ArtPrize 2012 Winner: Adonna Khare’s Elephants

October 6, 2012

Elephants 4

Elephants 4, photo by rkramer62

For the second time in 3 years, a large drawing at the Grand Rapids Art Museum has captured top honors in ArtPrize. mLive reports:

Adonna Khare, a week before the Sept. 19 opening of ArtPrize, installed her 8-foot tall, 35-foot wide drawing “Elephants,” on a second-story wall of the museum.

As ArtPrize unfolded, the artist from Burbank, Calif., continued to add daily to the original triptych, spilling over onto the museum walls with additional figures and more details, as thousands of people every day passed through the ArtPrize exhibition center.

“People would come and sit with me,” she said. “Kids would sit with me, and I could share about art.” More than three weeks later, Khare’s drawing has grown to be 14 feet tall, 40 feet wide, and her purse has grown $200,000 richer.

You can see this background big, check out a wider view of the entire piece or watch Rachel’s ArtPrize 2012 slideshow.

More art on Michigan in Pictures.

2 Responses to “ArtPrize 2012 Winner: Adonna Khare’s Elephants”


  1. Reblogged this on The Three R's Blog and commented:
    Last Friday the 2012 first place winner of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids was announced, and “Michigan in Pictures” featured the winning entry well. We were able to take in this year’s contest twice, and once again were amazed by the variety and quality of the entries (with a few exceptions). It was another amazing year for ArtPrize – thanks to its growth in popularity and to beautiful September weather. Be sure and watch the slide show collection linked in this blog post. That way, you too can be part of the largest art contest in the world!


  2. [...] the art world, Adonna Khare won ArtPrize and Michigan State opened the new Eli & Edy Broad Art [...]


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