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