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

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)

May 1, 1994 - February 28, 1995

Juror: Jesus Bautista Moroles

Curator: Terry Suhre

Juror's Statement

It was an honor to be invited to jury the Eighth Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. With over sixty artist entrants, and many submitting more than one piece, my task was both daunting and exciting. I was delighted with the general level of excellence and encouraged to find such diversity of work being produced throughout the country. The level of work submitted speaks highly of the regard in which the Rosen Competition is held.

The finalists obviously represent a subjective viewpoint which echoes my personal belief that outdoor sculpture should encourage the viewer to investigate, to explore, to interact. The sculptures chosen for this exhibition cover a wide variety of media and scale and given that they represent a certain aesthetic excellence, they also fulfill, for me, requirements of successful outdoor sculpture.
Jesus Bautista Moroles

About the Juror

Mr. Moroles is a preeminent American sculptor known for his large scale works in granite and his service on multiple boards and panels throughout the country. Having received numerous awards, as well as both a grant and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Mr. Moroles' work can be found in many public, corporate and private collections.

The artist makes his home in Rockport, Texas near his quarry and studio, and fulfills an ambitious lecture schedule in addition to his studio work. Mr. Moroles' work was shaped by his education at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas - where he received his BFA - and a year spent in Pietransanta, Italy.

Mr. Moroles' exhibition record is comprised of many solo and group exhibitions held across the United States. In addition to his exhibition and lecture schedule, Mr. Moroles has served as artist/instructor for an extensive listing of workshops.

Credits / Acknowledgements

On behalf of An Appalachian Summer, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Catherine Smith Gallery I want to express our gratitude to all of the artists who participated in this year's competition and congratulate those selected for the exhibition. We appreciate their efforts in making these works available to our community during the upcoming year. I wish to offer our sincerest thanks to our juror, Jesus Bautista Moroles, for accepting the difficult challenge of adjudicating this year's competition and commend him for selecting these outstanding works.

Appalachian State University's annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition, now in its eighth year, is made possible by a generous gift from Martin and Doris Rosen. Mr. and Mrs. Rosen continue to be a major force contributing to the cultural climate of the University and Northwest North Carolina. We are most grateful for their support and wish to extend our deepest appreciation.

On view year round, the Rosen Out door Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is recognized as a dynamic component of the visual arts not only for Appalachian State University but throughout the Southeast.

I want to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues in the Office of Cultural Affairs; Perry Mixter, Director; Gil Morgenstern, Artistic Director for An Appalachian Summer; Sali Gill-Johnson, General Manger; Sara Heustess, Box Office Manager for Farthing Auditorium; Greg Williams, Technical Director for Farthing Auditorium; Jim Sigmon, Assistant Technical Director for Farthing Auditorium; Elizabeth Blair, Promotions; Sandra Black, Fiscal Officer; and Barbara Lawrence, Office Secretary. I also wish to acknowledge the support from Clyde Robbins, Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Physical Plant Operations; Larry Bordeaux, Director of Facility Support Services; Terry Beach ASU Grounds Supervisor; Evan Row, Safety Officer; Dr. James Hutchens, Art Department Chairman; and Sherry Edwards, Professor of Art. Their efforts, advice and encouragement in presenting the exhibition is greatly appreciated.

My thanks to those whose skills and talents made this publication possible: Ed Midgett for his excellent work in designing this publication; Hank T. Foreman, Gallery Assistant and John Cushing, Gallery Intern for their many contributions in planning and overseeing the installations of the works on our campus and the production of the exhibitions catalogue.

To all of the above I extend my sincerest gratitude.

Terry Suhre

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Goddard Nomad V

Goddard Nomad V
Steel

Robbie Barber

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)
Rosen Award 1st Place

Award Winner
Oracion

Oracion
Welded Steel

Lyde Zavaleta

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)
Patron's Award

Award Winner
Antagonistic Voyeurism

Antagonistic Voyeurism
Wood, Steel, and Bronze

Fred Zahn

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)

Barrier or Portal

Barrier or Portal
Wood and Stone

James A. Florschutz

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)

Bulbous

Bulbous
Auto Tires

Rob Lorenson

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)

Chalice II

Chalice II
Steel

Alvin Frega

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)

Homage to Fido

Homage to Fido
Steel, Concrete, and Iron

Tim Curtis

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)

Vertical Form 93-5

Vertical Form 93-5
Copper and Stone

Thomas Sternal

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)

Wedged

Wedged
Steel and Concrete

Roger Halligan

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)

Witnesses

Witnesses
Steel and Brushed Aluminum

Rick Booth

8th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1994-1995)

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Legend: Award Winner- Award Winner