Wounded Warrior Dogs by James Mellick took home the public vote worth $200,000 and The Bureau of Personal Belonging by Stacey Kirby took home the jury grand prize also winning $200,000.
The Wounded Warrior Dogs Project is a traveling exhibition of wooden dog sculptures created by master Ohio craftsman James Mellick. The dogs are intended to be symbolic of the sacrifice and exhibit the same wounds as their human companions in battle.
The Bureau of Personal Belonging is a time-based piece with a message focused on civil rights and government.
Over 380,000 people voted in the ArtPrize 8, and 1,453 pieces were entered in total.
Both the public and the jury voted on winners you can see those listed below in their respective category.
▶VICTORY at Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown & Jam'n Bean Coffee Company at the Waters Center by THE CHAIRMen from Centennial, Co.
▶Hoot at Courtyard Marriott Downtown by Laurel Bahe from Colorado Springs, Co.
The juried list with a gallery is as follows, in no particular order:
▶Coherency at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, by Faig Ahmed from Baku, Azerbaijan
WINNER: ▶Excavations at SiTE:LAB / Rumsey St. Project, by William Lamson from New York
Pose System at Grand Rapids Art Museum, by Saya Woolfalk from New York
▶Untitled at UICA Exit Space at Grand Rapids Ballet Co., by Louise Chen from Grand Rapids, Mich.
▶The Magnetosphere at the The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Kendall College of Art and Design, by Matthew Steinke from Austin, Texas
▶Almost Home: Grand Rapids in Focus, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
▶Re*, The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Kendall College of Art and Design
▶(RE)Compose, 130 Ottawa
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