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

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

May 20, 2017 - May 1, 2018

Juror: Gregory Elliott

Curator: Mary Anne Redding

Sculpture site map (PDF 13.97M)

Rosen Sculpture Walk with Juror and Reception
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 am

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.

The Rosen Sculpture Walk with the juror will take place rain or shine. In the event of heavy rain, a presentation including images of the sculptures will be held indoors at the Schaefer Center.

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 2017-2018.

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.

Exhibits 1 - 12 of 12

Brave New World

Brave New World
Steel, bronze, cast aluminum

Charles Pilkey

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Conversation

Conversation
Steel with patina

Wayne Vaughn

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Defiance

Defiance
Corten steel, stainless steel, cast iron

Mark A. Connelley

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Depth of Form

Depth of Form
Cold-cast aluminum

Jacob Burmood

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Force of Action of Force – Killbox

Force of Action of Force – Killbox
Steel, automotive lacquer

Noah Kirby

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Instead

Instead
Cast iron, milled steel

Alison Ouellette-Kirby

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon
Steel, artificial turf, wood

Mike Wsol

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Nature’s Quintet

Nature’s Quintet
Painted Steel

Stephanie Sailer

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Ordinary Guy

Ordinary Guy
Locust wood, deck screws, preservative stain

Charlie Brouwer

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Portal VIII

Portal VIII
Limestone on Marble

Paris Alexander

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Succulent I

Succulent I
Marble on granite, steel

Susan Moffatt

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now
Tetness, the Polar Bear

Tetness, the Polar Bear
Repurposed metal

James Futral

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2017-2018)

On Display Now

Exhibits 1 - 12 of 12

Legend: On Display Now- On Display Now