ArtPrize 2010 just selected winners! The first place winner received $250,000 and a total purse worth $449,000 was handed out to the top ten artists.The competition has become an annual event in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attracts artists from all over the world. The public voted competition (by texting or web site voting) is open to anyone and any type of medium. Artists are allowed to submit one piece into the competition which, among being eligible for the $449,000 purse, are subject to a jury for best two-dimensional work (2D), best three-dimensional work (3D), best time-based work (Performance/Film/Video), best use of urban space and international award.Collected, here, are the top ten finalists for the grand prize:
Cavalry, American Officers, 1921 by Chris LaPorte (1st place)
Vision by David Spriggs
Dancing With Lions by Bill Secunda
Elephant Walk by Fredrick Prescott
Helping Mom one penny at a time by Wander Martich
Lure/Wave, Grand Rapids (Lure/Forest) by Beili Liu
salt & earth (garden for Patricia) by Young Kim
Svelata by Mia Tavonatti
SteamPig by Jensen BirksThe winner was announced yesterday, October 7, along with the 9 other runners-up that received awards.
I have seen all of these top ten pieces. There’s a lot of awesome stuff out there. I hope everyone has a chance to see this. It is definitely a great thing to have in our backyard of Grand Rapids.For more information, visit www.artprize.org.