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

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

June 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016

Curator: Hank T. Foreman

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational sculpture map (PDF 1.42M)

Martin and Doris Rosen established the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition in 1987. For the past 28 years, this nationally recognized competition has served as a highlight and point of pride for Appalachian State University’s summer arts festival, An Appalachian Summer Festival, and has brought a remarkable array of contemporary sculpture to Boone, North Carolina.

To mark the 29th season of this important program in the summer of 2015, the Rosen Sculptural Invitational will feature work curated by the Turchin Center’s curatorial staff in honor of Martin and Doris Rosen. A selection of artists who have participated in past Rosen exhibitions will be invited to submit new work for display on the Appalachian campus. The invitational format allows the Turchin Center to work with artists whose sculpture was especially significant and meaningful to the Rosen Family.

On the occasion of the Rosen’s 50th wedding anniversary in October 1999, their children established the Martin and Doris Rosen Scholarship to assist rising junior or senior art majors at Appalachian State. The continued support and generosity of the Rosen Family has also made possible the 29th Rosen Sculpture Invitational, which promises a fascinating exploration into the world of contemporary sculpture!

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.

Exhibits 1 - 10 of 10

A Dress for Ana Mendieta

A Dress for Ana Mendieta
Cast Bronze

Jennifer Hecker

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

Aspiration

Aspiration
Welded Steel

Ann Melanie

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

Composition #5

Composition #5
Painted Steel

Dana Gingras

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

Crevice

Crevice
Granite, Marble, Steel

Shawn Morin

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

Fern Temple IV

Fern Temple IV
Steel

Fr Austin Collins

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

Infrastructure 1 & 2

Infrastructure 1 & 2
Concrete and Steel

Arny Nadler

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort
Welded Steel, Paint

Robbie Barber

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

Testament

Testament
Lump Charcoal, Glue, Epoxy Resin, Paint

Jennifer Hecker

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

Tier 2000

Tier 2000
Welded Steel

Ann Melanie

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

Two Witnesses

Two Witnesses
Bronze, Granite, Steel

Shawn Morin

29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

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