ArtPrize Eight Final 20 announced


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Your votes have been tallied and the results are in: ArtPrize Eight’s Final 20 entries have been announced.

While ArtPrize Eight’s jurors announced their top picks last week, the Final 20 list is comprised of entries that received the most public votes during the first week and a half of the competition.

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Below are the top five entries in the Two-Dimensional, Three-Dimensional, Installation and Time-Based categories, listed in the order they were announced Sunday afternoon:


“Ashes to Ashes” – by Jacqueline Gilmore (The B.O.B.)

“Portraits of Light and Shadow” – by Joao Paulo Goncalves (DeVos Place)

“Continental U.S.” – by Valerie Hollstein (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)

“Sand Sturgeon” – by Gary Moran (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)

“Protect and Serve” – by Andrew J. Woodstock (The B.O.B.)


VICTORY – by Stephen Farland (Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown & Jam’n Bean Coffee Company at the Waters Center)

Wounded Warrior Dogs – by James Mellick (Amway Grand Plaza)

Imagine If – by Robin Protz (Amway Grand Plaza)

Invasive Species – by Shiny Seed (Barnes & Thornburg LLP)

One Thousand Shacks – by Tracey Snelling (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts)


Sweet Spot – by Causey Daniell Studio (Brush Studio)

Ditch Lily Drawing – by Nathan Lareau (Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park)

The Butterfly Effect – by Allison Leigh Smith (DeVos Place)

Rock Around – by Aaron Zenz (Grand Rapids Children’s Museum)

250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope – by Zimoun (SiTE:LAB | Rumsey St. Project | EVERYTHING IS TRANSFORMED)


“Sweeper’s Clock” – by Maarten Bass (Grand Rapids Art Museum). This is the only piece to have made both the public and juried shortlists.

“Hoot” – by Laurel Bahe (Courtyard Marriott Downtown)

“Higher Ground” – by Hillerbrand+Magsamen (Grand Rapids Art Museum)

Emoh: sculpture/time capsule & temporary home – by Loren Naji (Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream @ McKay Tower)

Trout Bike – by Andrew Rockwood (Peppinos Pizzeria & Sports Grille)

Tune into 24 Hour News 8 at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday as a panel of art critics analyzes the public and juried picks for this year’s competition.

Round Two voting began at 2 p.m. Sunday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Voters may vote for as many pieces in the Final 20 as they like.

The pieces that get the most votes in their category will each win $12,500; the top vote-getter overall will take home the $200,000 grand prize. Winners will be announced Friday, Oct. 7. ArtPrize wraps up Sunday, Oct. 9.

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