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

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)

April 20, 2008 - March 1, 2009

Juror: Dr. Sarah Clark-Langager

Curator: Hank T. Foreman

Assistant Curator: Brook Bower

22nd Rosen Site Map (PDF 1.4M)

Rosen Self-Guided Audio Sculpture Tour Now Available

This audio program, used in conjuction with the 22nd Rosen Site Map, is designed to assist and improve the visitor's experience with the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture program. The program includes commentary from the Turchin Center's Director and Chief Curator Hank Foreman; 2008 juror Sarah Clark-Langager; comments from each participating artist; and additional comments from Project Director Brook Bower ... Learn more

About the Juror

Sarah Clark-Langager has been curator of the renowned Outdoor Sculpture Collection and director of the Western Gallery at WWU since 1988. Before coming to Western, she was involved on both coasts in educational and curatorial roles at such museums as Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Seattle Art Museum and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute (Utica). Specializing in 20th century and contemporary art, she also acts as an advisor to may institutions initiating public art collections and policy.

The Western Gallery acts as a center for the display, discussion and exchange of ideas on critical issues in contemporary art from our region and from the national and international art scene. Exhibits, which offer a variety of artistic styles in many different mediums, change frequently.

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 - 9 of 9

Brassing Out:  Site-Specific Work

Brassing Out: Site-Specific Work
Steel, wood, brass and pinesap

Shawn Skabelund

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)
Rosen Award 1st Place

Award Winner
Council Columns

Council Columns
Steel, stainless steel, cast glass, bronze and enameled steel

Glenn Zweygardt

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)

Earth, Fire and Wind

Earth, Fire and Wind
Painted steel

Hanna Jubran

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)

Getting Back on the Totem

Getting Back on the Totem
Limestone

Sharon Collings Licata

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)

Maya II

Maya II
Concrete

Jon Mehlferber

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)

Mute

Mute
Steel

Duke Oursler

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)

Repeating Ourselves to the Stars

Repeating Ourselves to the Stars
Root, steel and video

Peter Frantz

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)

Tree and Sky

Tree and Sky
Aluminum cut and painted

Cathrin Hoskinson

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)

Tubular Text

Tubular Text
Cast and prefabricated manganese bronze and stainless steel

Bill Vielehr

22nd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2008-2009)

Exhibits 1 - 9 of 9

Legend: Award Winner- Award Winner