2017 - 2018 Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition

2017-18 EXHIBITION

Eleven sculptures were selected for inclusion in the 2017-18 Juried Exhibition. Artists from seven states - Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina and Texas created the sculptures. They have extensive resumes and together their work is included in numerous public, corporate, private and museum collections both here in the states as well as abroad. 

Colors of My Mind, a sculpture by the late George Rodrigue, was also included in the Exhibition. It was provided by special arrangement with the George Rodrigue Foundation and now enjoys a permanent home here, thanks to the generosity of his widow, Wendy Rodrigue. 

Click here to see photos and details about each of the sculptures, as well as information about each artist.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS.  A printed Catalogue of the Exhibition with a location map guided visitors to each of the sculptures and provided information on the Exhibition, our town, and each of the sculptures. The ‘Otocast’ smartphone app provided an audio tour. Visitors downloaded the free app and were able to hear most of the artists themselves talk about their sculpture. 

FIRST & SECOND PLACE WINNERS. Votive by Gregory Johnson won the first place prize and was purchased by the Rosemary Beach Property Owners Association. It is now also a part of our permanent collection. The second place prize was awarded to Joni Younkins-Herzog for her Iliana.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD. Pity the Monsters by Jeffie Brewer won the People’s Choice Award. A homeowner purchased it and its permanent location is in northern Michigan.

PATRONS. We are so grateful for the fifty-two private donations and in-kind sponsors whose generous contributions fully funded the exhibition. Click here to see a list of our 2017-18 patrons.

MEDIA COVERAGE. Various media throughout the area covered our Exhibition. News and updates were also posted to our Facebook and Instagram pages. Click here for links to the 2017-18 media coverage.

EVENTS. Several events surrounded the opening of the Exhibition, including a Patron’s Party, Lecture, Book Signing, Opening Reception, and Homeowner’s Gathering. Click here for photos and information about our 2017-18 events.