Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Brave New World - Charles Pilkey
Conversation - Wayne Vaughn
Defiance - Mark A. Connelley
Depth of Form - Jacob Burmood
Force of Action of Force - Killbox - Noah Kirby
Instead - Alison Ouellette-Kirby
Lost Horizon - Mike Wsol
Nature's Quintet - Stephanie Sailer
Ordinary Guy - Charlie Brouwer
Portal VIII - Paris Alexander
Succulent I - Susan Moffatt
Tetness, the Polar Bear - James Futral

The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is an annual national juried competition presented by An Appalachian Summer Festival and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Since its establishment by Martin and Doris Rosen in 1987, the Rosen competition continues a tradition of showcasing contemporary American sculpture in outdoor settings across the campus of Appalachian State University. This year, twelve sculptures have been selected. Cash prizes are awarded to three artists whose work is chosen by the juror and will be announced at the annual sculpture walk - a highlight of every summer festival season.

Made possible by the continued generosity of the Rosen Family: The Martin & Doris Rosen Giving Fund/Debbie Rosen Davidson and David Rosen/Charles & Nancy Rosenblatt Foundation.

31st Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

  • Tetness, the Polar Bear
    Rosen Award 1st Place
    Repurposed metal
    James Futral
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Force of Action of Force – Killbox
    Rosen Award 2nd Place
    Steel, automotive lacquer
    Noah Kirby
    Alton, IL
  • Lost Horizon
    Rosen Award 3rd Place
    Steel, artificial turf, wood
    Mike Wsol
    Lilburn, GA
  • Defiance
    Honorable Mention
    Corten steel, stainless steel, cast iron
    Mark A. Connelley
    Brevard, NC
  • Ordinary Guy
    Honorable Mention
    Locust wood, deck screws, preservative stain
    Charlie Brouwer
    Willis, VA
  • Brave New World
    Steel, bronze, cast aluminum
    Charles Pilkey
    Mint Hill, NC
  • Conversation
    Steel with patina
    Wayne Vaughn
    Graham, NC
  • Depth of Form
    Cold-cast aluminum
    Jacob Burmood
    Louisburg, KS
  • Instead
    Cast iron, milled steel
    Alison Ouellette-Kirby
    Alton, IL
  • Nature's Quintet
    Painted Steel
    Stephanie Sailer
    Swisher, IA
  • Portal VIII
    Limestone on Marble
    Paris Alexander
    Raleigh, NC
  • Succulent I
    Marble on granite, steel
    Susan Moffatt
    Chapel Hill, NC


May 2017 - May 2018
Exhibition Dates for 31st Rosen
Jan. 24, 2018
Online Registration System Opens
Feb. 24, 2018 (5 p.m. EST)
Deadline for Entries
Mar. 26, 2018
Notifications Emailed
May 2018
De-intallation for 31st Rosen
May 23 - 24, 2018
Installation Dates for 32nd Rosen
May 2018 - May 2019
Exhibition Dates for 32nd Rosen
Jul. 28, 2018 (10 a.m.)
Rosen Sculpture Walk & Reception
May 2019
De-installation for 32nd Rosen

Events, dates, and times are subject to change. Please return to this page for the latest information. All times are Eastern.

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