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Posted on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 : 1:53 p.m.

20 artists from Ann Arbor to compete for Grand Rapids' ArtPrize

By Jenn McKee


A Grand Rapids version of Mark Tucker's FoolMoon Festival will be part of ArtPrize 2013.

20 artists from Ann Arbor are participating in ArtPrize 2013, Grand Rapids’ annual, international art exhibition and competition.

As stated on ArtPrize’s website, “For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public.”

In fact, the public determines ArtPrize’s overall winner by vote, and the top prize is $200,000; experts award additional prizes by jury.

Those from Ann Arbor who are in the running this year are: Mark Tucker (FoolMoon Grand Rapids); Colin Raymond, with Ypsilanti's Rob Todd ("Permanent Address"); David Fischer ("Bio Constructives"); Shayne Davidson ("Civil War Soldiers"); Karen Moeller ("KaBOOM!"); Cathy Jacobs ("38 Candles: Self-Portrait as Marie Antoinette"); Marty Maehr ("Indwelling Phoenix Bird (Imagination)"); Susan Clinthorne ("Broken"); Geo Space ("Firefly"); Rachel Mulder ("Traveling Plastic Factory"); Nicholas James Farrell ("A Light in the Garden"); Robb N. Johnston ("A Triptych of Icons"); Christian Rasmussen ("The Inevit-Ability of Change"); Rosalyne Shieh ("Untitled"); Mark Lavengood ("Centennial Stomp"); William Cares ("Coasts: Near and Far"); Cristina Mezuk ("Mitosis"); Dennis Maloney ("Cardinal in Red Buds"); Andrew Holder ("Yves Fouquet: The Complete Portraits"); and Peter Warburton ("Sunflower for Hank").

This year’s ArtPrize takes place September 18-October 6.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.


Colin Raymond

Fri, Aug 16, 2013 : 4:43 p.m.

Thanks for putting in the update!

Colin Raymond

Thu, Aug 15, 2013 : 3:17 a.m.

Thanks for helping to promote Ann Arbor artists in ArtPrize. We're very excited to be participating this year. I would like to see my partner, Rob Todd, included in the article. He lives in Ypsilanti but works out of Ann Arbor. We worked together this piece and he's listed on our profile page. Thanks.

Jenn McKee

Thu, Aug 15, 2013 : 3:06 p.m.

I'll add your coillaborator's name to the article shortly. Thanks for letting me know!

Will Cares

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 6:38 p.m.

Thank you for supporting myself and the other Ann Arbor artists participating in the 2013 ArtPrize! It is wonderful to have the notice and the encoragement!

Will Cares

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 6:40 p.m.

That should read: encouragement! I am an Art teacher and feel an obligation to my students to fix my typos!


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 12:40 p.m.

Local Ann Arbor artist Lynda Cole placed second in the competition a couple of years ago. Highly recommend trekking to GR to check out ArtPrize. It's well worth the drive. Good luck all!


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 3:42 a.m.

Here I thought there were no artists at all here in Ann Arbor, since we buy our public art from out-of-state...


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 2:05 a.m.

Unlike Ann Arbor, the Grand Rapids art project brings in visitors to view/enjoy the art.

Jenn McKee

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 7:14 p.m.

But doesn't the Art Fair bring thousands of visitors to our town every year? It's not exactly the same kind of event, granted, but if you're talking about drawing visitors with art - well, Ann Arbor seems to do that.

An Arborigine

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 12:46 a.m.

Unlike this city, maybe GR will commission an AA artist to create a municipal installation.