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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
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
The Bridge: Smadar Yinhar
Burnsville, North Carolina
Painted steel, 5′ x 5′ x 6′
Rosen Award 1st Place
Big House: Bill Mayar
Aluminum, 9′ x 4′ 2″ x 4′ 2″
Cloud, Lightening and Basenote: Wayne Trapp
Vilas, North Carolina
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
Cardboard, wood and polychrome sand, 6′ 8″ x 5′ 10″ x 5′ 10″
Gloria: William Travis
Steel, 18′ x 14′ x 4′
Human Race: Raymond Lutgert
Stainless steel, 12′ x 1′ 6″ x 1′ 6″
Past Reflections: Judy Sutton Kracke
Pine and mylar, 6′ x 35′ x 40′
Postindustrial Postmodern Relic: Alvin Frega
Castle Hayne, North Carolina
Steel, tires and found objects, 12′ x 4′ x 8′
Rolling Hill: David Cann
Stockton, New Jersey
Steel and found objects, 3′ 2″ x 3′ x 11′ 9″
Shaman: Marcia McEachron
Steel and found objects, 7′ x 2′
Walking: Mark Raab
Kernersville, North Carolina
Painted steel, 8′ x 6′ x 5′
Wind Structure: Jennifer Odem
Steel and found objects, 10′ x 8′ x 7′