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Top 20 ArtPrize Finalists Announced

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Christian Gaines director (left) and Rick DeVos, founder and chairman of Art Prize announce the public vote for the first round of Art Prize 2014. Photo by John Rothwell
Christian Gaines director (left) and Rick DeVos, founder and chairman of Art Prize announce the public vote for the first round of Art Prize 2014.  Photo by John Rothwell
Christian Gaines director (left) and Rick DeVos, founder and chairman of Art Prize announce the public vote for the first round of Art Prize 2014. Photo by John Rothwell

By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff

A gathering of ArtPrize top officials addressed a full crowd at Rosa Parks Circle on Sunday afternoon. The officials announced the top 20 for the first round of the public vote. After 11 days of open public voting on the 1,536 entries located in Grand Rapids, the top five were announced in four different categories:

Two-Dimensional

  • 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

Three-Dimensional

Time-Based

  • Nathan Lareau, Urban Tumbleweed, Cathedral 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

Installation

Public voting for round two opened Sunday afternoon following the ceremony at Rosa Parks Circle, and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 9. In the second round of voting registered voters for ArtPrize may cast one vote for as many of the 20 finalists as they wish. Winners of the sixth annual ArtPrize will be announced Oct.10, with the winner receiving the top prize of $200,000.