GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The ArtPrize international art competition in Grand Rapids has announced its final list of artists for the fifth annual event that occupies sites across the western Michigan city starting Sept. 18.
ArtPrize organizers say there are 1,524 entries from 45 states and 47 countries at 169 venues. It runs through Oct. 6.
Artists compete for a combination of public votes and juried prizes to secure part of a prize pool of $560,000.
The public participates in two rounds of voting to distribute $360,000 of the prize money. First place receives $200,000, second $75,000, third $50,000, and fourth through 10th get $5,000 each.
In addition, professional jurors will distribute $200,000 in prize money to artists at their discretion.