The B.O.B.

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The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four- story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition. Its casual appeal, large size and historic charm have given The B.O.B. landmark / destination status in downtown Grand Rapids. Ambitious, expansive, and versatile, The B.O.B. offers a uniquely personal experience for every guest who walks through the door.

Visitor Amenities
  • Free public bathrooms: Yes
  • Free public parking: No
  • Handicap accessible: Yes

Artist & Connection Information

The B.O.B. will be placing an emphasis on selecting artists who focus on artists using non traditional mediums, or at the very least, artists concentrating on a fusion of various mediums. Two Dimensional Multimedia, Three Dimensional, Performance Art, Experimental, Avant Garde, and the like will be our focus. Of course, The B.O.B. is open to submissions in all forms - simply know that we will be focusing on those artists who push boundaries both in execution and on a conceptual level.

2011 Entries hosted at this Venue

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unknown place series waterfalls

galvin pabon
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"Mantis Dreaming"

2011 10th place Bill Secunda
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A Year Through Our Eyes

Todd and Brad Reed
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Silverwareback Sentinel, Girlilla and Tiney

Gary Hovey
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the Tree . a Sculpture & Philosophy

Kody Fowler
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Ocean Exodus

2011 8th place Paul Baliker
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100% Natural #16-These United States

Craig Cheply
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Universal Luster (Available for purchase)

Shannon Neumann
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As One ... fragile as a twig

Paulette Goodreau
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January 19, 2009; Sears Tower; All Views

Alexander Fedirko
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What Would Einstein Think?

Richard Towles
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Ride the Rapids in Grand Rapids

Dorothy Dorney
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Dance In The Annex: ArtPrize Performance Series

Dance In The Annex (DITA)
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Madonna and Child | Hypnos

Gilbert Powers
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Kindeling- Beauty From Ashes

Eric Baculy
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"Photo Montage # 12: The Hands That Feed"

Patrick Devine
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Unfinished paintings & photographs

Thomas Birks
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