ArtPrize Eight: See public's favorite 20 entries

The public's Top 20 entries of the 2016 ArtPrize competition are announced!

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - For the eighth time, the public has had its say in this year's ArtPrize competition.

The list of 1,453 entries has dwindled down this Sunday, Oct. 2, to only 20 -- the public's favorites based upon more than 336,300 votes from people like you and I.

Entries at highly trafficked areas, including the DeVos Place Convention Center, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Amway Grand Rapids, appear on the public's list many times. So, too, do entries at The B.O.B. and the Grand Rapids Art Museum. 

ArtPrize Eight: Guide to Grand Rapids

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ArtPrize's round 2 voting begins after Top 20 finalists announced

ArtPrize Eight jurors announced their favorites last week, and one entry appears on both that list and the public's: Sweeper's Clock at Grand Rapids Art Museum by Maarten Baas from Den Bosch, North Brabant, Netherlands.

These 20 finalists now compete for the public vote grand prize -- $200,000 -- and $12,500 in the four respective category awards with the conclusion of round one voting. Round two begins at 2 p.m. Sunday and runs through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

You can vote by downloading the ArtPrize Eight app for Apple and Android devices.

The public's favorite list with a gallery is as follows, in no particular order:


Ashes to Ashes at The B.O.B. by Jacqueline Gilmore from Rockford, Mich.
Portraits of Light and Shadow at DeVos Place Convention Center by Joao Paulo Goncalves from Pompano Beach, Fla.
Continental U.S at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum by Valerie Hollstein from Salt Lake City
Sand Sturgeon at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum by Gary Moran from New York
Protect and Serve at The B.O.B. by Andrew J. Woodstock from Plainwell, Mich.


VICTORY at Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown & Jam'n Bean Coffee Company at the Waters Center by THE CHAIRMen from Centennial, Co.
Wounded Warrior Dogs at Amway Grand Plaza by James Mellick from Milford Center, Ohio
Imagine If at Amway Grand Plaza by Robin Protz from New Hartford, Ct.
Invasive Species at Barnes & Thornburg LLP by Shiny Seed from Ann Arbor, Mich.
One Thousand Shacks at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) by Tracey Snelling from Oakland, Calif.


Sweet Spot at Brush Studio by Causey Daniell Studio from Indianapolis
Ditch Lily Drawing at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park by Nathan Lareau from Grand Rapids, Mich.
The Butterfly Effect at DeVos Place Convention Center by Pettit Smith from Durango, Co.
Rock Around at Grand Rapids Children's Museum by Aaron Zenz from Spring Lake, Mich.
250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope at SiTE:LAB | Rumsey St. Project by Zimoun from Bern, Switzerland


Sweeper's Clock at Grand Rapids Art Museum by Maarten Baas from Den Bosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
Hoot at Courtyard Marriott Downtown by Laurel Bahe from Colorado Springs, Co.
Higher Ground at Grand Rapids Art Museum by Hillerbrand+Magsamen from Houston
Emoh: sculpture / time capsule & temporary home at Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream @ McKay Tower- Rosa Parks by Loren Naji from Cleveland
Trout Bike at Peppinos Pizzeria & Sports Grille by Andrew Rockwood from Traverse City, Mich.

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