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

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)

June 10, 2013 - March 31, 2014

Juror: Terry Suhre

Curator: Hank T. Foreman

Assistant Curator: Brook Bower

Juror's Statement

The artists who make up the 27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition represent diverse aesthetic, philosophical, and political positions featuring a broad range of studio practices offering an expansive vision of contemporary sculpture that transcends issues of style, process or regionalism.

In attempting to get my arms around the submissions I turned to three basic principles to guide my decisions. The first is that the work be visually compelling. The next is that the work must be conceptually challenging, and finally that the artists demonstrate command of their chosen medium. Although these concerns frame my thinking I willingly admit this approach is imperfect. I confess I am subject to the prejudices and influences of my education, my professional life, friends, colleagues, and lastly idiosyncratic preferences I cannot explain. And I recognize that the more I see and learn the more these criteria and preferences will change.

Over the past 35 years I have come to see the juried exhibition as creative collaborations with the participating artists. I feel this exhibition is a an aggregate of ideas between the artists and the juror merging into a vision that (hopefully) inspires thinking about the world in new and different ways.

I’d like to take this opportunity to offer my sincerest thanks to all the artists for their participation in this exhibition, to Mr. and Mrs. Rosen for their continued patronage of this important program, and to congratulate Hank Foreman, Director, Brook Bower, Assistant Curator, and HannaH Crowell Exhibition Coordinator for the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University for their kind invitation to act as juror for the 27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and for their excellent work in organizing and installing this exhibition.
Terry Suhre
Director
Gallery 210

About the Juror

Terry Suhre is a native of Southern Illinois growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River near the small town of Chester, Illinois. He holds a B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana (1976) and a M.F.A. in Painting (1980) from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

He currently holds the position of Director for Gallery 210 and Research Professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Prior to Suhre's appointment at UMSL he was director for Catherine Smith Gallery at Appalachian State University, Boone North Carolina, where in addition to the curatorial, administrative and teaching duties he oversaw the visual arts component of An Appalachian Summer. Suhre began his career at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield where he was an associate curator in the Art Department.

Since1983 Suhre has curated over 90 exhibitions including Peregrine Honig: Laced; Urban Shelters; Cynthia Pachikara: Shadow Work; Bea Nettles: Return Trips; Carrie Mae Weems, May Days Long Forgotten; Robert Stackhouse: A Print Retrospective, Sol Lewitt: Selected Prints from the 90’s, James Surls: Embracing Paradox; Natural Bridge Road: An Awareness of Place, an collaborative project by Michael Piazza; Jackie Brookner: Of Earth and Cotton; Views From Ground Level: Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Jackie Brookner, Dominique Mazeaud and Bryant Holsenbeck (Co-Curated with Hank T. Foreman); Moholy-Nagy: A New Vision for Chicago, Locations of Desire: Phyllis Bramson, Michiko Itatani and Vera Klement and many others.

In addition to his gallery duties Suhre is the President of Critical Mass a grassroots arts organization and continues to serve on campus and community boards and is active as a guest curator and juror.

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

Altered

Altered
Steel

Marvin Tadlock

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)
Rosen Award 1st Place

Award Winner
Artiglio

Artiglio
Forged iron, bronze, and stainless steel

Michael Dillon

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)
Rosen Award 2nd Place

Award Winner
Dancing Milkweed V

Dancing Milkweed V
Steel

David Boyajian

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)
Rosen Award 3rd Place

Award Winner
Celestial Darkness

Celestial Darkness
Granite, painted steel, and brass

Glenn Zweygardt

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)

Construction to Commemorate

Construction to Commemorate
Welded and painted steel and stainless steel

Mark Dickson

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)

Entrapped Imagination

Entrapped Imagination
Oiled steel and red ball

Jordan Krutsch

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)

Lámhanna

Lámhanna
Steel

Mark Connelley

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)

Small Bull

Small Bull
Stainless steel and recycled D.O.T. traffic signs

Jim Collins

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)

Small Celebration

Small Celebration
Welded and painted steel

Ann Melanie

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)

Tinker Toy

Tinker Toy
Painted steel

Dana Gingras

27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2013-2014)

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

Legend: Award Winner- Award Winner