Post image for Michelle Grabner, Paul Ha, and Eric Shiner Appointed to Jury for ArtPrize’s $200,000 Grand Prize

ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition determined equally by public vote and expert jury, recently announced the 2016 panel of jurors that will award the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize and $62,500 in Category Awards at the eighth iteration of ArtPrize, slated to take place in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from September 21-October 9.

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We love NYC and LA and all the art they have to offer, but we know they’re only two towns of many across the country mounting great exhibitions large and small.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is one of the central hubs for the ArtPrize activities that throw the city into a cultural frenzy each fall.

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ArtPrize Is Made of People

by Jillian Steinhauer on October 9, 2015

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — All around me, swarms of people with faces caught between eagerness and beleaguerment are gravitating towards a giant paper blow-up of a detail of the American flag.

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Post image for From Carcasses of Cloth to Race Riot Chess, Some Highlights of ArtPrize 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — I can’t imagine I’m the only one who found ArtPrize 7 a little underwhelming.

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Post image for ArtPrize Announces $200,000 Grand Prize Jury for Seventh Annual Event – Artists Register Before June 4

This fall the seventh annual ArtPrize competition will be awarding a total of $500,000 including two top prizes of $200,000 each, one decided by public vote, the other decided by a panel of three jurors.

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Post image for ArtPrize Winner Anila Quayyum Agha Talks Sacred Spaces and Religion

Last Friday, Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha won both the popular and juried vote at ArtPrize for her installation “Intersections.” It was the first time in the history of the Grand Rapids-based competition that an artist reaped top honors in both categories.

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Anila Quayyum Agha's

After years of jokes about Jesus paintings and quilts seducing the art crowds flocking to the Grand Rapids-based ArtPrize art competition, this year the juried and popular votes have synched up to reveal one big winner.

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Now Is ArtPrize's Chance to Prove It Deserves an Art World Spotlight

Last night, artist Steve Lambert announced that he will not be keeping the money if he wins an ArtPrize award. ArtPrize is the large art festival that gives away over half a million dollars through a balanced formula of art professional and public voting (each group gives away roughly $300,000).

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ArtPrize 2014 Artist Registration Now Open

by Sponsor on April 28, 2014

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For 19 days each fall, ArtPrize occupies three square-miles of public and private venues across downtown Grand Rapids, MI, transforming the city into the most intriguing art event of the year.

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