Jordan Krutsch, Entrapped Imagination. Steel and red ball. 27th Rosen. Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2012-2013). Photography courtesy of the Turchin Center. Photographer: Troy Tuttle.

27th 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.

Monday, July 1, 2013
Friday, February 28, 2014
Appalachian campus

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.

The juror for this year’s competition is Gallery 210’s director, Terry Suhre has selected ten sculptures. This year's winners include:  David Boyajian (New Fairfield, CT) Dancing Milkweed V; Jim Collins (Signal Mountain, TN) Small Bull; Mark Connelley (Brevard, NC) Lámhanna; Mark Dickson (Tallahassee, FL) Construction to Commemorate; Michael Dillon (Alpharetta, GA) Artiglio; Dana Gingras (Mooresville, NC) Tinker Toy; Jordan Krutsch (Greenville, NC) Entrapped Imagination (working title); Ann Melanie (Greenville, NC) Small Celebration; Marvin Tadlock (Bristol, VA) Altered, and; Glenn Zweygardt (Alfred Station, NY) Celestial Darkness.

Each year, ten sculptures are selected for exhibition, which are situated in outdoor, public settings across campus. Honoraria and Awards total $13,500.  This year will feature a first, second and third place cash prizes for the Rosen Award winners. The winners of this year's competition include:

Rosen Award 1st Place:  Marvin Tadlock's "Altered"

Rosen Award 2nd Place Michael Dillon's "Artiglio"

Rosen Award 3rd Place: David Boyajian's "Dancing Milkweed V"

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. 


Terry Suhre
Gallery 210
St.Louis, Missouri

Terry Suhre is a native of Southern Illinois growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River near the small town of Chester, Illinois. He holds a B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana (1976) and a M.F.A. in Painting (1980) from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

He currently holds the position of Director for Gallery 210 and Research Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Prior to Suhre's appointment at UMSL he was director for Catherine Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University, Boone North Carolina, where in addition to the curatorial, administrative and teaching duties he oversaw the visual arts component of An Appalachian Summer. Suhre began his career at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield where he was an associate curator in the Art Department.

Since1983 Suhre has curated over 90 exhibitions including Peregrine Honig: Laced; Urban Shelters;  Cynthia Pachikara: Shadow Work; Bea Nettles: Return Trips; Carrie Mae Weems, May Days Long Forgotten; Robert Stackhouse: A Print Retrospective, Sol Lewitt: Selected Prints from the 90’s, James Surls: Embracing Paradox; Natural Bridge Road: An Awareness of Place, an collaborative project by Michael Piazza; Jackie Brookner: Of Earth and Cotton; Views From Ground Level: Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Jackie Brookner, Dominique Mazeaud and Bryant Holsenbeck (Co-Curated with Hank T. Foreman); Moholy-Nagy: A New Vision for Chicago, Locations of Desire: Phyllis Bramson, Michiko Itatani and Vera Klement and many others.

In addition to his gallery duties Suhre is the President of Critical Mass a grassroots arts organization and continues to serve on campus and community boards and is active as a guest curator and juror.

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