibition, which opened on November 1, runs in conjunction with The Representational Art Conference 2015 at which MacDonald is a keynote speaker. In 2012, a MacDonald debuted this collection of sculpture outside the Opera Gallery in Singapore in an exhibition titled "Magical Energies." Sculpture|Walk is on view through December 15.

Postcard for Sculpture|Walk
Richard MacDonald, FNSS
Susie Chisholm will be included in the American Women Artists' 2015 American Juried Exhibition at the Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona which runs November 12 through December 1.  Other sculptors in the show include: Alex Alvis, Marlys C. Boddy, Mary Buckman, Sandy Graves, Jammey L. Huggins, Janel Maher, Georgene E. McGonagle, Pamela G. Mummy, Lori K. Pandy, and Diana Reuter-Twining.

The Garden II
Susie Chisholm, NSS
Heidi Wastweet and her work as a relief and medallic sculptor was the subject of a recent podcast on The Sculptor's Funeral.  The interview was conducted by Jason Arkles, a sculptor and atelier instructor in Florence, Italy. 

Heidi Wastweet at work.
Wesley Wofford is busy at work creating a topography relief for Southern Highlands Reserve Lake Toxaway in North Carolina.

Southern Highlands Reserve Topography Relief
Wesley Wofford, NSS
Mark Edward Adams will have work included in the Gilcrease Museum's Collectors' Reserve Show which runs through November 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is the second time Adams has exhibited at the Gilcrease in as many years.
Thunder Road
Mark Edward Adams
Florida artist, Michael Jernigan, completed this portrait bust of Florida Senate Sergeant At Arms, Donald Severance, in honor of his retirement from 39 years of service on November 20. 

Donald Severance, Florida Senate Sergeant at Arms
Michael Jernigan
Paul Rhymer's unusual home and studio is the subject of this profile in The Frederick News-Post.  Rhymer and his wife, Carolyn Thome, live in a refurbished church in Point of Rocks, Maryland.

Paul Rhymer at home with his wife, Carolyn, and golden retrievers Pick and Buzz.
Julie McCraney-Brogdon will be included in the American Women Artists' 2015 Annual Master &  Signature Member Show at the Bonner David Galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona which runs November 12 through December 1. Other sculptors in the show include: Tucker Bailey, Angela Mia de la Vega, Cathy Ferrell, Cathryn Jenkins, Kim Kori, Pokey Park, Rosetta and Liz Wolf.  

Pret a Porter
Julie McCraney-Brogdon
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