Rosen Sculpture Walk with Juror and Reception
Saturday, July 22, 2017
A highlight of every summer festival season, the annual Sculpture Walk offers participants a fascinating journey into the world of contemporary sculpture, through the eyes of the juror. This walking tour, which is free and open to the public, includes stops at each of the selected sculptures, providing an opportunity to learn more about each sculpture and to be present for the announcement of the competition’s top awards.
About the Juror
Gregory Elliott is the department chair for the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Elliott has been making and exhibiting sculpture for the past 35+ years. He holds 3 degrees, including a B.F.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University with concentrations in Commercial Art, Printmaking and Ceramics; an M.A. from Stephen F. Austin Studio Art, Ceramic Sculpture and his M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University focused in Sculpture. Elliott was the first artist in residence for the Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso, Texas from 1980 to 1983 and was part of the faculty of the El Paso community college from 1983 to 1985, teaching sculpture, ceramics, drawing and design. From 1985 to1988, Elliott was a faculty member at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas, teaching ceramics and sculpture. He spent 14 years as part of the faculty at Louisiana State University (LSU) from 1988 to 2002. While at LSU, he served as both the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and the Area Head of Sculpture for the Art Department. From 2002 to 2008, Elliott served as chairperson for the Department of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has exhibited his work widely across the U.S., including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN ; the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA; the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX; the Lamar Dodd Art Center LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA; and the Fine Arts Museum of the South, in Mobile, AL. Elliott has received numerous academic awards as well as awards and grants for his creative work including the Ann Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, purchase awards from the Fine Arts Museum of the New South, the Louisiana State University Museum of Art and the University of South Carolina. He has lectured extensively on forging, welding, iron casting, conservation, preservation and sustainability, and issues of outdoor sculpture and managing sculpture parks. Workshop presentations include: steel as a delicate material, gas welding, iron casting, heavy forging and riveting. The Turchin Center is proud to have such a distinguished juror for the the 31st annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition.
About the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibiton
This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for the university and its summer arts festival, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus. A cash prize is awarded to the artist whose work is chosen as each year's Rosen Award winner, which is announced at the Annual Sculpture Walk, a highlight of every summer festival season.
Made possible by the continued generosity of the Rosen Family: The Martin & Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles & Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.
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