Monday, September 25, 2017

Alpha Omega Arts predicts tonight's Top 20 for ArtPrize Nine

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*Tom Kiefer’s “El Sueño Americano (The American Dream)” (Code 64817). Considered non-essential 
personal property, New Testaments carried by migrants are discarded during processing.
Tonight, the ArtPrize Nine Category Award Jurors present and discuss their Top 20 picks at the Jurors’ Shortlist Event. ArtPrize is an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than five hundred thousand dollars in prizes are awarded each year, which include a $200,000 prize awarded entirely by public vote and another $200,000 prize awarded by a jury of art experts. The event began last Wednesday, September 22 with 1,346 artist entries into one of four categories including 2-D, 3-D, Time-Based, and Installation. What makes up your shortlist? Below is our shortlist:

(*) Asterisk notes that the work was also selected by the ArtPrize Jurors....

2-D ARTPRIZE 2017
  1. Deborah Rickman’s “Companions” (Fountain Church) 
  2. William Fritsch’s “The Next Supper” (Monroe Church) 
  3. *Tom Kiefer’s “El Sueño Americano (The American Dream)” (Devos)
  4. Alayna Coverly's "The Stability of Femininity" (Devos) 
  5. Hwa-Jeen Na’s “As Much Heaven As Earth” (GRAM) 
3-D ARTPRIZE 2017
  1. *Ti-Rock Moore’s “Flint” (Fountain Church) 
  2. John Hooker’s “The Martyr” (Meijer Gardens) 
  3. Liz Glynn’s “Untitled (after Shade)” (Meijer Gardens) 
  4. *Mike Wsol's "Laborer" (Public Museum)
  5. David Robinson’s “Interval" (Public Museum) 
INSTALLATION ARTPRIZE 2017
  1. *Zane Miller’s “Two-way Protocols” (Kendall) 
  2. *Leroy DeRubertis’s “Enmesh” (GRAM) 
  3. *Jeffrey Augustine Songco's “Society of 23's Locker Dressing Room” (City Water) 
  4. Susan Tennant's “Architectural Weaving” (City Water) 
  5. C.T. Hankins's “A Bit of Me in You (Echo Point)” (Van Andel Arena) 
TIME-BASED ARTPRIZE 2017
  1. *Eva Rocha’s “Object-Orientalis” (Kendall) 
  2. *Le'Andra LeSeur’s “Searching” (Kendall) 
  3. *Cultural Collective at Ramsey Street 
  4. Huge Zhou's “Midtown Flutter" (GRAM)
  5. *Seitu Jones's "The Heartside Community Meal" (UICA) 
OUTSTANDING VENUE ARTPRIZE 2017