ArtPrize hit Grand Rapids last year (2009) as a new idea from Rick Devos. Artists were invited to display their artwork at various venues in downtown Grand Rapids. Some were indoors, hosted in various businesses and others were outdoors. It was a huge success, although Lisa and I didn’t quite realise what it was about until it was over and the winner had taken away their $250,000 prize, AND sold the winning piece to the Devos family.

This year we vowed to be more active and so we spent Saturday afternoon wandering around downtown Grand Rapids with thousands of other people taking in some of the exhibits.

A few of my favourite works are here, and then a more complete photo gallery is below.

Simply Salvage by Brent Ahmicasaube in collaboration with Tad Caswell

Simply Salvage by Brent Ahmicasaube in collaboration with Tad Caswell

Interactive Barcode Portraits by Scott Blake

Interactive Barcode Portraits by Scott Blake

Play Me I'm Yours - Street Pianos by Luke Jerram

Play Me I’m Yours – Street Pianos by Luke Jerram

Paper Migration by Richard Shipps

Paper Migration by Richard Shipps

Svelata Admirers

Svelata Admirers

  2 Responses to “Art Prize 2010 #1”

  1. I just discovered your site while reviewing sites to remind me what was exhibited last year for ArtPrize.

    You opened with one of my favorites, “The Simply Salvaged House”. Scrolling down I was pleased and honored to see my entry, “The Lake”, included.

    I’m looking forward to ArtPrize 2011 … to being a part of the excitement as an attendee and participant.

  2. Nellie – thanks for the comments. I remember your work in Devos Place 🙂

    One of the constructors of the Salvage House is one of our neighbours.

    I too am looking forward to the next one – for some reason we never realised just what “Art Prize” was first time around until it was too late, but did manage to get to see at least a small part of the second one over a couple of weekends.

    Good Luck!!

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