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 or scholars 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.
In addition to a grant, the Fellowship entails an exhibition of representative examples of the Fellow’s work in the following year at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, and the submission of a brief artist’s statement concerning the work. The mounting of these exhibits is funded through the Memorial’s Exhibits Committee.
It was the intention of the Fellowship when it was created that the Fellows’ Memorial-sponsored exhibits be relevant to the ideals of Saint-Gaudens, as an artistically innovative artist, a mentor to emerging artists, or to the enhancement of public interest in his life, work and the creative process.