ARTISTS & SCULPTURES

Congratulations to the 16 artists whose sculptures were selected for the 2019-2020 Rosemary Beach Sculpture Exhibition! These sculptures were selected from 77 entries by 53 artists across 20 states, Washington D.C., and Paris, France.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Help us decide which of the sculptures is the favorite by voting in our “People’s Choice Award Contest.” Click here to vote. Winner will be announced at the Rosemary Beach Homeowners Meeting in October.

GET SOCIAL FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

We’d love to see you and your family and friends (including your four-legged furry friends!) in photos with our sculptures; or, creatively composed photos of the sculptures. Tag your photos with #rosemarybeachsculpture for a chance to win a $100 gift card from Rosemary Beach Trading Company. One entry per post on the following channels: Facebook /rosemarybeachsculpture; Instagram @rosemarybeachsculpture2019.

TAKE A SCULPTURE HOME

All of the sculptures in the exhibition are available for sale at the closing of the show and would make a nice addition to your home, garden, office, or neighborhood. Prices are listed. Please contact Thomas Kramer at tkramer@uwf.edu for more information.

 
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MARY ANGERS

b. 1958

Long Branch, New Jersey

The Single Twist, 2016

Brushed aluminum

55” x 24” x 24”

$15,000

The Single Twist is about coordinate space geometry and seeks to answer the question of why when a plane is rising upward it starts to curve or turn or twist.

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JEFF BEST

b. 1961

Clare, Michigan

The Race, 2018-19

Wire

6’ wide circle

$12,000

The race might be an obvious title for running horses. All constructed by the same creator, using the same materials, in the same pose, all headed towards a common goal of success with one obvious difference . . . color, or “the race”. To see color, three things must be present: LIGHT, OBJECT and OBSERVER. In a Race, we’ll observe three things: COURAGE, SPEED, AND ENDURANCE. So, let’s all embrace The Race regardless an obvious difference.

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STEVE BUDUO

b. 1991

Brooklyn, New York

Tension II.III. I Vasanzio, 2018

Painted steel

6.5’ x 8’ x 4’

$8,500

Tension II.III. I Vasanzio, Buduo’s first large-scale work, is based on a model of one of the first sculptures he made while living in Rome, Italy. By “drawing” the form of the sculpture in tandem with its surrounding space, he explores how the relationship between structure and balance activate a sense of space in the mind.

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JAROD CHARZEWSKI & SEAN MUELLER

b. 1970 & 1999

Charleston, South Carolina & Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Re-Cycled, 2015

Steel, repurposed bicycle chainrings

62” x 52” x 52”

$1,100

The bicycle is an integral part of our daily lives and, for many, the bicycle is an expression of their personality. Whether it be the type of bike, the color, the fenders, the tires, or even the seat, no bike is ever the same, and there is a tremendous amount of pride that each owner carries for their bicycle. Sean and Jarod were inspired by this, and set out to create an exciting and repurposed materials sculpture.

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JIM COLLINS

b. 1934

Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Hill Climb II, 2019

Aluminum

10’ x 4’ x 5’

$12,500

Hill Climb II is fabricated in aluminum and in the silhouette technique which characterizes all of my figurative sculpture, both people and animals.

Each year, more and more cities are adding bike lanes and bike trails to the city landscape. This sculpture pays homage to this new green revelation in travel.

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M.L. DUFFY

b. 1978

Washington, D.C.

Low-Poly Open Heart (R.I.D.E.), 2019

Welded laser-cut aluminum diamond plate, tractor paint

5’ x 5’ x 2.5’

$26,000

Missing my wife Elizabeth during her trip to Japan, I used an advanced algorithm to reduce an archetypical heart form into 96 triangular panels (polygons). I then opened each plane so that he could explore the play between front/back, interior/exterior, color/materiality, as well as form/process of the hand-welded sculpture.

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KIM FIEBIGER

b. 1957

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Woman in the Wind, 2018

Bronze

108” x 36” x 36”

$20,000

An abstract woman being gently blown by the wind, the sculpture represents freedom and women’s desire to rise to the heights of their full potential.

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JIM GALLUCCI

b. 1951

Greensboro, North Carolina

Golden Oak Leaf Arch II, 2018

Powder coated aluminum

9’ x 12.5’ x 4’

$25,000

The arch is a perfect form to capture a theme for this work. Invented in ancient times by the Etruscans, and perfected by the Romans, it defies gravity and cultivates wonder through its form. The arch defines a space by the position of two touch-down points, where they rest. An arch defines time as a passage through a portal. The movement gives one a concrete grasp of time. My sculpture uses the fascination of an arch to celebrate the magnificence of nature using a simple form, the leaf.

