Alex Palkovich

Sculptor, FNSS, Fellow of the National Sculpture Society


August 17th, 2012

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The Archives section contains some of the past news stories connected to Alex Palkovich.

November 21, 2013: Article in Florence Morning News: Florence County recognizes the accomplishments of Alex Palkovich in a special resolution,

November 20, 2013: Article in Florence Morning News, Florence sculptor’s work garners national award:

November, 2013: SC Sculptor, Alex Palkovich, Wins the 80th Annual National Sculpture Society Exhibition’s People’s Choice Award:

May 18, 2013:  Article in Florence Morning News, Johnsonville Heritage Festival sees final dedication of Marion statue

August 17, 2012 Patriotism, statue on display at first Heritage day in Johnsonville

Pee Dee Land Trust – 2012
Presentation of award designed by Alex Palkovich

June 5, 2012 Florence area land trust gives top preservation award to Darlington’s James

May, 2012 – Carolina Arts News
2012 Sculpture in the South Show and Sale Takes Place in Summerville, SC – May 19 & 20, 2012

November, 2011 – Veterans Day observance falls on rare date

October, 2011 – Florence library debuts art gallery

September 28, 2011 – Francis Marion University Student Newspaper
City reveals new monument

September 11, 2011 New 9-11 Memorial unveiled Sunday at Florence Veteran’s Park

June, 2011  Committee works to add monuments at Florence Veterans Park

May 14, 2011 – The Post and Courier
Swamp Fox rides again at Sculpture in the South

April, 2011 Johnsonville council provides sculptor with final payment

February, 2011 Johnsonville to host evening with sculptor

January, 2011 – Article in Carolina Arts Magazine

Florence, SC, Sculptor Alex Palkovich Keeps Legend of The Swamp Fox Alive

Pictures from Moonscapes 3D of the enlargement of the Francis Marion sculpture

September, 2010 Palkovich continues work on Johnsonville statue

August, 2010
Alex Palkovich was elected a member of the National Sculpture Society. He is the only elected member of the Society in South Carolina.

Veterans Park Monument Wins American Institute of Commemorative Art Award
Florence’s Veterans Park Memorial was recognized as this year’s national award winner in the Public Memorial and Features Design category at the annual conference of the American Institute of Commemorative Art, held recently in San Diego.  The Institute is comprised of fifty leading designers and builders of private and public memorials from the United States and Canada. Membership in the Institute is by invitation only. Brown Memorials of Florence is one of those select members. Claudia Brown Grossman was in attendance when the announcement was made. The Veterans Park memorial, executed according to the design by Alex Palkovich, consists of three towering granite monoliths topped by a life-size bronze sculpture of a bald eagle, also created by Mr. Palkovich.  The monoliths’ placement creates a central meditation chamber where one can see the eagle landing. The open chamber gives visitors the ability to be part of the sculpture and see it from all directions. Each side of the granite monoliths features a bronze medallion representing a branch of the service. Browns Memorial supplied the granite for the memorial and handled the construction of this award-winning project.

South Carolina State Fair Fall 2009
Alex Palkovich won the Third Premium Fine Art Merit award in the Professional category for his sculpture entitled “Home Safe.”

Municipal Association of South Carolina
2009 Main Street South Carolina Inspiration Award
Downtown Service Award Category

Alex Palkovich and Jane Madden shared the Main Street South Carolina Inspiration Award for 2009, presented in August at Hilton Head, SC during the annual Municipal Association of South Carolina conference, for their work in creating the Art Trail Gallery in Downtown Florence, SC.

A write-up and video of their award is available at:

Alex’s speech at the installation of the Eagle Monument in Veterans Park – November, 2008

April, 2008 Work continues on eagle for Veterans Park monument

2002-2003 Francis Marion University Department of Fine Arts Gallery Series