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

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

May 1, 2007 - February 29, 2008

Juror: Shannon Fitzgerald

Curator: Hank T. Foreman

Assistant Curator: Brook Bower

About the Juror

Shannon Fitzgerald is an independent curator and writer based in St. Louis. Recent publications include Larry Krone: Artist/Entertainer (2006), Ruby Osorio: Story of A Girl (Who Awakes Far, Far Away) and Dzine: Punk Funk (2005), Yun-Fei Ji: The Empty City and Michael Lin (2004) all of which accompanied exhibitions she curated for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. She was Chief Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, where she worked from 2000-2007, and curated the thematic group exhibitions Staging: Janieta Eyre, Julie Moos, Zwelethu Mthethwa (2002) and co-curated with Tumelo Mosaka the Contemporary's inaugural and traveling exhibition A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad (2003). She has curated solo exhibitions of new work by international artists: Larry Krone, Michael Paul Britto, Ruby Osorio, Dzine, Keith Piper, Yun-Fei Ji, Polly Apfelbaum, William Pope.L, and Michael Lin, among others. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and a Master of Arts degree in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Prior to moving to St. Louis, Fitzgerald worked at the Institute of Visual Arts (inova), University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Fitzgerald is currently teaching in the department of Art and Art History at Webster University, St. Louis.

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.

Credits / Acknowledgements

The following people have been instrumental in lending their assistance and expertise to make this program a success:

  • Hank Foreman, Director & Chief Curator
  • Brook Bower Greene, Assistant Curator & Project Director
  • Tasha Nunn, Exhibitions Coordinator for the Turchin Center
  • Paul Grant, Guest Services
  • Sara Gordon, Gallery Intern
  • Gallery Assistants: Dayna Seman, Maloree Sheets, Jennifer Livingston, Blair Brown, Carrie Webb, Tyler West, Bradley Pearce, Reese Bolton and James Easley
  • Gary Profitt of Boone Crane
  • Staff of the ASU Safety Office: Beth Clark and Evan Rowe
  • Staff of the ASU Grounds Crew: Jim Bryan
  • The Staff of The Office of Design and Construction: Clyde Robbins and Patrick Beville
  • Department of Art: Sonny Struss, Sean Matthews and Olu Amoda
  • Photographers: Beck Long, Installation Photographer and Troy Tuttle: Sculpture Photographer

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Right Turn / Innate

Right Turn / Innate
Welded and painted steel

Jonathan Hils

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)
Rosen Award 1st Place

Award Winner
Basket in Open Space 2 / 3

Basket in Open Space 2 / 3
Steel, concrete, and pigment

Jan Chenoweth

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

Brace / Pylon

Brace / Pylon
Welded and forged aluminum

Michael Shewmaker

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

Grace Protrusion

Grace Protrusion
Steel and stainless steel

Jason E. Butler

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

Skywalk

Skywalk
Powder coated steel

Wayne Trapp

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

Tethered

Tethered
Reclaimed wood and steel

Matt Evald Johnson

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

This Is Something We Had To Go Through

This Is Something We Had To Go Through
Steel and cast iron

James Davis

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

Tumbling Pyramids

Tumbling Pyramids
Cement

Gary Gresko

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

Uncertainty

Uncertainty
Logs, industrial casters and strapping

Stephen Montague

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

Wintering

Wintering
Painted steel

Arny Nadler

21st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2007-2008)

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Legend: Award Winner- Award Winner