Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Fiddlehead by David Boyajian
Learn to Fly by Brian Glaze
Back Home Again by Derek Chalfant
Earth, Water, Fire, Wind by Hanna Jubran
When the Spirits Soar by Beau Lyday
Merlin’s Compass by Robert Coon
Child’s Play Revisited by Shawn Morin
A Memorial by Bob Doster
Rybee House by Stephen Klema
Adam Meets Eve by Glenn Zweygardt
Articulated History by Derek Chalfant

The Rosen Sculpture Competition and Exhibition is a national juried competition presented annually 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, ten 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 and awards reception– a highlight of every summer festival season. To celebrate the 33rd anniversary of this dynamic program, join competition juror Bill Brown on an educational outdoor tour of the 10 selected sculptures from this year’s competition. The tour concludes at the Schaefer Center with an awards reception.

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

33rd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition winners

  • A Memorial
    Rosen First Place Award
    Stainless steel
    Bob Doster
    Lancaster, SC
  • Adam Meets Eve
    Rosen Second Place Award
    Fabricated and cast bronze, steel, cast glass, granite
    Glenn Zweygardt
    Alfred Station, NY
  • Back Home Again
    Rosen Third Place Award
    Stainless steel
    Derek Chalfant
    Elmira, NY

33rd Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition finalists



May 2018 - May 2019
Exhibition Dates for 32nd Rosen
Jan. 14, 2019
Online Registration System Opens for 33rd Rosen
Feb. 22, 2019 (5 p.m. EST)
Deadline for Entries for 33rd Rosen
Mar. 29, 2019
Notifications Emailed for 33rd Rosen
May 2019
De-installation for 32nd Rosen
May 23 - 24, 2019
Installation Dates for 33rd Rosen
May 2019 - May 2020
Exhibition Dates for 33rd Rosen
Jul. 27, 2019 (10 a.m.)
Rosen Sculpture Walk & Reception
May 2020
De-installation for 33rd 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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