Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)

May 27, 2016 - April 1, 2017

Juror: Willie Ray Parish

Curator: Mary Anne Redding

Sculpture site map (PDF 2.94M)

Installation dates for the 30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition are May 23 - 27, 2016.

About the Juror

A Mississippi native, Willie Ray Parish attended the University of Mississippi on a football scholarship, graduating in 1970 with a BFA in sculpture. He earned an MFA at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1978, returning to Mississippi to direct the Education Department and the New South Film Center at the Mississippi Museum of Art. In 1981, he joined the art faculty at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He moved to the University of Texas at El Paso in 1984 where he ran the sculpture program and twice served as the Art Department Chair. In May 2013, he retired from teaching after a 32-year university career and received the status of Professor Emeritus.

Parish’s works are featured in numerous public and private collections including the El Paso Museum of Art, the Mississippi Museum of Art, Washington D.C.’s Newseum, the Albuquerque Museum of Art, and Earthship Biotecture in Taos. He is founder and Director of the Border Art Residency and, with his wife, artist Becky Hendrick, hosted the program on their property in La Union, New Mexico from 2000 to 2015. The couple divides their time between Tucson, Arizona, and Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.

For more information, visit http://www.willierayparish.com.

About the Curator

Mary Anne Redding is the curator and assistant director of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University. Mary Anne has more than thirty-years-experience working as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator, and arts administrator. Prior to joining the Turchin Center, Redding was the Curator of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and the Chair of the Photography Department at Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Previously, she was the Curator of Photography for the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum.

She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Ohio University, an M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an M.L.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, as well as an advanced certificate in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art and also actively guest curates exhibitions at museums around the country.

Since the summer of 2014, at Appalachian State University, Redding has curated the organization’s numerous exhibitions including associated programming. She has worked closely with the university's Department of Art, Appalachian Studies and a wide variety of other campus and community groups to make gallery resources available to all.

Building Sculpture, Building Community: Extending the Reach of the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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A Dream: 5 Community Totems
Clay, concrete, thin-set and Styrofoam

Partially funded by the NEA’s Challenge America Program Pam Brewer and 100 community artists.

This year a new component the Rosen Outdoor Program: Building Sculpture, Building Community: Extending the Reach of the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is introduced. This special project, funded by the “Challenge America” program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will add an exciting new dimension to the national juried sculpture competition that has been a cornerstone of Appalachian State University's annual summer arts festival, An Appalachian Summer Festival, for the past 30 years.

Guiding the process is noted local sculptor Pam Brewer. The design concept for the sculpture consists of totem poles, constructed with mosaic, a medium Brewer feels is ideal for the project. “Through the use of totems,” she explains, “we create sculptural stacked forms, telling the story of who we are as community. The process of mosaic enables diverse parts of the community to explore themselves as part of a greater whole, and to collaborate on the completion of a sculpture, much like the act of creating a mosaic is about putting together disparate parts to complete a picture.”

Hank Foreman, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts Engagement notes: “We are thrilled to embark on this new venture, extending the reach of the Rosen Sculpture Program and providing community members with an opportunity to participate in the process of creating public art.”

Related: National Endowment for the Arts to Support Community Sculpture Project on Appalachian Campus

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Intestinal Fortitude

Intestinal Fortitude
Stainless steel

Mike Hansel

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)
Rosen Award 1st Place

Award Winner
Hybridized Daylily

Hybridized Daylily
Granite, stainless steel

Shawn Morin

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)
Rosen Award 2nd Place

Award Winner
Balancepoint

Balancepoint
Stainless steel and bronze

Hanna Jubran

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)
Rosen Award 3rd Place

Award Winner
Aeriel

Aeriel
Lacquered recycled steel, stainless steel and industrial bearings

Mike Roig

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)

Hobbes' Claw - Unsheathed

Hobbes' Claw - Unsheathed
Wood, metal, plastic

Stephen Klema

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)

Ian's Hammer

Ian's Hammer
Cor-ten steel

Kyle Van Lusk

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)

Self Portrait

Self Portrait
Painted steel

Adam Walls

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)

The Gate Hangs Well

The Gate Hangs Well
Welded steel

Walter Early

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)

Windsong

Windsong
Stainless steel base and sail, honed marble cube

Bob Turan

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)

Wrapped Around You

Wrapped Around You
Cor-ten steel

Davis Whitfield

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2016-2017)

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Legend: Award Winner- Award Winner