|Jan. 13, 2017||Online Registration System Opens|
|Feb. 18, 2017 (5 p.m. EST)||Deadline for Entries|
|Mar. 20, 2017||Notifications Emailed|
|May 18 - 20, 2017||Installation Dates|
|May 2017 - May 2018||Exhibition Dates|
|Jul. 22, 2017 (10 a.m.)||Rosen Sculpture Walk & Reception|
This nationally recognized juried competition, established by Martin and Doris Rosen, has long served as a point of pride for Appalachian State University and its summer arts programming, An Appalachian Summer Festival. Each year, ten sculptures are selected for installation in outdoor, public settings across the university campus. This year, an 11th sculpture will be chosen by the juror for display at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM), just a short distance from campus. Cash prizes are awarded for first, second and third place. The Rosen Award winners are announced at the Annual Sculpture Walk in July, a highlight of the summer festival season.
Ten finalists will be selected to install their artwork on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The 11th sculpture chosen by the juror during the review process will be displayed in the front courtyard of the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM). The work at BRAHM will be listed with the works in the exhibition map/brochure but is not eligible for the Rosen Awards. All artists, whose works are installed, will receive a $1,300 honorarium to offset transportation, lodging and incidental expenses. Any additional costs are the responsibility of the artist. The Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition will cover the material costs of installation and de-installation. The 31st Annual Rosen Competition & Exhibition will feature three cash prizes and all winners will be designated the Martin & Doris Rosen 31st Annual Award Winners. The top three artists will receive the following cash prizes: $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place and $1,000 for Third Place. Awards and Honoraria total $20,300. The Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition offers a sales program, brochure/map and promotion as a featured exhibition in conjunction with both the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Appalachian Summer Festival as well as permanent archiving on the competition’s website: www.rosensculpture.org.
Gregory Elliott is the department chair for the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Elliott has been making and exhibiting sculpture for the past 35+ years. He holds 3 degrees, including a B.F.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University with concentrations in Commercial Art, Printmaking and Ceramics; an M.A. from Stephen F. Austin Studio Art, Ceramic Sculpture and his M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University focused in Sculpture. Elliott was the first artist in residence for the Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso, Texas from 1980 to 1983 and was part of the faculty of the El Paso community college from 1983 to 1985, teaching sculpture, ceramics, drawing and design. From 1985 to1988, Elliott was a faculty member at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas, teaching ceramics and sculpture. He spent 14 years as part of the faculty at Louisiana State University (LSU) from 1988 to 2002. While at LSU, he served as both the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and the Area Head of Sculpture for the Art Department. From 2002 to 2008, Elliott served as chairperson for the Department of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has exhibited his work widely across the U.S., including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN ; the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, LA; the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX; the Lamar Dodd Art Center LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA; and the Fine Arts Museum of the South, in Mobile, AL. Elliott has received numerous academic awards as well as awards and grants for his creative work including the Ann Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, purchase awards from the Fine Arts Museum of the New South, the Louisiana State University Museum of Art and the University of South Carolina. He has lectured extensively on forging, welding, iron casting, conservation, preservation and sustainability, and issues of outdoor sculpture and managing sculpture parks. Workshop presentations include: steel as a delicate material, gas welding, iron casting, heavy forging and riveting. The Turchin Center is proud to have such a distinguished juror for the THE 31st ANNUAL ROSEN OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2017-2018.
Artwork MUST be suitable for outdoor installation and must:
Works not meeting the criteria listed above will not be considered for installation on the Appalachian State University campus.
Submitting Information & Images
Please access https://rosen.slideroom.com to provide information for each entry and upload your digital images. Instructions will be provided online to lead you through this process. Only .jpg or .pdf files may be considered.
If there are questions or concerns, the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition staff will be happy to answer questions and assist with the entry process as needed.
Online prospectus and exhibition archive is located at www.rosensculpture.org
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