Follow the Yellow Brick Road to ArtPrize

Art Prize – Tin Man by Daniel L The annual Grand Rapids Art Prize is once again underway, running through this Sunday, October 3rd. The event was started back in 2009 & has become one of the nation’s leading public art competitions. This year nearly 900 entries are available to view & vote on. Here’s … Continue reading Follow the Yellow Brick Road to ArtPrize

Michigan in Petoskey stones in the Final 20 for ArtPrize 7

michigan petoskey stone, photo by Jacob Vanderheyden The ArtPrize Seven Final 20 has been announced with 3 of the top entries from 2013 once again in the running. Click the link to see them all, incuding this one: michigan petoskey stone by Randall Libby from Manistee. It’s on display at the DeVos Center – here’s the scoop: WORLDS … Continue reading Michigan in Petoskey stones in the Final 20 for ArtPrize 7

Artprize 2015 and the Sands of Time

The Sands of Time, photo by Tony Reidsma Tony Reidsma is one of the photographers I’ve featured on Michigan in Pictures who has an ArtPrize exhibit this year. His entry at ArtPrize says: This exhibit focuses on the ever-changing shape of the shores of Lake Michigan. The lakeshore is currently experiencing erosion similar to that … Continue reading Artprize 2015 and the Sands of Time

ArtPrize 2014, now with Fish on Rocks!

Catfish, photo by Robert Bradley ArtPrize returns to Grand Rapids for its 5th year next Wednesday and runs September 24 – October 12th. The 19 day event turns downtown Grand Rapids into a free & open art competition for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes. While you can certainly debate the merits of ArtPrize … Continue reading ArtPrize 2014, now with Fish on Rocks!

ArtPrize 2012 Winner: Adonna Khare’s Elephants

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. … Continue reading ArtPrize 2012 Winner: Adonna Khare’s Elephants

ArtPrize 2012

ARTPRIZE 2011-5780, photo by RichardDemingPhotography ArtPrize opened yesterday in Grand Rapids and runs through October 7th. Now in its 4th year, ArtPrize is the largest art competition in the world, awarding over a half million in prizes. $360,000 of this is awarded by public vote. If you’ve never experienced a city turned upside down by art, … Continue reading ArtPrize 2012

Here comes ArtPrize

art prize preview 2011 040, photo by jode1115. “I think it’s terrifying & thrilling.” ~Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic at New York magazine on ArtPrize ArtPrize, the radically open competition held every year in Grand Rapids that gives away the world’s largest cash prize – all decided by public vote – starts today and runs … Continue reading Here comes ArtPrize

2010 ArtPrize Winners!

The winners of ArtPrize 2010 were announced last night in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids resident Chris LaPorte took top honors and $250,000 for his work Cavalry, American Officers, 1921, a phenomenally detailed work in pencil. Svelata by Mia Tavonatti and Lure/Wave, Grand Rapids (Lure/Forest) by Beili Liu rounded out the top 3. Svelata by Mia … Continue reading 2010 ArtPrize Winners!

Red Thread is in the ArtPrize Top Ten…

Red Thread, photo by stevedontsurf. The Top 10 entries for ArtPrize have been announced! Click that link to see them all on Absolute Michigan and also to check out interviews with the finalists. Voting ends next Thursday and you can still head to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids to see the finalists and 1700+ more works … Continue reading Red Thread is in the ArtPrize Top Ten…

ArtPrize 2010 Flickr Contest

Prizing the art, photo by tinney. ArtPrize is holding a photo contest for photos added to the ArtPrize Flickr group. Click that link for the details and submit your photos to any or all of the following categories for a chance to win prizes! installed art public reactions/interaction with art venues artists events (any ArtPrize … Continue reading ArtPrize 2010 Flickr Contest