GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The finalists for ArtPrize 10 have been chosen, and now art critics are weighing in on whether they’re any good.
In “Why These Finalists?” Monday, panelists gave their honest — sometimes brutally honest — opinions on the two-dimensional and installation artworks on the jurors’ Shortlist and the public’s Final 20 picks.
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The panelists included:
- Sharon Louden. Louden is an artist, educator and advocate for artists, the editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life book series and the artistic director of the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution in New York state.
- Charlie Tatum. Tatum is the editorial and communications manager at Pelican Bomb in New Orleans.
- Jeffery Augustine Songco. Songco is a multidisciplinary artist living in Grand Rapids who won the juried category award for an installation at ArtPrize Nine for his entry Society of 23’s Locker Dressing Room.
On Tuesday, a separate panel of critics will consider the finalists in the three-dimensional and time-based categories.
The finalists are up for a $200,000 juried grand prize and a $200,000 public vote grand prize, plus smaller category prizes. The winners of ArtPrize 10 will be announced Friday during an awards show that will air live on WOOD TV8.