Almost 430,000 votes were cast in round one, which is the largest voting turn out in the event’s history.
Here is the Top Ten in alphabetical order:
Paul Baliker, Dancing with Mother Nature, Palm Coast FL, Located at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Anni Crouter, Polar Expressed, Flint MI, Located at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Jason Gamrath, Botanical Exotica a Monumental Collection of the Rare and Beautiful, Seattle WA, Located at the Grand Rapids Art Museum
Michael Gard, Taking Flight, San Francisco CA, Located at Devos Place Convention Center
Benjamin Gazsi, Earth Giant, Morgantown WV, Located at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Nick Jakubiak, Tired Pandas, Battle Creek MI, Located at The B.O.B.
Ann Loveless, Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, Frankfort MI, Located at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Robin Protz, Myth-or-Logic, New Hartford CT, Located at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Andy Sacksteder, Uplifting, Port Clinton OH, Located at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Fraser Smith, Finding Beauty in Bad Things: Porcelain Vine, St. Pete Beach Fl, Located at Devos Place Convention Center
Round 2 voting beings at 2 p.m. Unlike in past years, the ArtPrize voting process will shift. Rather than having unlimited votes, voters will be limited to one vote for one of the ten finalists.
Round 2 voting will close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 3rd.