ArtPrize Eight Final 20 announced

ArtPrize Eight, Final 20
The ArtPrize Eight Final 20. (Photos courtesy ArtPrize)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Your votes have been tallied and the results are in: ArtPrize Eight’s Final 20 entries have been announced.

While ArtPrize Eight’s jurors announced their top picks last week, the Final 20 list is comprised of entries that received the most public votes during the first week and a half of the competition.

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Below are the top five entries in the Two-Dimensional, Three-Dimensional, Installation and Time-Based categories, listed in the order they were announced Sunday afternoon:

Two-Dimensional

“Ashes to Ashes” – by Jacqueline Gilmore (The B.O.B.)

"Ashes to Ashes" by Jacqueline Gilmore, displayed at The B.O.B. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
“Ashes to Ashes” by Jacqueline Gilmore, displayed at The B.O.B. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

“Portraits of Light and Shadow” – by Joao Paulo Goncalves (DeVos Place)

ArtPrize Eight, Portraits of Light and Shadow, Joao Paulo Goncalves
“Portraits of Light and Shadow” by Joao Paulo Goncalves, displayed at DeVos Place Convention Center. (Sept. 28, 2016)

“Continental U.S.” – by Valerie Hollstein (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)

"Continental U.S." by Valerie Hollstein, displayed at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
“Continental U.S.” by Valerie Hollstein, displayed at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

“Sand Sturgeon” – by Gary Moran (Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum)

"Sand Sturgeon" by Gary Moran, displayed at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
“Sand Sturgeon” by Gary Moran, displayed at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

“Protect and Serve” – by Andrew J. Woodstock (The B.O.B.)

"Protect and Serve" by Andrew Woodstock, a two-dimensional entry in ArtPrize Eight displayed at The B.O.B. (Oct. 2, 2016)
“Protect and Serve” by Andrew Woodstock, displayed at The B.O.B. (Oct. 2, 2016)

Three-Dimensional

VICTORY – by Stephen Farland (Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown & Jam’n Bean Coffee Company at the Waters Center)

VICTORY by the CHAIRMen, displayed at Jam'n Bean Coffee Company. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
VICTORY by the CHAIRMen, displayed at Jam’n Bean Coffee Company. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

Wounded Warrior Dogs – by James Mellick (Amway Grand Plaza)

Wounded Warrior Dogs by James Mellick, displayed at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
Wounded Warrior Dogs by James Mellick, displayed at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

Imagine If – by Robin Protz (Amway Grand Plaza)

Imagine If by Robin Protz, displayed at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
Imagine If by Robin Protz, displayed at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

Invasive Species – by Shiny Seed (Barnes & Thornburg LLP)

Invasive Species by Shiny Seed, displyaed outside Barnes & Thornburg LLP. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
Invasive Species by Shiny Seed, displayed outside Barnes & Thornburg LLP. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

One Thousand Shacks – by Tracey Snelling (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts)

One Thousand Shacks by Tracey Snelling, displayed at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
One Thousand Shacks by Tracey Snelling, displayed at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

Installation 

Sweet Spot – by Causey Daniell Studio (Brush Studio)

Sweet Spot by Causey Daniell Studio, displayed at Brush Studio. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
Sweet Spot by Causey Daniell Studio, displayed at Brush Studio. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

Ditch Lily Drawing – by Nathan Lareau (Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park)

Ditch Lily Drawing by Nathan Lareau, displayed at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
Ditch Lily Drawing by Nathan Lareau, displayed at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

The Butterfly Effect – by Allison Leigh Smith (DeVos Place)

The Butterfly Effect, by artists Bryce Pettit and Allison Leigh Smith, is on display at DeVos Place.
The Butterfly Effect, by artists Bryce Pettit and Allison Leigh Smith, is on display at DeVos Place.

Rock Around – by Aaron Zenz (Grand Rapids Children’s Museum)

Rock Around by Aaron Zenz, an installation entry in ArtPrize Eight displayed outside the Grand Rapids Children's Museum. (Oct. 2, 2016)
Rock Around by Aaron Zenz, displayed outside the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. (Oct. 2, 2016)

250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope – by Zimoun (SiTE:LAB | Rumsey St. Project | EVERYTHING IS TRANSFORMED)

250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope by Zimoun, displayed at SiTE:LAB. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope by Zimoun, displayed at SiTE:LAB. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

Time-Based

“Sweeper’s Clock” – by Maarten Bass (Grand Rapids Art Museum). This is the only piece to have made both the public and juried shortlists.

Sweeper's Clock by Maarten Baas at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
“Sweeper’s Clock” by Maarten Baas at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

“Hoot” – by Laurel Bahe (Courtyard Marriott Downtown)

Hoot by Laurel Bahe, displayed at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
“Hoot” by Laurel Bahe, displayed at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown. (Courtesy ArtPrize) Bahe says she has prints of her paintings available for sale and she intends to return for ArtPrize Nine.

“Higher Ground” – by Hillerbrand+Magsamen (Grand Rapids Art Museum)

Higher Ground by Hillerband+Magsamen, displayed at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
“Higher Ground” by Hillerband+Magsamen, displayed at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

Emoh: sculpture/time capsule & temporary home – by Loren Naji (Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream @ McKay Tower)

Emoh: sculpture / time capsule & temporary home by Loren Naji, outside Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice-Cream at McKay Tower. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
Emoh: sculpture / time capsule & temporary home by Loren Naji, outside Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice-Cream at McKay Tower. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

Trout Bike – by Andrew Rockwood (Peppinos Pizzeria & Sports Grille)

Trout Bike by Andrew Rockwood, based out of Peppino's Pizzeria & Sports Grille. (Courtesy ArtPrize)
Trout Bike by Andrew Rockwood, based out of Peppino’s Pizzeria & Sports Grille. (Courtesy ArtPrize)

Tune into 24 Hour News 8 at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday as a panel of art critics analyzes the public and juried picks for this year’s competition.

Round Two voting began at 2 p.m. Sunday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Voters may vote for as many pieces in the Final 20 as they like.

The pieces that get the most votes in their category will each win $12,500; the top vote-getter overall will take home the $200,000 grand prize. Winners will be announced Friday, Oct. 7. ArtPrize wraps up Sunday, Oct. 9.