26th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Outdoor campus

Rudy Rudisill, Home Sweet Home. 26th / 2012 Rosen Sculpture Competition Winner.Juror: Roy Strassberg Curator: Hank T. Foreman Assistant Curator: Brook BowerHome Sweet Home: Rudy Rudisill Gastonia, North CarolinaGalvanized steel. 7'7" H x 4'1.5" W 4'1" D Rosen Award 1st Place Artist's Comments Vague overtures to the psychosexual ramifications of good bourbon and long drives […]

At a Glance: Gestures of Curt Brill

Mayer Gallery

Curt Brill was the winner of the Martin & Doris Rosen Award Winner during the 24th Rosen Sculpture Competition in 2010. He returns to Appalachian’s campus with a solo exhibition of new work. Curt’s work focuses on the search “for the hidden Human spirit. That small part that makes us each unique, yet finds us a common […]

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Outdoor campus

Marvin Tadlock, Altered. 27th / 2013 Rosen Sculpture Competition Winner.Juror: Terry Suhre Curator: Hank T. Foreman Assistant Curator: Brook Bower The artists who make up the 27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition represent diverse aesthetic, philosophical, and political positions featuring a broad range of studio practices offering an expansive vision of contemporary sculpture that transcends issues […]

28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Outdoor campus

Justin Dearduff, Prairie Ray. 28th / 2014 Rosen Sculpture Competition Winner.Juror: Wayne Trapp Curator: Hank T. Foreman Juror's Statement It was an honor and a pleasure to juror the 28th annual Rosen. I love the process as a juror of going through images of many artists. It always astounds me, the wide range of images […]

Andrew Fullwood: Allurement

Mayer Gallery

Originally a psychiatrist, sculptor Andrew Fullwood of Chapel Hill, NC is a master carver from a family of five generations of furniture makers originally from Hickory, NC. Artist Statement I grew up with equally compelling interests in art and nature, the latter of which lead to a career as a physician. My interest in wood, a […]

The Waterworks: Jennifer Hecker

In “The Waterworks,” artist and educator Jennifer Hecker explores the metaphor of “sculpting” water with bronze and glass pieces that suggest the fragility and necessity of an element that is essential for life but increasingly scarce. NASA’s Mars Rover discovery of evidence suggesting that water once flowed on that planet makes it possible to speculate […]

30th Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

Outdoor campus

Intestinal Fortitude, Mike Hansel. Winner of 30th Annual Rosen Sculpture CompetitionThe Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Rosen has become an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, the university's annual multi-arts […]

Wayne Trapp, A Life in the Arts

Bridge Gallery

Wayne Trapp was an enigmatic artist; some would say a Renaissance man – the consummate artist who does a bit of everything, always executing his chosen craft well. He had an insatiable curiosity, not only for art but also for, well; everything that life offered. With his pipe clenched between his teeth, he never stopped […]

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Outdoor campus

James Futral, Tetness, The Polar Bear. Winner of 31st Annual Rosen Sculpture CompetitionThe Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The Rosen has become an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, the university's […]

33rd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

Outdoor campus

A Memorial, Bob Doster. Winner of 33 Annual Rosen Sculpture Competition The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen Competition continues a tradition of showcasing […]

35th Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition

Outdoor campus

Joan Benefiel, Hoodoos: Awarded 1st Place in the 35th Rosen Sculpture Competition. Call for Entries for the 36th annual Rosen competition is open from January 10 - February 25, 2022. For entry requirements and more information, visit the 36th Rosen webpage here The Rosen Competition Turns 35! A legacy of artistic excellence The Rosen Sculpture Competition […]

Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror

Outdoor campus

Rosen Sculpture Finalists (clockwise from top left): Joan Benefiel, Wayne Vaughn, Matt Amante, Rudy Rudisill,  Charles Pilkey, Glenn Zwegardt, Gretchen Lotz, David Boyajian, Hanna Jubran and Tom Scicluna.Location: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. (participants will gather outdoors, at the reception tent adjacent to the center). Cost: Event is FREE; however reservations are strongly suggested.ACCOMMODATION […]