ArtPrize Eight winners announced

Posted at 9:00 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 22:36:10-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- James Mellick's Wounded Warrior Dogs wins the Public Vote and Stacey Kirby's The Bureau of Personal Belonging wins the Juried Grand Prize at ArtPrize Eight, ArtPrize announced Friday.

The Grand Prize winners each receive $200,000.    Mellick's wooden dog sculptures can be found at the Amway Grand Plaza and Kirby's time-based entry is at 50 Monroe NW.

Public and Juri

ed winners were also selected for four category awards.  Winners in these categories receive $12,500, except for Mellick.  ArtPrize officials say artists who win both category and Grand Prize awards get the greater of the two prizes.





The Outstanding Venue Juried Awar

d was split for the first time this year, according to a release.  The winners were EVERYTHING IS TRANSFORMED at SiTE:LAB and This Space is Not Abandoned at 912 Grandville Ave.