GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Round One of ArtPrize Seven has come to a close. Your votes have been tallied and the Final 20 have been announced!
Here they are, broken down by category and then listed in alphabetical order:
“As Above” – by Judith Braun of New York, NY (Grand Rapids Art Museum)
“In a Promised Land…” — by Shawn Michael Warren of Harvey, Ill. (DeVos Place Convention Center)
“michigan petoskey stone” — by Randall Libby of Manistee, Mich. (DeVos Place Convention Center)
“Northwood Awakening” — by Loveless PhotoFiber of Frankfort, Mich. (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)
“Triple Play” — by Anni Crouter from Flint, Mich. (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)
Greatest Generation/Beta Team/November — by Fred Cogelow of Willmar, Minn. (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)
MAYA 7624 — by Seungmo Park of New Jersey City, NJ (Kendall College of Art & Design / Fed Galleries at KCAD)
Rolling Down — by Kroeze Krew of Grand Rapids, Mich. (Amway Grand Plaza Hotel)
The Race — by Kurt Swanson of Grand Rapids, Mich. (DeVos Place Convention Center)
Seasons — by Robin Protz of New Hartford, Conn. (Amway Grand Plaza Hotel)
Balancing Act — by Calvin Babich of Toledo, Ohio (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)
REACH and SPLASH — by Andy Sacksteder of Port Clinton, Ohio (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)
SENSI — by Gianluca Traina of Ventimiglia de Sicilia, Italy (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)
The Grand Rapid Tape Drawing — by The Tape Art Crew of Providence, RI (TowerPinkster — Architects | Engineers)
TIME & AGAIN Grand Rapids — by Midge Bolt of Pepin, Wis. and Doreen Gunnink of Kentwood, Mich. (Amway Grand Plaza Hotel)
BREAKTHROUGH — by Breakthrough Team of Ada, Mich. (DeVos Place Convention Center)
Hometown Hero — by Pamela Alderman of Grand Rapids, Mich. (Amway Grand Plaza Hotel)
Movement — by Craig Merchant of Wyoming, Mich. (Grand Rapids Public Museum)
Symphony of Gestures — by Sara Dittrich and Benjamin Buchanan of Baltimore, MD (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts)
Whisper — by Emily Kennerk of Zionsville, Ind. (250 Monroe Ave.)
A few observations on ArtPrize Seven’s Final 20: Only one entry, Whisper, appears on both the juried and public shortlists.
Last year, the only entry to appear on both shortlists was Intersections, which took home the grand prize in the public vote and shared the grand prize for the juried vote.
Additionally, Ann Loveless is the only past ArtPrize winner who is back this year on the Final 20 list. She teamed up with her husband, Steven, to create “Northwood Awakening,” which is on the Two-Dimensional list.
Round Two voting begins at 2 p.m. Sunday. Voters are allowed this year to vote on as many pieces in the Final 20 as they want.