ArtPrize 2015 winners announced; Northwood Awakening & Higher Ground win

Posted at 6:44 PM, Oct 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-09 23:28:29-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - After two and a half weeks of crowds and thousands of smartphone app votes, ArtPrize Seven crowns its winners tonight.

$500,000 in prizes were given out. Two artists went home with $200,000 each - one for the juried Grand Prize and one for the public vote Grand Prize.  Several other awards will be handed out in each of the judging categories.

35,481 visitors cast 422,763 votes in the two rounds of the public vote, according to ArtPrize officials.

Grand Prize - $200,000 - Public Vote

Northwood Awakening by Loveless PhotoFiber

Northwood Awakening

Grand Prize - $200,000 - Juried

Higher Ground by Katie Gilmore

Higher Ground - Juried Grand Prize Winner at ArtPrize


Juried :The Fearless Brother Project Presents: Realistic Neglects - A Graphic Series, by  Monroe O'Bryant.

The Fearless Brother Project Presents: Realistic Neglects - A Graphic Series

Public Vote: Northwood Awakening, by Loveless PhotoFiber


Juried: The Last Supper by Julie Green

The Last Supper

Public Vote: Greatest Generation/Beta Team/November by Fred Cogelow

Greatest Generation/Beta Team/November


Juried: That Was Then by Prince Thomas

That Was Then

Public Vote: Whisper, by Emily Kennerk



Juried:In Our Element by Ruben Ubiera

In Our Element

Public Vote: REACH and SPLASH by Andy Sacksteder


Outstanding Venue

SiTE: LAB/The Rumsey Street Project