GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- ArtPrize jurors have identified their top pieces in this year's competition.
At Monday's Jurors' Shortlist Event at the ArtPrize HUB, four experts revealed which finalists will be in the running for their categories' $20,000 awards and the $200,000 juried grand prize. A fifth juror selected five venues in the running for the $20,000 outstanding venue juried award.
Those awards, and the public awards, will be announced October 10.
The finalists are listed below, by category:
- Sonya Clark | The Hair Craft Project | Kendall College of Art & Design | Richmond, VA
- Suzanne Opton | Soldier | Grand Rapids Art Museum | New York, NY
- Debra Van Poolen | Artistic Witness of Chelsea Manning's Court Martial | Fountain Street Church | Wayland, MI
- Heartside Arts Collective | Unchain the Neighborhood | Heartside Gallery and Studio | Grand Rapids, MI
- Zach Mory | 24 Circles and Diamonds | Cathedral Square | Glen Ellyn, IL
- Osman Kahn | House | Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park | Ann Arbor, MI
- Maximo Gonzales | Tengo Hambre | Kendall College of Art and Design | Mexico City, Mexico
- Alisha Wessler | From Afar It Is an Island | Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park | New York, NY
- Loris Cecchini | Wallwave vibration (anatomy of a diagram) | Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park | Berlin, Germany
- Ladislav Hanka | Great Wall of Bees: Intelligence of the Bee Hive | UICA | Kalamazoo, MI
- Dance in the Annex | Respirador (Breather) | SiTE:LAB | Grand Rapids, MI
- Steve Lambert | Capitalism Works for Me | Kendall College of Art and Design | Beacon, NY
- Mel Chin | Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project | Kendall College of Art and Design | Burnsville, North Carolina
- Jason File | Life Copy | Grand Rapids Art Museum | The Hague - Zuid, Holland
- Corey Ruffin | ArtPrize! The Musical | Pyramid Scheme | Grand Rapids, MI
- Julie Schenkelberg | Symptomatic Constant | SiTE:LAB | Brooklyn, NY
- Darryl Lauster | God Bless America | Calder Plaza | Arlington, TX
- Henry Brimmer | there's something happening here | Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts | East Lansing, MI
- Alex Podesta | Self Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers) | Grand River | New Orleans, LA
- Anila Quayyum Agha | Intersections | Grand Rapids Art Museum | Indianapolis, IN
- Outstanding Venue
- Grand Rapids Art Museum
- Kendall College of Art & Design
- SiTE:LAB @ The Morton
- Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
- Fountain Street Church
The public also awards a $200,000 grand prize and $20,000 category awards. The public vote's Top 25 dynamic lists in each category go live on ArtPrize.org at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Round 1 voting, in which the public can vote for as many artists as they like, continues until 11:59 p.m. October 4, with the public Top 20 to be announced at 2 p.m. on October 5. Round 2 voting starts at 3 p.m. October 5, and voters will be allowed to cast up to 20 votes for the entry or entries they believe should win the top prize.