Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Blue Nautilus by Gretchen Lotz
Hoodoos by Joan Benefiel
Light Pulse by Hanna Jubran
Phoenix by Rudy Rudisill
Remembering by Glenn Zweygardt
Scheme by Tom Scicluna
Steampunk Babylon by Charles Pilkey
Teeter Tower by Matt Amante
The Dance by Wayne Vaughn
Unfurling Rising by David Boyajian

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.

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.

Rosen Sculpture Walk with the Juror: Virtual Tour

The 34th Annual Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition has been modified. Juror Rachel Stevens will host a virtual tour of this year's sculpture finalists on July 25 at 10 a.m. The award winners will be announced during the 2021 Appalachian Summer Festival.

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34th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition finalists

  • Blue Nautilus by Gretchen Lotz
    Bronze
    Gretchen Lotz
    Orlando, FL
  • Hoodoos by Joan Benefiel
    Resin, steel
    Joan Benefiel
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Light Pulse by Hanna Jubran
    Steel, paint
    Hanna Jubran
    Grimesland, NC
  • Phoenix by Rudy Rudisill
    Steel, copper, paint
    Rudy Rudisill
    Gastonia, NC
  • Remembering Giotto by Glenn Zweygardt
    Painted steel, powder-coated steel, stainless steel, bronze
    Glenn Zweygardt
    Alfred Station, NY
  • Scheme by Tom Scicluna
    Concrete parking bumpers, rebar
    Tom Scicluna
    Miami, FL
  • Steampunk Babylon by Charles Pilkey
    Rusted steel, bronze
    Charles Pilkey
    Mint Hill, NC
  • Teeter Tower by Matt Amante
    Painted steel
    Matt Amante
    Winterville, NC
  • The Dance by Wayne Vaughn
    Painted steel, patina steel
    Wayne Vaughn
    Graham, NC
  • Unfurling Rising by David Boyajian
    Oxidized Steel
    David Boyajian
    New Fairfield, CT
 

Calendar

June 2020 - May 2022
Exhibition Dates for 34th Rosen
Saturday, Jul. 25, 2020 @ 10 PM
Jan. 9, 2022
Online Registration System Opens for 35th Rosen
Feb. 25, 2022 @ 5 PM EST
Deadline for Entries for 35th Rosen
Mar. 31, 2022
Notifications Emailed for 35th Rosen
May 2022
De-installation for 34th Rosen and Installation for 35th 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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