Posts Tagged 'ArtPrize'

2010 ArtPrize photo contest

Prizing the art

Prizing the art, photo by tinney.

ArtPrize is holding a photo contest for photos added to the ArtPrize Flickr group. Click that link for the details and submit your photos to any or all of the following categories for a chance to win prizes!

  • installed art
  • public reactions/interaction with art
  • venues
  • artists
  • events (any ArtPrize related event)
  • voting (all forms)

Check Dustin’s photo out bigger and check out the ArtPrize 2010 slideshow on Flickr.

Much more ArtPrize on Absolute Michigan!

Grand Rapids ArtPrize: We have a winner!


ArtPrize 09-Open Water no.24 by deviant_anomaly
ART PRIZE 2009-0032
ART PRIZE 2009-0032 by RichardD72


AND THE WINNER IS… by rkramer62

DETAIL FROM WINNERS CANVAS
DETAIL FROM WINNERS CANVAS by bitsorf

The first-ever ArtPrize in Grand Rapids has ended with Open Water no. 24, a 6′ x 19′ oil painting by Ran Ortner being chosen as the winner by public vote from 1,262 artists who exhibited at 157 venues across the city. A former pro motorcycle racer, Ortner will receive a quarter of a million dollars for his finish. The Freep reports:

Ortner said he was stunned by his win. “Wow. Exhilarating, captivating, ridiculous. Can’t get my head around it.”

It means a lot to him that those choosing his work were not professional art critics but people who were moved by his work. “There’s been a heart connection here,” he said.

And it has been good for those who voted, Ortner said. “All of a sudden, those who know nothing about art have an opinion that matters,” he said. “It really has a life larger than anything anybody anticipated.”

ArtPrize 2009 Winners

  1. Ran Ortner – Open Water no. 24
  2. Tracy Van Duinen – Imagine That!
  3. Eric Daigh – Portraits
  4. David Lubbers – The Grand Dance
  5. Bill Secunda – Moose
  6. Nessie Project – Nessie on the Grand
  7. John Douglas Powers – Field of Reeds
  8. Sarah Grant – The Furniture City Sets the Table for the World of Art
  9. Jason Hackenwerth – Ecstasy of The Scarlet Empress
  10. Michael Westra – winddancer 2

You can get some more links to coverage at Who won ArtPrize? on the ArtPrize blog and stay tuned to absolutemichigan.com/ArtPrize for news about ArtPrize 2010!

Check out this video below for some scenes from the Winners Celebration – the close of this dance number is really impressive!

More videos can be found at ArtPrize 2009 Absolute Michigan.

Snapshots of the Grand Rapids ArtPrize

Here’s a video produced by Absolute Michigan featuring audio from Brad Aspey of Interlochen Public Radio along with photographs from the Absolute Michigan pool and the Creative Commons. The music is Octopussy by Juanitos. There’s so much more to see – definitely go to Grand Rapids if at all possible and learn all about ArtPrize Grand Rapids.

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Kurt Perschke

eric-daigh

Eric Daigh

rob-bliss

Rob Bliss

Official Video: Rob Bliss 2009 ArtPrize Paper Airplane Event

Fantastic video by Creo Productions! Thanks docksidepress for the pointer!

On Location: ArtPrize in Grand Rapids

ArtPrize Grand Rapids

Our next On Location feature will be the inaugural ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. ArtPrize is open to any artist and the votes of all visitors will determine who wins the largest art prize in the world: $250,000! With venues all over the city and an amazing range of artists participating, ArtPrize is sure to be an amazing experience to everyone who attends.

If you’re taking photos at ArtPrize, please share them in the Absolute Michigan pool, the official ArtPrize Grand Rapids group and also in the Grand Rapids ArtPrize Promotion group. Our banner photos are:



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