Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Southern Comfort ... Robbie Barber
Fern Temple IV ... Fr Austin Collins
Composition #5 ... Dana Gingras
Crevice ... Shawn Morin
Aspiration ... Ann Melanie

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.

The 30th Anniversary Rosen Sculpture Competition will feature three cash prizes and all winners will be designated the Martin & Doris Rosen 30th Anniversary Award Winners. The top three artists will receive cash prizes in the amounts of $3,000 for First Place, $2,000 for Second Place and $1,000 for Third Place. Awards and Honoraria total $18,000. The Rosen Sculpture Competition offers a sales program, brochure and promotion as a featured exhibition.

30th Rosen (2016-2017) Prospectus now available

The 30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition prospectus is now available.

The online registration system opens Jan. 4, 2016. The deadline for entries is Feb. 18, 2016 (6:00pm EST). Notifications will be emailed by Mar. 15, 2016. The exhibition dates will be May 2016 through Apr. 2017.

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29th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition Invitational

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 27 Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competitions & Exhibitions, involving 278 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.

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Feb 18, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
Apr 18 - 22, 2016
May 2016 - Apr 2017
Jul 23, 2016
Apr 2017

The calendar information listed above is accurate as of 5:30am Thursday, February 11, 2016. Events, dates, and times are subject to change. Please return to this page for the latest information. All times are Eastern.