The excitement in Grand Rapids is overflowing as the Final 20 entries of ArtPrize 2014 were revealed yesterday in an announcement at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.
The Final 20 includes five pieces of artwork in four categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, time-based and installation . These pieces of art received the most public votes during the first round of voting.
The entries that receive the most votes in their respective categories will win $20,000. The entry that receives the most votes overall will win the $200,000 grand prize.
The top 20 are as follows:
“Autumn’s Passage” by Frits Hoendervanger at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
“Gabriella” by Armin Mersmann at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
“Into the Autumn Woods” by Sandra Bryant at DeVos Place Convention Center
“Outcry” by Gretchyn Lauer at DeVos Place Convention Center
“Perspective” by Mark Middleton at The B.O.B.
“Reciprocity” by Marc Sijan at the Grand Rapids Art Museum
“Poseidon’s Paradise” by Dan Heffron at The B.O.B.
“Michigan in Motion” by Dominic Pangborn at DeVos Place Convention Center
“Engulfed in Glass” by Jilly Barnes at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
“The Pond” by Kroeze Krew at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
“Urban Tumbleweed” by Nathan Lareau at Cathedral Square
“Always Nowhere” by Liz Roberts at the Grand Rapids Art Museum
“Your Move?” by Robert Shangle at the Harris Building
“Peralux” by NewD Media at The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
“Color Out the Darkness” by Carol Roeda at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
“Intersections” by Anila Quayyum Agha at the Grand Rapids Art Museum
“Despite Similarities to Reality, This is a Work of Fiction” by Ryan Spencer Reed at the Grand Rapids Art Museum
“Grand River Fish Petroglyph” by Kevin Sudeith at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
“Breathe” by Dave MacKenzie at The B.O.B.
“A Series of Handmade Japanese Paper Cut Sculptures” by Solo + Kojima at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
Round 2 of voting opened at 3 p.m. on Sunday and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct.9. The winners of both public vote and juried prizes will be announced on Oct. 10 at the sixth annual ArtPrize Awards ceremony. ArtPrize 2014 ends Oct. 12.