GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — You voted, now it’s the art critics’ turn to weigh in on the top public and jurors’ picks from ArtPrize Nine.

On Tuesday, a panel art experts tackled the 19 entries in the Three-Dimensional and Time-Based categories of the Final 20 and Jurors’ Shortlist during “Why These Finalists?” on WOOD TV8.

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Critics featured included:

  • Justin Witte, curator and director of the Cleve Carney Art Gallery in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Laura Ritchie, co-founder and director at The Carrack Modern Art in Durham, North Carolina
  • Kulapat Yantrasat, founder of Why Architecture, which designed the Grand Rapids Art Museum

ArtPrize Director of Exhibitions Kevin Buist moderated the discussion.

==Watch WTF: 3-D and Time-Based above.==

On Monday night, a panel of three other critics didn’t hold back when they examined the two-dimensional and installation entries that made this year’s cut.

This is the first year that the public is allowed to vote on both the juried and public finalists. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

Find out who will take the top honors at 7:30 p.m. Friday, during the ArtPrize Awards show on WOOD TV8 and