28th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Friday, May 8, 2015
Appalachian campus

Celebrating 28 years of bringing revolutionary sculpture to the campus of Appalachian State University, the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually by the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment in 1987, The Rosen has become an integral part of An Appalachian Summer Festival, the university’s annual multi-arts celebration. Made possible by the generosity of longtime arts supporters Martin and Doris Rosen, this national, juried competition continues a long-held tradition of showcasing the best of large-scale, contemporary American sculpture. This year, work by artists from 8 different states has been selected by Juror Wayne Trapp and are sited in outdoor, public settings across campus. 

Each year, ten sculptures are selected for exhibition, which are situated in outdoor, public settings across campus. Honoraria and Awards total $13,500. The 10 finalists include:

Robert Buganski Profiles #14Mary Ruden & Robert Benfield Einstein SundialDavis Whitfield Keeping Venice AfloatGlenn Zweygardt Isis RevisitedJustin Dearduff Prairie RayCathrin Hoskinson The Shooting StarGwendolyn Kerney Tango HeartAaron Hussey TurretJoseph Bigley Formal-ly #1David Jones Monument to Nowhere

The winners of this year's competition include:

Rosen Award 1st Place:  Justin Dearduff Prairie Ray

Rosen Award 2nd Place: Mary Ruden & Robert Benfield Einstein Sundial

Rosen Award 3rd Place: Joseph Bigley Formal-ly #1

28th Rosen Juror

Wayne Trapp
Sculptor and Painter

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 that the artistic mind can conjure up. I feel that the entries for the Rosen exhibit were by and large of a scale which I consider to be examples of public art. The way they were placed on campus by the Turchin staff enhanced all of these sculptures. I hope the people over this coming year will enjoy the presence of this art and I hope it will inspire younger people to pursue sculpture.

About the Juror

Wayne Trapp, sculptor and painter, has worked with stone, steel, oils and ink for years. Creating lavish, outdoor sculptures, he is known for his colossal pieces for corporate and private clientele. Trapp takes what he cannot say in bronze and marble and delivers a feast of color and stroke to the eye in his paintings on canvas and handmade paper. With unbridled energy and insatiable passion for everything that crosses his path, Trapp forever seeks interchange, new ground and a good time.
Wayne Trapp Rosen Walk
Juror Wayne Trapp, 28th Rosen Sculpture Walk, First Prize Winner Prairie Ray, Justin Dearduff 

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