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5th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

May 1, 1991 – February 29, 1992(This exhibition has passed.)

Appalachian State University’s annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition, now in its fifth year, is made possible through the generosity 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. The winner of the Competition receives the Rosen Prize, while the other nine finalists receive honorariums to facilitate the installation of their individual works.

Curator: Terry Suhre

Charlie Brouwer, Picnic. 1991 / 5th Rosen Sculpture Competition Winner.

Charlie Brouwer, Picnic. 1991 / 5th Rosen Sculpture Competition Winner.



Charlie Brouwer
Willis, West Virginia

Picnic: Charlie Brouwer

About the artist

Charlie Brouwer has been a full-time artist since he retired from teaching art in 2008.
He received his art education at Portland State University and Western Michigan University where he received his MA in painting and an MFA in sculpture. His teaching career took him to Fig Tree High Public School in New South Wales, Australia, Kalamazoo Christian High School in Michigan and Radford University in Virginia.

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Thomas Severa
Graham, North Carolina

Drop: Thomas Severa

About the artist

Education: Fine Arts Program, Drawing, Sculpture and Design, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Garden III

Mary Scrupe
Washington D.C.

Garden III: Mary Scrupe

About the artist

Artist in Residence: Virginia Commission for the Arts.


Thomas H. Sayre
Raleigh, North Carolina

Middleground: Thomas H. Sayre

About the artist

Education: Fine Arts Program, Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Orientations Device

Carl Billingsley
Ayden, North Carolina

Orientations Device: Carl Billingsley

About the artist

Carl Billingsley was born in Oklahoma and spent his formative years in a variety of locations as his father, a sergeant in the field artillery, was transferred from post to post. Three years in Germany made an indelible impression on Billingsley and he has returned to Europe as an adult many times. Billingsley teaches sculpture at the School of Art & Design, East Carolina University and has a very active exhibition schedule. Billingsley’s work can be found in collections and sculpture parks from North Carolina to Wisconsin. He has permanent public sculptures in Norway, Israel, Estonia, Japan, China and Brazil.

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Pix Pix

Robert F. Porter
Charlotte, North Carolina

Pix Pix: Robert F. Porter

About the artist

Education: PhD (Art History), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Transitional Archetype

William G. Richardson
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Transitional Archetype: William G. Richardson

About the artist

Education: MFA, University of Maryland.


William G. Richardson
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Untitled: William G. Richardson

About the artist

Education: BFA (Sculpture) Magna Cum Laude, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Shanna Fleenor
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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

Untitled: Shanna Fleenor

About the artist

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

You Can’t Do That

William Leck Willett
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

You Can’t Do That: William Leck Willett

About the artist

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

About the juror

James Drake was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1946. He received his Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Arts Center College of Design in Los Angeles. His work has received many awards, including a Chateau del la Napoule Foundation Grant in France, an Award for the Visual Arts from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and a MidAmerica Arts Alliance/Nationals Endowment for the Arts Grant.

His work has been included in collections such as the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla, California; The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Houston Museum of Fine Arts; the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Hanes Collection in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the Pittman Collection and the Newhouse Collection, both in Houston; and the Weisman Collection in Los Angeles. In addition, he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions. A resident of El Paso, Texas, Drake’s work has been reviewed by ArtspaceArt in AmericaVillage VoiceThe Washington PostArtweek and The New York Times.