Fort Myers, FL
1st Place Rosen Award
Made possible by the continued support and generosity of the Rosen Family: The Martin & Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles & Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.
Fort Myers, FL
1st Place Rosen Award
Chapel Hill, NC
3rd Place Rosen Award
2nd Place Rosen Award
Mark A. Connelley
Mint Hill, NC
Gregory Elliott is the department chair for the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Elliott has been making and exhibiting sculpture for the past 35+ years. He holds 3 degrees, including a B.F.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University with concentrations in Commercial Art, Printmaking and Ceramics; an M.A. from Stephen F. Austin Studio Art, Ceramic Sculpture and his M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University focused in Sculpture. Elliott was the first artist in residence for the Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso, Texas from 1980 to 1983 and was part of the faculty of the El Paso community college from 1983 to 1985, teaching sculpture, ceramics, drawing and design. From 1985 to1988, Elliott was a faculty member at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas, teaching ceramics and sculpture. He spent 14 years as part of the faculty at Louisiana State University (LSU) from 1988 to 2002. While at LSU, he served as both the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and the Area Head of Sculpture for the Art Department. From 2002 to 2008, Elliott served as chairperson for the Department of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has exhibited his work widely across the U.S., including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN ; the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA; the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX; the Lamar Dodd Art Center LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA; and the Fine Arts Museum of the South, in Mobile, AL. Elliott has received numerous academic awards as well as awards and grants for his creative work including the Ann Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, purchase awards from the Fine Arts Museum of the New South, the Louisiana State University Museum of Art and the University of South Carolina. He has lectured extensively on forging, welding, iron casting, conservation, preservation and sustainability, and issues of outdoor sculpture and managing sculpture parks. Workshop presentations include: steel as a delicate material, gas welding, iron casting, heavy forging and riveting. The Turchin Center is proud to have such a distinguished juror for the THE 31st annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition 2017-2018.
She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Ohio University, an M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an M.L.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, as well as an advanced certificate in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art and also actively guest curates exhibitions at museums around the country.
Since the summer of 2014, at Appalachian State University, Redding has curated the organization’s numerous exhibitions including associated programming. She has worked closely with the university’s Department of Art, Appalachian Studies and a wide variety of other campus and community groups to make gallery resources available to all.
Vision, generosity, and a pursuit of excellence are some of the many qualities that characterized the lives of Martin and Doris Rosen. From their years devoted to building a successful business, to their lives after retirement, revolving around family, philanthropy, and a commitment to the arts, this exceptional couple left an indelible mark on the communities in which they lived and worked. Thanks to the continuing generosity of the Rosen Family, Martin and Doris’s legacy of support for quality visual arts programming has been continued by their children, and enables this beloved exhibition program to continue to develop and flourish. In July 1997, the Rosens donated Hephaestus, a large commissioned sculpture by Bruce White, to Appalachian State’s Permanent Collection, and it adorns the Rivers Street frontage area of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts to this day. On the occasion of the Rosens’ 50th wedding anniversary in October 1999, their children established the Martin and Doris Rosen Scholarship to assist rising junior or senior art majors at Appalachian State. Tireless supporters of the arts, the Rosen Family has given so much of themselves over the years to ensure that the arts remain a strong foundation of campus and community life in the High Country. We wish to extend to them our deepest appreciation.
Please address all inquires to:
Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition c/o Turchin Center for the Visual Arts PO Box 32139 423 West King Street Boone, NC 28608