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3rd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

May 1, 1989 - Feb 28, 1990

Be Gardiner, After the Rape of Persephone. 1989 / 3rd Rosen Sculpture Competition Winner.

Appalachian State University’s annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition, now in its third 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

About the Juror

Jack Burnham, internationally recognized art critic, scholar and author served as this year’s juror for the annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition.

Professor Burnham attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Wentworth Institute before receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University in 1961. From 1962 to 1983, he taught at Northwestern University and is presently Professor of Art History at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Critic’s Award from the Chicago Art Awards. His writings appear in numerous national art publications including Art in AmericaThe New Art ExaminerArtsceneArts Magazine, and the Journal of Art Education. The author of three books, Structure in ArtBeyond Modern Sculpture, and The Great Saltworks, Professor Burnham is currently working on a multi-volume book concerned with the narrative and art semiotics in painting since Giotto.

After the Rape of Persephone: Be Gardiner

Creston, North Carolina

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Marble

Rosen Award 1st Place

On display now as part of the Permanent Collection

About the Artist

Education: BFA (Religion), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Big Yellow: Wayne Trapp

Vilas, North Carolina

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Painted welded steel, 8′ 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.

Broken Deer Skull: Joe Barrington

Throckmorton, Texas

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Hand formed welded steel, 12′ x 10′ x 10′

Conduit 13: Mike Baur

West Chicago, Illinois

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Concrete and steel, 12′ x 5′ x 3′

Cubical, Circular and Triangular Linguisticity: Johann Eyfells

Oviedo, Florida

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Cast Aluminum, 3′ 4″ x 3′ 4″ x 3′ 4″ (x8) / 4′ 7″ x 2′ (x6)

Elegy #3: Edwin McCullough

Cissna Park, Illinois

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Cor-ten Steel, 4′ 2″ x 7′ 6″ x 5′ 1″

Freedom: L. Benson Warren

Lawton, Oklahoma

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Concrete, bronze and cast iron, 3′ x 3′ x 17′ 6″

Passage Through Pine: Harold “Skip” Van Houten

Ellisville, Mississippi

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Wood and steel, 10′ x 5′ x 5′

Pyroa Sysigy: William Leck Willett

Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Painted, Welded Steel, 8′ x 2′ x 3′

This piece is sponsored by the Watauga County Arts Council and is located at the Jones House in Boone.

About the Artist

Education: MFA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; BS, Appalachian State University; Associate of Art, Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, NC.

Sojourner: Dennis Whitcopf

Richmond, Kentucky

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Steel and Concrete, 16′ 5″ x 7′ 7″ x 7′

About the Artist

Education: MFA, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; BA California State University, Northridge, CA.

Star Catcher: Jim Gallucci

Greensboro, North Carolina

Johnny Miller Unequal Scenes Johannesburg, South Africia II

Painted steel, 10′ x 6′ x 4′

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May 1, 1989
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Feb 28, 1990
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