Paige Bradley featured in National Sculpture Society 77th Annual Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina

The National Sculpture Society (NSS) is pleased to present its 77th Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina. Opening on Saturday, August 7, the juried show features the figurative works of 48 members. The show will be exhibited exclusively on the grounds of the historic gardens located on Pawleys Island, where it will be on display through October 31.

The Annual Awards Exhibition is National Sculpture Society’s most popular exhibition. Nearly 200 artists applied to the juried competition. The sculptures on display range from the traditional to the otherworldly, and include everything from portrait busts and figures, to animals - both domestic and wild. The variety of subject matter and media exhibited represent the diverse styles, backgrounds and disciplines of NSS members. Fellows (FNSS), Elected Members (NSS), and Associates comprise the levels of sculptor membership of the organization, which is international in scope and appeal. National Sculpture Society and its members are dedicated to the creation and showcasing of art that is inspired by nature.
National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculpture, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States, and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century.

Brookgreen Gardens was founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931 and today, is a National Historic Landmark and a display garden with the most extensive collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world. In addition to the gardens, Brookgreen offers year-round courses and workshops to sculptors as well as programs and tours for visitors of all ages and interests.

The 77th Annual Awards Exhibition is open daily to the public, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and is free with regular admission to the Gardens. A catalogue of the show will be made available for purchase at the Brookgreen Gardens gift shop. For more information about National Sculpture Society or this exhibition, please visit http://www.nationalsculpture.org or http://www.brookgreen.org.

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