GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Adonna Khare's "Elephants" is the winner of ArtPrize 2012.
"Elephants," displayed at The Grand Rapids Art Museum, is a carbon-pencil drawing depicting elephants, chimpanzees, gorillas, and various other animals. The piece begins on paper, but Khare extended the drawing onto the wall.
Khare will take home $200,000 as the winner of ArtPrize 2012.
Khare had only one thing to say to the crowd at the old Grand Rapids Press building during the 4th Annual ArtPrize Awards: "Thank you."
The second-place winner of $75,000 is "Song of Lift" by Martijn van Wagtendonk, displayed at the UICA.
The third-place winner of $50,000 is "Rebirth of Spring" by Frits Hoendervanger at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.
Also in the Top 10, each winning $5,000, are:
- "City Band" by Chris LaPorte - GRAM
- "Lights in the Night" by Mike Carpenter and Dan Johnson
- "Life in Wood" by Dan Heffron - The B.O.B.
- "Origami" by Kumi Yamashita - GRAM
- "Return to Eden" by Sandra Bryant - Grand Rapids Public Museum
- "Stick-to-it-ive-ness: Unwavering pertinacity; perseverance" by Richard Morse - Grand River
- "The Chase" by Artistry of Wildlife (Dennis Harris, Paul Thompson, Andrew Harris, Joseph Miles and Jamie Outman) - Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
==Watch above: The 4th Annunal ArtPrize Awards==
"Displacement (13208 Klinger St)" by Design 99, located at Site:Lab, took home the Juried Grand Prize of $100,000.
The winners of the awards in five juried categories, each earning $20,000, are:
- 2D: "Habitat" by Alois Kronschlaeger - SITE: LAB
- Time/performance: "Three Phases" by Complex Movements - SITE: LAB
- 3D: "More or Less" by ABCD 83 - UICA
- Urban Space: "Flight" by Dale Roger - Ah-Nab-Awen Park
- Venue: SiTE:LAB @ 54 Jefferson
The winner of the ArtPrize 2012 Oxbow Award is Ann Morton's "Collective Cover Project" at the UICA.
Printable map: Juried category finalists (pdf)
Printable map: Locations of Top 10 finalists (pdf)
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