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2nd Annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

May 1, 1988 - Feb 28, 1989

Smadar Yinhar, The Bridge. 1988 / 2nd Rosen Sculpture Competition Winner.

Appalachian State University’s annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition, now in its second year, is made possible through the patronage of Martin and Doris Rosen. The Rosens continue to be a major force contributing to the success of An Appalachian Summer and cultural programming at Appalachian State University.

The sculpture competition, on view year round at the Appalachian State University campus, is a dynamic component of the visual arts on campus. Martin and Doris Rosen provide each of the ten selected sculptors with a five hundred dollar honorarium to facilitate their individual works. From the ten participants, one artist’s work is then selected to receive the Rosen Prize, a cash award of five thousand dollars.

Curator: Terry Suhre

Juror’s Statement

As a curator, I am trained to see many types of art … because a museum is a changing and contrasting place. In this competition, my purpose was mainly to select as wide a variety of pieces as I could, representing many different techniques and styles found across the country.

Valerie J. Fletcher
Curator of Sculpture
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, DC

The Bridge: Smadar Yinhar

Burnsville, North Carolina

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Painted steel, 5′ x 5′ x 6′

Rosen Award 1st Place

Big House: Bill Mayar

Holland, Michigan

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Aluminum, 9′ x 4′ 2″ x 4′ 2″

Cloud, Lightening and Basenote: Wayne Trapp

Vilas, North Carolina

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Stainless steel, 16′ x 8′ x 8′

About the Artist

Wayne Trapp, the sculptor, has worked in stone and steel for years, creating lavish–even colossal–outdoor pieces for corporate clients and smaller more particular pieces for his private clientele. His hands, his shoulders, are sore and sensitive with the scars of sculpting, but he can no more give it up than he can give up breathing. He avows that now he sculpts only by commission, but if a fine piece of stone presents itself or a flash of metal catches his eye or a woman turns her head just so, or if the moon is right, well… the dance begins. With unbridled energy and an insatiable passion for everything that crosses his path, Wayne forever seeks interchange, new ground, and a good time.

Wayne lives and operates his studio out of Vilas, N.C., and has works in extensive corporate, institutional and private collections across the U.S. and internationally.

For more information, visit www.waynetrapp.com.

Fire Ring: Debra Sachs

Gloucester City, New Jersey

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Cardboard, wood and polychrome sand, 6′ 8″ x 5′ 10″ x 5′ 10″

Gloria: William Travis

Boston, Massachusetts

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Steel, 18′ x 14′ x 4′

Human Race: Raymond Lutgert

Naples, Florida

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Stainless steel, 12′ x 1′ 6″ x 1′ 6″

Past Reflections: Judy Sutton Kracke

Amarillo, Texas

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Pine and mylar, 6′ x 35′ x 40′

Postindustrial Postmodern Relic: Alvin Frega

Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Steel, tires and found objects, 12′ x 4′ x 8′

Rolling Hill: David Cann

Stockton, New Jersey

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Steel and found objects, 3′ 2″ x 3′ x 11′ 9″

Shaman: Marcia McEachron

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Steel and found objects, 7′ x 2′

Walking: Mark Raab

Kernersville, North Carolina

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Painted steel, 8′ x 6′ x 5′

Wind Structure: Jennifer Odem

Tallahassee, Florida

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Steel and found objects, 10′ x 8′ x 7′

Details

Start:
May 1, 1988
End:
Feb 28, 1989
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Venue

Outdoor campus