ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition in Grand Rapids, opened round one of voting on Wednesday, September 23, and once again features several artists from Cedar Springs and the surrounding area.
- Dave (Redneck) Crumback, of Cedar Springs, is showing his 3D entry, “Built to work, show or play” at Kilwin’s Chocolates at McKay Tower-Rosa Parks.
- Billy Meinke, of Cedar Springs, is showing a 3D entry called “Lady of the Woods,” also at Kilwin’s Chocolates at McKay Tower-Rosa Parks.
- Carol Graham, of Sand Lake, is showing her 3D entry “Country Time” at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown.
- Jill Risner, of Rockford, is showing her 3D entry “Bloom” at DeVos Place Convention Center.
- Joshua Adams, of Rockford, is showing his 2D entry “The Tempest” at DeVos Place Convention Center.
- Sara Pearson, of Sparta, is showing her 2D entry “Steel City USA” at Fifth Third Bank/Warner Norcross Judd LLP.
- Stacie Tamaki, of Greenville, is showing her 3D entry “4000 Culture Cranes” at Grand Central Market and Deli.
ArtPrize accepts any individual over 18 as a competing artist and any space in the designated district as an ArtPrize venue. Registered artists and venues connect online at artprize.org and agree to present the artwork for public display.
The public votes using free mobile apps, text messages and the web to distribute a $200,000 grand prize and $50,000 in category awards, while an additional $200,000 grand prize and $62,500 in category awards are decided by expert jury. ArtPrize Seven takes place September 23 – October 11, with the first round of voting ending on October 3. The top 20 will be announced on October 4, and the second round of voting will start. Voting will end on October 8, and awards will be given on October 9.
ArtPrize Seven includes 1,554 entries representing 48 countries and 42 U.S. states and territories. ArtPrize 2014 attracted more than 400,000 active participants. Since its inception, individuals of all backgrounds have cast more than 2.4 million votes for public art.
To register to vote, visit the ArtPrize HUB located at 41 Sheldon Blvd SE, or download the mobile app for iphone or Android, which you can also use to vote.
For more info on the artists and venues, visit www.artprize.org.