Grand Prize

Public Vote Grand Prize $200,000

Wounded Warrior Dogs

James Mellick

A masterfully crafted series of wood carvings that drew you into an immersive and profound experience.

Shown at
Amway Grand Plaza
Art Form
3-D
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Jurors’ Grand Prize $200,000

Jurors: Michelle Grabner, Paul Ha and Eric Shiner

The Bureau of Personal Belonging

Stacey Kirby

An interactive performance and installation where visitors were taken through a process to determine if they were indeed valid members of our community.

Shown at
50 Monroe
Art Form
Time-Based
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Two-Dimensional

Two-Dimensional Public Vote Award $12,500

Portraits of Light and Shadow

Joao Paulo Goncalves

A pixel-portrait created with deliberately angled wood pieces placed in relationship to a specific light source

Shown at
DeVos Place Convention Center
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Two-Dimensional Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Tina Rivers Ryan

les bêtes

Isaac Aoki

A series of eight photographs of nude models taken outside during the winter in Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

Shown at
Grand Rapids CIty Water Building
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Three-Dimensional

Three-Dimensional Public Vote Award $12,500

Wounded Warrior Dogs

James Mellick

A masterfully crafted series of wood carvings that drew you into an immersive and profound experience.

Shown at
Amway Grand Plaza
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Three-Dimensional Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Omar Lopez-Chahoud

Excavations

William Lamson

An intervention into the concrete foundation and driveway of a former carriage house.

Shown at
SiTE:LAB / The Rumsey Street Project
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Time-Based

Time-Based Public Vote Award $12,500

Sweeper's Clock

Maarten Baas

A video that combines theater, art, film, and design in a 12-hour long movie in which two performers replicate an analog clock by sweeping two piles of trash.

Shown at
Grand Rapids Art Museum
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Time-Based Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Yesomi Umolu

Search Engine Vision “ISIS”

Eric Souther

This work explores the semiotic shift of language as transient definitions form organically online. The piece opens with examples of the first 1,000 video results from a YouTube search of “ISIS goddess.”

Shown at
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
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Installation

Installation Public Vote Award $12,500

The Butterfly Effect

Bryce Pettit & Alison Leigh Smith

An installation of 1,234 intricate, hand-made bronze Monarch butterflies installed at DeVos Place Convention Center in a way that evokes movement

Shown at
DeVos Place Convention Center
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Installation Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Deana Haggag

This Space is Not Abandoned

912 CollABORATIVE

Banding together as the Cultura Collective, a group of Grand Rapids artists temporarily took over a warehouse in the heart of the vibrant Roosevelt Park neighborhood at 912 Grandville Avenue.

Shown at
912 Grandville
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Outstanding Venue

Outstanding Venue Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Steve Dietz

EVERYTHING IS TRANSFORMED, SiTE:LAB / Rumsey St. Project

SiTE:LAB converted an entire city block in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood into a temporary arts district, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.

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This Space is Not Abandoned, 912 Grandville Avenue

Banding together as the Cultura Collective, a group of Grand Rapids artists temporarily took over a warehouse in the heart of the vibrant Roosevelt Park neighborhood at 912 Grandville Avenue.

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