This year, the excitement of having a shared and immersive three-week-long, city-wide artistic experience with people in a swing city in a swing county in a swing state was missing.
2020 ArtPrize Exhibition Canceled Over COVID-19 Concerns
Concerns over the difficulty of travel, low attendance, and gathering restrictions prompted the decision to cancel one of the largest public art events in the US.
After Controversy, Disability Drag Show Brings Down the House
“Project : Crossed Lines” demonstrated that performers are changing stereotypes about art and disability.
Drag Show for Performers with Down Syndrome Cancelled by Congressional Candidate
Congressional hopeful Peter Meijer rescinded permission for the showcase at a venue he owns, questioning whether or not the performers could provide “informed consent.”
Why We Should Acknowledge the Art Connection of Trump’s Education Pick, Betsy DeVos [UPDATED]
DeVos’s son Rick created ArtPrize, which her and her husband’s foundation funded in its initial year.
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.
Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Exhibitions Across the United States
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.
An Inquiry into Identity at ArtPrize
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.
ArtPrize Is Made of People
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.
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.
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.
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.