CHARLESTON ARTIST PORTRAIT webJeremiah D. Welsh born in Connecticut has undertaken the full-time pursuit of mastery in and exploration of low relief sculpture. Welsh was welcomed by the National Sculpture Society (NSS) as newly elected member in 2016. Later in the same year, Jeremiah’s sculpture, Mayflies and Trout Rise, Okutama River, was awarded the Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize for "an outstanding work, either carved or cast" in the NSS 83rd Annual Awards Exhibition at the Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina. ​In 2017, Jeremiah completed his second solo exhibition of 31 low relief sculptures in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Concurrently his work, Hailstorm-Maelstrom, Prickly Poppy Field, was also juried into the National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition - once again appearing at the Brookgreen Gardens. ​ In 2018, his work was once again selected by jury to be included in the NSS 85th Annual Awards Exhibition at the Brookgreen Gardens. Further, his accepted sculpture was selected as the featured promotional image for the 85th Annual Exhibition by NSS. In July of 2019, Jeremiah's sculpture was juried into the NSS 86th Annual Awards Exhibition, where he won the Marcel Jovine President’s Prize for his bas relief, Northern Torsion, Pike and Bull. In 2020, Jeremiah’s sculpture, Cormorant and Moon Jellyfish, was juried into the NSS 87th Annual Awards Exhibition - making it the fifth consecutive year that Jeremiah’s work was accepted into this exclusive national show. This piece later won The Anna Hyatt Huntington Award and a Brookgreen Medal, thereby also securing a place at the NSS Gallery in Manhattan as part of The Award Winner’s Exhibition, 2020-2021. Concurrently, in November of 2020, Jeremiah’s bas relief, Northern Torsion, Pike and Bull was recognized as a Finalist in the 15th International ARC Salon - being one of only two relief sculptures that achieved this distinction in the 15th ARC Salon’s Sculpture Category. In 2021, Jeremiah was commissioned to create the 50th Brookgreen Medal. His medal, entitled, Days of Silence - Nights of Song, was debuted at the Gardens in May, 2022 - where he presented its development via lecture. In July of 2022, Welsh’s sculpture, Visions of Farewell, was juried into the NSS 89th Annual Awards Exhibition where it later won the Marcel Jovine President’s Prize for realism. Concurrently, Jeremiah also had his sculpture, Ridge Fire Refuge - Bighorns in the Garden, displayed in the summer exhibition at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, called “Above the Clouds - Art of the Alpine.” Jeremiah Welsh has acted a as sculpture judge for both NSS as well as the National Scholastic Art Show and has lectured in art educational settings both within the U.S. and abroad. His work has been featured in American Art Collector, Western Art Collector and Fine Art Connoisseur.