Top 20 ArtPrize finalists announced

Posted at 2:59 PM, Oct 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-05 14:59:14-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- ArtPrize announced Sunday afternoon the public’s vote for the Top 20 entries in this year’s ArtPrize competition.

The ArtPrize 2014 Public Vote Final 20 are as follows, in no particular order:
  • Frits Hoendervanger, Autumn’s Passage, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Detroit, MI
  • Armin Mersmann, Gabriella, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel | Midland, MI
  • Sandra Bryant, Into the Autumn Woods, DeVos Place Convention Center, Lynden, WA
  • Gretchyn Lauer, Outcry, DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mark Middleton, Perspective, The B.O.B., Petoskey, MI
  • Nathan Lareau, Urban TumbleweedCathedral Square, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Liz Roberts, Always Nowhere, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Delaware, OH
  • Robert Shangle, Your Move?, Harris Building, Sparta, MI
  • NewD Media, Peralux, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Farmington, MI
  • Carol Roeda, Color Out the Darkness, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Ada, MI

352,732 votes were cast over the past 11 days. These 20 pieces of art will vie for $260,000 in prizes.

Round 2 Voting kicks off at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 5 and will continue through October 9 at 11:59 p.m. The winners of both the public vote and the juried awards will be announced at the ArtPrize Awards on October 10.