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

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

May 2, 2005 - February 28, 2006

Juror: Brooke Barrie

Curator: Hank T. Foreman

Assistant Curator: Brook Bower

Juror's Statement

Patrons enjoyed the 2005 Rosen Sculpture Walk.Patrons enjoyed the 2005 Rosen Sculpture Walk.

Patrons enjoyed the 2005 Rosen Sculpture Walk.

The Nineteenth Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition presents artworks by ten artists from across the United States that have chosen sculpture as their primary visual language. Whether by using stainless and mild steel, as in Mike Roig's kinetic Yo-Yo's Muse, or wood and steel, as in the playful Board Caterpillar by Christopher Fennell, each of these artists offers a unique and individual perspective.

The selection of these sculptures was done via slides, which is ultimately the most practical way to see so many large scale pieces. However, I'm pleased to say that upon seeing them in person I was even more impressed with the quality and diversity of the work.

Appalachian State University and the Turchin Center for the Arts should be applauded for the Nineteenth Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition and its role in making contemporary sculpture more accessible to the public by bringing it directly into the lives of the community.

I would like to thank Hank Foreman for the opportunity to select this exhibition, Brook Greene for her support and hospitality, and Tasha Nunn for her assistance. I'd also like to express my sincere gratitude to the artists for enriching our lives with their sculpture.

Brooke Barrie
Director & Curator, Grounds for Sculpture

About the Juror

Grounds For Sculpture is a sculpture park and museum in Hamilton, New Jersey, which celebrated its Tenth Anniversary in 2002. Brooke Barrie holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Tulane University. An exhibited artist, Barrie was the Academic Director of the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in New Jersey for fifteen years. She has been with Grounds For Sculpture since its inception.

In addition to her work at Grounds For Sculpture, she is the author of Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture, published by Rockport Publishers, Inc. She has worked extensively in the field of contemporary sculpture as a consultant, juror, lecturer and curator, most recently for sculpture exhibitions at Sarasota Season of Sculpture, Sarasota, FL; the Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL; the Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ; the Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, OH; the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; and Pier Walk, Chicago, IL.

About the Curator

Hank Foreman serves as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Arts and Cultural Affairs as well as Director and Chief Curator of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts for Appalachian State University. He obtained his M.A. in Art Education from Appalachian, having completed undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a concentration in Painting and Sculpture. His duties include the administrative responsibilities for An Appalachian Summer Festival, the Performing Arts Series, Farthing Auditorium and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

During his tenure at Appalachian State, Foreman has taken part in the organization of numerous exhibitions, including the associated lectures, symposia, and publications. He has worked closely with the university's Department of Art, and a wide variety of other campus and community groups, to make gallery resources available to all. One of his earliest exhibitions at Appalachian, Views From Ground Level: Art and Ecology in the Late Nineties, brought internationally acclaimed artists, historians, and critics to the campus and received national attention.

Foreman is also an exhibiting studio artist, and participates in regional and national conferences as a presenter and panelist.

About the Assistant Curator

Brook Bower serves as the assistant curator and administrator for the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and its staff. She received a BS in Art Management and a BFA in Ceramics from Appalachian State University’s Department of Art in 2001. Bower’s professional activities include curating exhibitions, lecturing, consulting for competition management, serving as a juror for local competitions, mentoring future art management students and managing several national art competitions including the Rosen Sculpture Competition, the Halpert Biennial and the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition. Bower also serves as the Acting Registrar, providing collections management support for the Turchin Center’s Permanent Collection containing 1,481+ objects and managing the Intra-Campus Loan Program.

Following her undergraduate degrees, she has concentrated on furthering her education by attending conferences, courses and workshops expanding her knowledge of curatorship, exhibition design, and collections management. Bower recently participated in the 2011 SEMC Jekyll Island Management Institute and is currently seeking a Master of Visual Arts Administration, with a focus in curatorial studies, at New York University in New York City. She serves on multiple committees that concentrate on community enhancement utilizing the visual arts and serves as the faculty advisor for the Arts Management Organization (AMO). In addition, Bower is an active exhibiting artist.

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Yo-Yo's Muse

Yo-Yo's Muse
Steel and stainless steel

Mike Roig

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)
Rosen Award 1st Place

Award Winner
Armor

Armor
Granite and steel

Shawn Morin

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

Board Caterpillar

Board Caterpillar
Wood and steel

Christopher Fennell

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

Impact

Impact
Steel and granite

Phil Proctor

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

In Harmony

In Harmony
Stainless steel and bronze

Hanna Jubran

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

Requiem #2

Requiem #2
Steel and river stone

Kevin Forest

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

Shape Shifters

Shape Shifters
Cast aluminum

Coral Lambert

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

Tamer of Wild Animals

Tamer of Wild Animals
Powder coated steel

Wayne Trapp

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

Technophilia

Technophilia
Mixed media

Fr Austin Collins

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

To Slowly Start Back

To Slowly Start Back
Cast aluminum, paint, and hardware

John Richardson

19th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2005-2006)

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Legend: Award Winner- Award Winner