GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - ArtPrize, the world's largest art competition, is expanding as it enters it's fifth year. The organization has announced plans to expand that will take the ArtPrize brand to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Rick DeVos, chairman and founder of ArtPrize, detailed a new partnership experiment with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis called ArtPrize Pitch Night. Following an open call, five artists or curators from the Minnesota community will compete for $5,000 to install their work at the Gillett Bridge, crossing the Grand River.
Additionally, ArtPrize announced Anne Pasternak, President and Artistic Director of Creative Time, as its first of three jurors for the Juried Grand Prize. Through Creative Time, Pasternak has commissioned numerous public art projects, most notably, the "Tribute in Light" at the World Financial Center to honor the victims of 9/11.
ArtPrize also revealed a trailer providing a behind-the-scenes look of the 2012 Juried Grand Prize, featuring Jerry Saltz, Theaster Gates and Tom Eccles. The trailer is available on Vimeo
Mark your calendars for ArtPrize 2013, taking place September 18 through October 6, 2013.
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