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CHRIS ITSELL

b. 1972

Johnstown, Ohio

Synapse II, 2019

Aluminum

104” x 28” x 8’

$5,800

In our amazing biology, trillions of synapses miraculously drive our existence. This sculpture evokes images of the motive force behind such amazing works; humbled and yet fearful of such astonishing biological creation.

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GREGORY JOHNSON

b. 1955

Cumming, Georgia

Duet, 2019

Stainless steel

74” x 39” x 27”

$18,000

The beauty of modern art is that it allows you the viewer to interpret. Duet suggests two. My current work focuses on simple, elegant geometric shapes. Inspired by curves depicted in life and nature, I like how they meander and cross over each other. My opinion is that curves are more happily found in nature than straight lines. My emphasis on the circle as a thematic symbol is something artists have been dealing with since the Renaissance. William Shakespere quoted, “The object of art is to give life shape.”

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RAY KATZ

b. 1938

Pontiac, Michigan

Red Green Construction, 2014

Painted steel

16’ x 10’ x 7’

$25,000

My sculptures allude to an evolutionary process that we all commonly share in the human experience. The active forms that are brought together represent the flux of life, and embrace transformative concepts such as evolution, metamorphosis, and transcendence.

I combine geometric and organic elements to create compositions that convey the implied energy found in my work. I use the abstract manipulation of form and shape in space to create visual balance using rhythm, action, and movement. Color is an aspect of the contrasting relationships inherent in these compositions. Color adds a new dynamic to the viewer’s experience by juxtaposing elements of shape and form in a point/counterpoint in the compositions. The implied energy of my compositional structures has become a hallmark of his work and is a metaphor for an evolutionary process that I associate with human experience.

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MATTHEW MOSHER

b. 1982

Natick, Massachusetts

Vajramantrabhiru, 2017

Weathering steel

21” x 21” x 108”

$8,770

This steel sculpture uses a series of increasing triangular facets to create a geometric form. Each face catches light in a unique way because it is at a different angle relative to the others. They reach skyward, defying gravity.

. . .Vajramantrabhiru is triangular. This causes the sculpture to appear to change radically in form when viewed from different angles; sometimes it seems to be a smooth spire while from a different perspective it is a jagged zig zag. The sculpture is named after the eighth guardian deity in Tibetan Buddhism, the protector against false speech.

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CATHY PERRY

b. 1964

Lewisburg, Kentucky

Sea Glade II, 2015

Steel

8’ x 4’5 x 4’

$6,500

The sea grasses sway at the mercy of the ocean breezes. The underwater sea grasses dance to the tune of the changing tides. Seasons are reflected even in the sea grasses that live in the sea. The seasons are replicated in the red hues of Sea Glade II. The ever-changing motion of the sea grass as the tide dictates its rhythm is shown in the lines and variations of edges in Sea Glade. The peacefulness of the sea and its mysteries inspire me to create work capturing these feelings of tranquility.

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BEN PIERCE

b. 1984

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Here Comes the Sun, 2018

Powder coated steel

6 1/2’ x 3’ x 3’

$9,000

Here Comes the Sun is inspired by nature. Specifically, a young sprout or seedling uncurling from its seed or pod and reaching towards the sun. The color chosen is meant to call to attention the important relationship between plant life and the sun’s light. The paint also has a ‘secret’ that is revealed when it is in the sun.

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NATHAN PIERCE

b. 1975

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Empress, 2018

Stainless steel, cast acrylic

65” x 30” x 20”

$9,500

Empress is an abstract representation of the strength, love, and beauty that we find in the female form. Seeing the world through her purple- colored wings, the world around us becomes a brighter place.

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CHARLES PILKEY

b. 1956

Mint Hill, North Carolina

Amitra Devi, 2019

Steel and bronze

~10’ x 4’ x 32”

$12,000

The circle represents the world. The tree is the World Tree. The figures are Amitra Devi and her daughters, who in 18th century Rajasthan sacrificed themselves to save a sacred forest from the king’s woodcutters. Their spirit endures in the hearts of tree huggers worldwide, fighting to preserve our forests.