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

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

May 1, 1993 - February 28, 1994

Juror: John Henry

Curator: Terry Suhre

Juror's Statement

The elements which make up the process of the juried sculpture exhibition are the field from which the juror must choose and the choice is ultimately made. As the positive reputation of a competition becomes widespread, a level of maturity is reached which enhances the quality of the work submitted.

The Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition has achieve recognition as being among the finest annual juried exhibitions of its kind. The juror's task is therefore increasingly difficult as the overall quality is high and the choices made indicate to a great degree, the prejudice of the person empowered to select the show.

The choice of this year's participants in the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition reflects my sculpture vision and sensibilities. I am please with the content and appearance of the show as a whole. I am equally pleased with the overall quality of the field from which the exhibition was chosen.
John Henry

About the Juror

Since 1967, John Henry has been creating sculpture of equipoise tension and grace. A leader in the large sculpture movement of the 1970s, along with other notable artists such as Mark di Suvero, Richard Huny and Steven Urry, Mr. Henry's works "... redefined the possibilities of public art and challenged the public's expectations about contemporary sculpture." John Henry's pieces are represented in museums, corporate, municipal and private collections throughout the country. Recently he has placed a major work at the Sonje Musuem of Contemporary Art in Kyongju City, Korea. His work has been included in dozens of group exhibitions and he has held numerous solo exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the country and overseas as well.

Mr. Henry attended the University of Kentucky, the University of Washington, The Illinois Institute of Technology, The University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago where he earned his Bachelors of Fine Art. He has been a visiting professor of sculpture at the University of Iowa, Iowa City; University of Wisconsin, Green Bay; the University of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board of Lawyers for the Creative Arts; President and Chairman of the Board of ConStruct Corporation; acted as Coordinator and advisor to the Art Institute of Chicago and the City of Chicago for the "Sculptures in the Park Exhibition," in the summer of 1974 and the Advisor to the Art Council of Greater New Orleans for the "Super Sculpture-New Orleans Exhibition," in 1976.

Credits / Acknowledgements

On behalf of An Appalachian Summer, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the Catherine J. Smith Galler I want to express our gratitude to all of the artists who parcipitated in this year;s competition and congratulate those selected for the exhibiton. 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, John Henry, for accepting the difficult challenge of adjudicating this year's competition and comment him for selecting these outstanding works.

The sculpture competition, now in its seventh year, is made possible by a generous gift from Martin and Doris Rosen.

Martin and Doris 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 Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, is a dynamic component of the visual arts not only for Appalachian State Univesity but within our region as well.

I want to take this oppprotunity 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; 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; 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; Kim Johnson, Gallery Assistant, for her involvement in all aspects of this program; and Greg Mills, Gallery Assistant for his considerable contributions in planning and overseeing the installations of the works on our campus.

To all of the above I extend my sincerest gratitude.

Terry Suhre

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Sound Asylum

Sound Asylum
Steel, Wood, and Aluminum

Evan Lewis

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)
Rosen Award 1st Place

Award Winner
Century of Progress

Century of Progress
Steel, Glass, Acrylic, and Neon

Thomas R. Stancliffe

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

Cheerleaders Over the Transom

Cheerleaders Over the Transom
Steel and Wood

William Leck Willett

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

Denizen

Denizen
Aluminum

Arthur P. Baker

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

Do Angels Ever Tell Lies?

Do Angels Ever Tell Lies?
Steel

James A. Rosburg

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

Elegy #2

Elegy #2
Corten Steel

Edwin McCullough

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

Final Question

Final Question
Steel

Fr Austin Collins

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

Hora Decubitus

Hora Decubitus
Steel

Ted Garner

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

Stalemate

Stalemate
Polychromed Aluminum

Robert L. Coon

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

Wellspring Portal II

Wellspring Portal II
Limestone and Welded Steel

Dennis Whitcopf

7th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (1993-1994)

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Legend: Award Winner- Award Winner