MURRELLS INLET, SC – March 10, 2011 – Robert E. “Bob” Jewell, Brookgreen Gardens’ President and CEO, was recently appointed to a second three-year term of the National Sculpture Society’s Board of Directors and was selected to serve on the Board’s Executive Committee.
“The National Sculpture Society is delighted to have Bob on the Board of Directors, in part because of his outstanding business and leadership skills but also because his participation on the Society’s Board of Directors continues a long friendship between two organizations which support the goal of excellence in sculpture.” said Gwen Pier, Executive Director of the NSS.
“It is an honor to serve on the Board of Director’s Executive Committee of such a distinguished national organization, “said Bob Jewell. “Brookgreen Gardens and the National Sculpture Society have had a relationship as long as both organizations have existed. Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, who founded Brookgreen Gardens, were active members of the Society and its mission in many ways is similar to the mission of the Gardens.” Jewell was elected for a three-year term on the NSS Board in 2008 and was re-elected for another three-year term in January.
Founded in 1893, National Sculpture Society is headquartered in New York City and is the oldest and most prestigious association of professional sculptors in the United States.
Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and is open to the public daily. For more information, consult our web site at www.brookgreen.org or call 800-849-1931.