ArtPrize is an art competition created by Rick DeVos that gets the general public in conversation with artists and guest art professionals.
Time Magazine has listed it as one of five festive events in the U.S. not to miss.
Larry Fox's Sixty Steps
Detail of painting at ArtPrize 2010
Painting at ArtPrize 2010
Abigail Bradley's Her Open Eyes, a 6 x 15 foot painting at ArtPrize 2010
Nave by Mark Chatterley
Detail of Brian Whitfield's Midnight Sunday Morning.
Side view of Brian Whitfield's Midnight Sunday Morning.
The Stanche Gallery had one of the most intriguing installations of ArtPrize 2010, Scott Blake's Barcode Andy Warhol
Side and front view of Michael Murphy's Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial
Nancy Fleming's Goodwill Will Prevail
Paintings at ArtPrize 2010
Detail of Diagonal by Sharon Crute
Kiss (Penn Station NYC) by Jeremy Tubbs.
Duct Tape on Panel, 47x84
Painting by Marah Brown Rohovit
The Grand Pixel, a mural made of pushpins by John O'Hearn
The Grand Rapids Art Museum had a steady line of visitors throughout ArtPrize 2010. Its exhibit included the #1, #5 and #8 winners.
Tony Hendrick's Boy and His King.
Beili Liu's Lure/Forest was the #3 choice in 2010. The installation filled a large room with dozens of red thread coils.
Wander Martich's Helping Mom One Penny at a Time, made out of pennies, was the #6 choice in 2010. At ArtPrize the public often votes for work that is large, was obviously time intensive to create, and is representational.
Shlin Hora's Seed Quilt
1) Crucifixion, Mia Tavonatti.
2) Metaphorest, Tracy Von Duinen
3) Rain, Lynda Cole.
4) President Gerald Ford Visits ArtPrize, Sunti Pichetchaiyakul.
5) Rusty, Rich Branstrom
6) Grizzlies on the Ford, Llew (Doc) Tilma
7) Tempest II, Laura Alexander.
8) Ocean Exodus, Paul Paliker.
9) Detail, Under Construction, Robert Shangle.
10) Mantis Dreaming, Bill Secunda.
My top picks for 2014
Jason Ackman, Return To Me. A beautiful installation at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Nathan Lareau, Urban Tumbleweed, voted by the public as one of the top five time-based works. Nathan's display showed a video (above) of the contraption/creature (shown below) clanking down streets. A microphone captured the sound as the tumbleweed made its journey through town. Very simple. Very well executed. Brilliant.
Joe Culver, The Mirage Division (series).
2014 ArtPrize Juror Highlights
Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections. Public Vote Grand Prize Winner, Juried Grand Prize Winner (tie).
Sonya Clark, The Hair Craft Project. Juried Grand Prize Winner (tie) and winner of two-dimensional juried category.
Julie Schenkelberg, Symptomatic Constant, winner of the juror award for installation.
Osman Kahn, House, on juror's shortlist for three-dimensional work.
Steve Lambert, Capitalism Works for Me, shortlisted by juror as one of the top-five time-based works.
Alex Podesta, Self Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers). On juror shortlist for installations.
Jason File, [still from] Life Copy. On juror shortlist for installations.
Respirador (breather). Still from juror selected winner for time-based work.
Henry Brimmer, there's something happening here. Shortlisted by juror for installations.
Ladislav Hanka, Great Wall of Bees: Intelligence of the Bee Hive, overview (top) and detail. Shortlisted by juror for three dimensional work.
2014 ArtPrize Public Vote Highlights
Ryan Spencer Reed, Despite Similarities to Reality, This is a Work of Fiction. Detail from the third most popular installation by public vote.
Mark Middleton, Perspective, in the top five by public vote for two-dimensional work.
Nathan Lareau, Urban Tumbleweed, voted by the public as one of the top five time-based works.
2014 ArtPrize Other Highlights
Shawn Michael Warren, Axiom: Trial & Error, Presentation & Ascendance (detail).
Lance Marconi, Transcendence (detail).
Andrew J. Woodstock, Brothers in Arms (detail). At the bottom left is text, a quote from Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: "In great deeds, something abides. On great fields, something stays."
H. Michael Hendrix, Council of Men (detail).
Jonathan D. Lopez, I'm Not Myself.
Missy Morrow, My Americana.
Rachael Van Dyke, Michigan Ridges and Valleys (detail).
Bartholomew Myles II, Untitled.
Ryan Foster, Temporary Landscapes/ Permanent Clouds (detail).
Eric Lindbergh, Take Note. . . by T.A.L.ENT. (detail)
Jasmine Stader, Impermanence.
Pamela Alderman, The Scarlet Cord (detail).
Christine Woomer, Light and Shadow Series.
GRMakers, Exposed (detail).
Henry Sayegh, Seascape.
Gregg Laatsch, 2 by 4 Sided COO (detail).
Qing Men, A Question About Philosophy.
Alexis Johnson, The Colors of a Hometown.
Valerie Allen, Ruins March Forward.
Kurt Alfons Kaiser, Precarious Equilibrium.
Thomas Roeser, Ecuador.
Katrin Albrecht, Die Hutte Brennt / The Shed is on Fire.
Dean Hunt, Class is in Session.
David Macomber, itswell wave.
Scarlett Kanistanaux, Quiet Mind.
John Leben, Outhouse Island (detail).
Leslie Bolyard, Detroit 1971.
Joshua Adam Risner, Monday Morning Drive.
Molly Alicki Corriveau, Picking Up The Pieces (detail).
Cassandra Swierenga, The Artist.
Jamie Miles, The Cataclysmus Cycle (detail).
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