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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Espoir (Hope)

Trisha Hoekwater
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Cross-Pollination

Joe Mangrum
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Kirk Lepine
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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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The Stories We Tell

Lauren Taylor
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King Of Dreams

Vhilo H Persson
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Glitter Girl

Jeremy Kirsch
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"THE POWER OF WOMEN"

Artist singh
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Silverwareback Sentinel, Girlilla and Tiney

Gary Hovey
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Under Construction

2011 9th place
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the Tree . a Sculpture & Philosophy

Kody Fowler
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MEDUSA

Doug Kalnbach
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Chaos

Rachel Gault
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Nature and the Human Form

Thom Peters
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Evolve

Mark Krucke
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Ocean Exodus

2011 8th place Paul Baliker
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Pan

Cheryl Jay Blodgett
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Aluminum Concept Camper

David Winick
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Untitled

Tyler Space
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Standing For What ?

Peter Sorrell
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100% Natural #16-These United States

Craig Cheply
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Shaman's Dream

Michael Johnson
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Knight for a Day

Jeffrey Bohl
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Forian

Rene Romero Schuler
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lucha libre

rick gleeson
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Made in the Moment

Daniel Cascardo
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Ash and Flash

Tim Priest
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Peace in Red

Vincent Bosscher
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The Bronco Epic

Revere La Noue
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Downtown Districts

Jennifer Chiodini
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Aspen Forest

Jacqueline Gilmore
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Seed Pods

Joshua Wambaugh
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Dark Rain

Curt Pieper
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Stone Carvings

Sean Bell
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torso

Nomeda Grumada
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We are the American People

Karen Dixon
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Transformation

Tara Tavonatti
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Universal Luster (Available for purchase)

Shannon Neumann
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Phlegethon

Jake Kosten
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I Remember

Danielle Dix
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"At the end of the . . ."

D. B. Henkel
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A Photograph by Juan Fernandez

Adam Bock
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Minute Madness

Daniel Diehl
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Reflections of Grand Rapids

Ken Skinner
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My Father's House

Steve Leedy
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As One ... fragile as a twig

Paulette Goodreau
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Constant within Change

Natasha Ohlman
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Dancing Flagpoles

Richard Burns
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January 19, 2009; Sears Tower; All Views

Alexander Fedirko
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Famed Portals

Matt Smith
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Butterflies For Noelia

Lou Rodriquez
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What Would Einstein Think?

Richard Towles
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Back to My Roots

Dean Hunt
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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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All the World's A Stage

Alisha Bolt
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Fainting Phonograph

Kaitlyn Peil
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untitled

Phil Hernandez
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Angelic

Matt Brown
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"Ice and Alchemy"

Jennifer Belt
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The Painted Laugh

Sonja Landis
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Mad Cow Motorcycle

Billie Grace Lynn
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Unforgettable Fire

D. Urf
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Desert Night

charles spreitzer
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Madonna and Child | Hypnos

Gilbert Powers
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Kindeling- Beauty From Ashes

Eric Baculy
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Fountain of Light

aaron laux
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Heart Of NOLA

Cameron Thompson
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Too Many B(e)LTs

Thom Cicchelli
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"Photo Montage # 12: The Hands That Feed"

Patrick Devine
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High Desert Guardian

Vince Maggiore
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These Are Our Stories

Launda Wheatley
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oo

Elizabeth Eberhard
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Re-View: Saugatuck Douglas

Max Matteson
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Abstraction 100

Thomas Woodhouse
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Molly

Jason Limberg
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Stevie Ray Vaughn

Michael DeWitt
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The Sleeper

Matthew Dowdy
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See Beyond the Chair

Harbor House
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Lady In Blue...

Christine Cohoon
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Complicated Creature

Amy TenBarge
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Hiding Behind Scars

Katie Collins
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Playtime

Ted VanderVelde
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Strike a Pose

Camille VILLEGAS
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Study of the Kiss

Jose Luis R. Cortes
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Scott Falls, Munising, MI

David Lubbers
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Music

Michael J Mayosky
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quiet moment

Michael Fisher
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Painting

Weston Rayfield
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Eye Don't Know

John OHearn
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America

Jordan Scott
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Duck Pond

Scott Patrick
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Images of Technology and Time

john hyatt
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Unfinished paintings & photographs

Thomas Birks
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Piece of my heart

Tim LaDuke
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