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26th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

May 21, 2012 – February 28, 2013(This exhibition has passed.)

The 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. Made possible by the generosity of longtime arts supporters Martin and Doris Rosen, this competition continues a long-held tradition of showcasing the best of  contemporary American sculpture.

Each year, ten sculptures are selected for exhibition, which are situated in outdoor, public settings across campus. Honoraria and Awards total $10,000.  This year will feature a first, second and third place cash prizes for the Rosen Award winners.

Since its establishment in 1987, The Rosen has become an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, the university’s annual multi-arts celebration, with the announcement of the Rosen Award winners coming during the festival’s annual Sculpture Walk with that year’s juror.  This year’s sculptures will be installed during the last week of May.

26th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

26th Rosen Winners

  • Judith Greavu, Dola, Ohio
    Trojan Ocarina
    Silicon and bronze
  • Jonathan Hils, Norman, Okla.
    Welded and painted steel
  • Joey Manson, Central, S.C
    Carry Forward
  • Jerome Harris Parmet, Scarsdale, N.Y.
    Welded and painted steel
  • Rudy Rudisill, Gastonia, N.C.
    Home Sweet Home
    Galvanized steel
  • Wayne Trapp, Vilas, N.C.
    Double Half in Balance
    Powder coated Steel
  • Kyle Van Lusk, Brevard, N.C.
    Journey to the Top of Looking Glass
    Steel and cast iron
  • Kevin Michael Vanek, Bowling Green, Ohio
    One Big Scoop
    Fabricated mild steel
  • Wayne Vaughn, Durham, N.C.
    Auf Einer Winternacht (On a Winter’s NIght)
    Patinated and fauxed steel
  • James Westermann, Morrisville, Vt.
    Steel, stainless steel, and stone

Please visit the Rosen Website further information.

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