detailed photo of Candace Ivy's sculpture entitled 'within beneath below the skin' from 2016 made of wood, porcelain and glass and measuring 12 feet by 8 feet by 8 feet

Candace Ivy, within beneath below the skin (detail), 2016. Wood, porcelain, glass. 12' x 8' x 8'

The Saint-Gaudens Fellowship is an annual award presented to an emerging American artist. The policy of the committee is to award the Fellowship to artists who are practicing primarily in the United States and have a demonstrated exhibition record that shows them to possess exceptional talent, but who are not yet firmly established in the field and may benefit from the recognition and financial assistance that accompany the Fellowship. The artists are selected by a committee consisting of trustees and artist advisors, including past Fellows.

In addition to receiving a monetary grant, the Fellows exhibit  representative examples of their work in the following year at the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park in Cornish, New Hampshire.

It was the intention of the Fellowship when it was created that the Fellows’ Memorial-sponsored exhibitions be relevant to the ideals of Saint-Gaudens as an artistically innovative artist, a mentor to emerging artists, and to the enhancement of public interest in his life, work, and the creative process.

Receiving the Saint-Gaudens Fellowship felt transformative. This windfall of support was helpful in immediate and pragmatic ways. Along with that came something beyond practical. I experienced an unexpected, and at first almost unconscious, sense of freedom. This feeling was like magic. After a site visit to the park, my work rapidly started to shift and open up. Ideas that had been percolating for a long time came pouring out, leading to an incredibly productive and exciting working period. This was, and continues to be, a true joy.

–Jennifer Paige Cohen, 2019 Saint-Gaudens Fellow

Fellows of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial

*This was a special Fellowship for which the Trustees invited Ms. Thurber to create an exhibition of photographs to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.