GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore" by Ann Loveless is the winner of ArtPrize 2013.
Loveless, of Frankfort, Mich., won the $200,000 grand prize with her landscape art quilt, which was displayed at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
Loveless thanked ArtPrize, its sponsors, the Ford Museum and its staff, and her ArtPrize host.
==Watch above: Loveless wins ArtPrize.==
The second-place public vote winner of $75,000 Anni Crouter of Flint, Mich. with her acrylic painting "Polar Expressed."
The third-place public vote winner was bronze sculpture "UPLifting" by Andy Sacksteder of Port Clinton, Ohio. Sacksteder will receive $50,000.
All three top public vote winners were displayed at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Loveless and Crouter's works were moved outside after the federal government shutdown also closed the doors of the museum.
"The museum was incredibly wonderful about helping us," Crouter said.
The winner of the $100,000 Juried Grand Prize was "Ecosystem" by Carlos Bunga of Barcelona, Spain, located at Site:Lab in the old Grand Rapids Public Museum on Jefferson Avenue SE.
"The Last Post" by Shahzia Sikander, displayed at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, won the juried award for Best Time- or Performance-Based work.
"united.states: an everydaypeople project" by J.D. Urban, located at Calder Plaza, won the juried award for Best Use of Urban Space.
"Through the Skies for You" by Cooley/Lewis, located at Kendall College of Art and Design, won the juried award for Best 3-Dimensional work.
"Europa and the Flying Fish" by Kyle Staver, located the Grand Rapids Brewing Company, won the juried award for Best 2-Dimensional work.
Kendall College of Art and Design won the juried award for Best Venue.
Juried award winners receive $20,000 each.
Greg Bokor of Beverly, Mass. won the Ox-Bow Residency Award with his project "Erase" at Fountain Street Church. That award entitles Bokor to a five-week residency at the 115-acre Ox-Bow art campus near Saugatuck, Mich.
Also in the Top 10 of the public vote and winning $5,000 each, in order of fourth through tenth place:
- "Dancing with Mother Nature " by Paul Baliker of Palm Coast, Fla. (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)
- "Botanical Exotica a Monumental Collection of the Rare and Beautiful " by Jason Gamrath of Seattle, Wash. (Grand Rapids Art Museum)
- "Earth Giant " by Benjamin Gazsi of Morgantown, W. Va. (Grand Rapids Public Museum)
- "Myth-or-Logic " by Robin Protz of New Hartford, Conn. (Amway Grand Plaza Hotel)
- "Finding Beauty in Bad Things: Porcelain Vine " by Fraser Smith of St. Pete Beach, Fla. (DeVos Place Convention Center)
- "Taking Flight " by Michael Gard of San Francisco, Calif. (DeVos Place Convention Center)
- "Tired Pandas " by Nick Jakubiak of Battle Creek, Mich. (The B.O.B.)
The Grand Prize winner of the public vote will receive $200,000. The second-place winner receives $75,000 and the third-place winner receives $50,000.
All ArtPrize 2013 entries will remain on display for the public through Sunday, Oct. 6.
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