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artprize2014

Official Exhibition, Showcase venues offer curated themes, longer hours, amenities

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Every year ArtPrize works with local museums and institutions to facilitate the art competition. Exhibition Centers showcase a large concentration of ArtPrize entries, and are also places where visitors can vote, pick up event guides, buy ArtPrize...

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ArtPrize seeks to broaden conversation in 2014 programming, events

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-22-2014 under NEWS

In the sixth year of ArtPrize, there are 1,537 entries and 174 venues for visitors to navigate. The self-proclaimed "radically open art competition" continues to refine its approach toward the dialogue and exchange between public and...

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Reconstructing history: artists create community inside SiTE:LAB @ The Morton

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 09-21-2014 under OPINION

In the once empty halls and parlors of the old Morton House, a village is growing. A community of artists are crafting their installations inside the stripped down spaces, even as Rockford Construction continues redevelopment work on the upper...

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New ArtPrize voting structure emphasizes public versus juror debate

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

In an effort to continue broadening the discussion between public and expert opinions, ArtPrize has changed the prize system for this year which may affect how the public decides to vote. The much talked about Top 10 will become the Final 20, split...

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Kendall ArtPrize exhibits "I Am: Money Matters"

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under NEWS

The "I Am: Money Matters" exhibit explores the role in which money, or the lack of it, plays in all of our lives. From the playfully uplifting and finely crafted work by Sonya Clark to William Powhida's sardonic diatribe about ArtPrize...

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ArtPrize offers options for their biggest fans

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 09-18-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize wants you to have the best possible experience at this year’s event. Offering ArtClub and ArtFan, membership programs that celebrate and reward supporters of the largest prize to artists and one of the most unique art events in the...

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GRAM unveils ArtPrize exhibit "[DIS]Comfort Zones"

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-18-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM)'s Artprize exhibition "[DIS]Comfort Zones" displays tension themed pieces for the viewer to reflect upon. Covering topics such as war, religion, bodies and food, the GRAM seeks to bring a "...

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ArtPrize to kickstart event with HUB grand opening

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 09-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

With more than 150 venues and 1,500 artists participating, the ArtPrize HUB is the starting point for the public’s ArtPrize 2014 experience. The HUB, located at 41 Sheldon Blvd., will host a grand opening on Saturday, September 20, from 9 a.m...

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Fancy petals: ODDBALL dresses to impress

by (HiteDesign)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

On Saturday, September 13, the UICA held its fourth annual ODDBALL event centered around the "Lux" theme. Guests dressed from head to toe in floral prints, wore floral crowns or tucked a single flower in their suitcoat lapel. In addition...

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ArtPrize continues "Entry for Sale" feature to help move visitors from enjoying to collecting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NEWS

ArtPrize, for all its success, has seen some critique in the past over whether it was actually helping the showcased artists sell their artwork. Last year, a new feature was added to their website and signage to help people easily move from just...

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