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Highlights of ArtPrize
2010, 2011 and 2014

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.

This page lists highlights of 2010, 2011, and 2014. For more information about ArtPrize in general, see tips for visiting ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI.


Highlights of ArtPrize 2010


Sculpture at ArtPrize 2010

Larry Fox's Sixty Steps

Painting at ArtPrize 2010

Detail of painting at ArtPrize 2010

Painting at ArtPrize 2010

Painting at ArtPrize 2010

Painting at ArtPrize 2010

Abigail Bradley's Her Open Eyes, a 6 x 15 foot painting at ArtPrize 2010

Sculpture at ArtPrize 2010

Nave by Mark Chatterley

Detail of painting at ArtPrize 2010

Detail of Brian Whitfield's Midnight Sunday Morning.

Painting at ArtPrize 2010

Side view of Brian Whitfield's Midnight Sunday Morning.

Andy Warhol installation at ArtPrize 2010

The Stanche Gallery had one of the most intriguing installations of ArtPrize 2010, Scott Blake's Barcode Andy Warhol

Side view of Sculpture at ArtPrize 2010 Front view of sculpture at ArtPrize 2010

Side and front view of Michael Murphy's Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial

Needlepoint at ArtPrize 2010

Nancy Fleming's Goodwill Will Prevail

Paintings on doors at ArtPrize 2010

Paintings at ArtPrize 2010

Painting detail at ArtPrize 2010

Detail of Diagonal by Sharon Crute

Painting made out of duct tape at ArtPrize 2010

Kiss (Penn Station NYC) by Jeremy Tubbs. Duct Tape on Panel, 47x84

Painting at ArtPrize 2010.

Painting by Marah Brown Rohovit

Push pin painting at ArtPrize 2010

The Grand Pixel, a mural made of pushpins by John O'Hearn

Lines at ArtPrize 2010

The Grand Rapids Art Museum had a steady line of visitors throughout ArtPrize 2010. Its exhibit included the #1, #5 and #8 winners.

Painting at ArtPrize 2010

Tony Hendrick's Boy and His King.

Sculpture at ArtPrize 2010

Beili Liu's Lure/Forest was the #3 choice in 2010. The installation filled a large room with dozens of red thread coils.

Penny Sculpture at ArtPrize 2010

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.

Seeds at ArtPrize 2010

Shlin Hora's Seed Quilt


Highlights of ArtPrize 2011


Crucifixion

1) Crucifixion, Mia Tavonatti.

Metamorforest

2) Metaphorest, Tracy Von Duinen

Rain

3) Rain, Lynda Cole.

Statue of President Ford

4) President Gerald Ford Visits ArtPrize, Sunti Pichetchaiyakul.

Rusty

5) Rusty, Rich Branstrom

Bears in fountain

6) Grizzlies on the Ford, Llew (Doc) Tilma

Artist showing II

7) Tempest II, Laura Alexander.

Octopus

8) Ocean Exodus, Paul Paliker.

Under Construction, detail

9) Detail, Under Construction, Robert Shangle.

Praying Mantis

10) Mantis Dreaming, Bill Secunda.

 


My top picks for 2011


ArtPrize 2011

Dress, ArtPrize 2011


Highlights of ArtPrize 2014






My top picks for 2014


ArtPrize 2014

Jason Ackman, Return To Me. A beautiful installation at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

ArtPrize 2014

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.

ArtPrize 2014

ArtPrize 2014

Joe Culver, The Mirage Division (series).





2014 ArtPrize Juror Highlights


Grand Prize Winner, ArtPrize 2014

Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections. Public Vote Grand Prize Winner, Juried Grand Prize Winner (tie).

ArtPrize 2014

ArtPrize 2014
Sonya Clark, The Hair Craft Project. Juried Grand Prize Winner (tie) and winner of two-dimensional juried category.

ArtPrize 2014Julie Schenkelberg, Symptomatic Constant, winner of the juror award for installation.

ArtPrize 2014Osman Kahn, House, on juror's shortlist for three-dimensional work.

ArtPrize 2014

Steve Lambert, Capitalism Works for Me, shortlisted by juror as one of the top-five time-based works.

ArtPrize 2014Alex Podesta, Self Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers). On juror shortlist for installations.

ArtPrize 2014

Jason File, [still from] Life Copy. On juror shortlist for installations.

ArtPrize 2014Respirador (breather). Still from juror selected winner for time-based work.

ArtPrize 2014

ArtPrize 2014Henry Brimmer, there's something happening here.  Shortlisted by juror for installations.

ArtPrize 2014

ArtPrize 2014

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


ArtPrize 2014

Ryan Spencer Reed, Despite Similarities to Reality, This is a Work of Fiction. Detail from the third most popular installation by public vote.

ArtPrize 2014Mark Middleton, Perspective, in the top five by public vote for two-dimensional work.

ArtPrize 2014Nathan Lareau, Urban Tumbleweed, voted by the public as one of the top five time-based works.





2014 ArtPrize Other Highlights


ArtPrize 2014

Shawn Michael Warren, Axiom: Trial & Error, Presentation & Ascendance (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

Lance Marconi, Transcendence (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

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."

ArtPrize 2014

H. Michael Hendrix, Council of Men (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

Jonathan D. Lopez, I'm Not Myself.

ArtPrize 2014

Missy Morrow, My Americana.

ArtPrize 2014

Rachael Van Dyke, Michigan Ridges and Valleys (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

Bartholomew Myles II, Untitled.

ArtPrize 2014

Ryan Foster, Temporary Landscapes/ Permanent Clouds (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

Eric Lindbergh, Take Note. . . by T.A.L.ENT. (detail)

ArtPrize 2014

Jasmine Stader, Impermanence.

ArtPrize 2014

ArtPrize 2014

Pamela Alderman, The Scarlet Cord (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

Christine Woomer, Light and Shadow Series.

ArtPrize 2014

GRMakers, Exposed (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

Henry Sayegh, Seascape.

ArtPrize 2014

Gregg Laatsch, 2 by 4 Sided COO (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

Qing Men, A Question About Philosophy.

ArtPrize 2014

Alexis Johnson, The Colors of a Hometown.

ArtPrize 2014

Valerie Allen, Ruins March Forward.

ArtPrize 2014

Kurt Alfons Kaiser, Precarious Equilibrium.

ArtPrize 2014

Thomas Roeser, Ecuador.

ArtPrize 2014

Katrin Albrecht, Die Hutte Brennt / The Shed is on Fire.

ArtPrize 2014

Dean Hunt, Class is in Session.

ArtPrize 2014

David Macomber, itswell wave.

ArtPrize 2014

Scarlett Kanistanaux, Quiet Mind.

ArtPrize 2014

John Leben, Outhouse Island (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

Leslie Bolyard, Detroit 1971.

ArtPrize 2014

Joshua Adam Risner, Monday Morning Drive.

ArtPrize 2014

Molly Alicki Corriveau, Picking Up The Pieces (detail).

ArtPrize 2014

Cassandra Swierenga, The Artist.

ArtPrize 2014

ArtPrize 2014

Jamie Miles, The Cataclysmus Cycle (detail).



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