Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth AnniversaryRosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Einstein Sundial ... Mary Ruden
Formal-ly #1 ... Joseph Bigley
Keeping Venice Afloat ... Davis Whitfield
Tango Heart ... Gwendolyn Kerney
Monument to Nowhere ... David Jones
Prairie Ray ... Justin Dearduff

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.

The Rosen Sculpture Invitational exhibiting sculptors include:

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!


Archived on this website is information about 26 Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competitions & Exhibitions, involving 268 exhibits by 205 artists. You may browse the list of exhibitions, the list of exhibits, the list of artists, or you may use the keyword search below. Advanced search features are also available.

Search archived exhibits:
Search exhibit comments


Jun 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2015

The calendar information listed above is accurate as of 8:33am Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Events, dates, and times are subject to change. Please return to this page for the latest information. All times are Eastern.