Grand Prize

Public Vote Grand Prize $200,000

Northwood Awakening

Loveless PhotoFiber

A large photographic print and quilt hybrid, depicting a serene woodland panorama.

Shown at
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Art Form
2-D
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Jurors’ Grand Prize $200,000

Jurors: Dan Cameron, Michael Rakowitz, and Lisa Freiman

Higher Ground

Kate Gilmore

A transformational performance piece that explores the dynamics of power and the construct of femininity.

Shown at
SiTE:LAB / Rumsey Street Project
Art Form
Time-Based
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Two-Dimensional

Two-Dimensional Public Vote Award $12,500

Northwood Awakening

Loveless PhotoFiber

A large photographic print and quilt hybrid, depicting a serene woodland panorama.

Shown at
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
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Two-Dimensional Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Justine Ludwig

The Fearless Brother Project Presents: Realistic Neglects—A Graphic Series

Monroe O'Bryant

A series of photographs which presents a very powerful, timely look at violence and racial injustice in our community.

Shown at
Grand Rapids Art Museum
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Three-Dimensional

Three-Dimensional Public Vote Award $12,500

Greatest Generation/Beta Team/November

Fred Cogelow

A portrait carved from a single 4 inch-thick slab of butternut wood.

Shown at
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
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Three-Dimensional Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Sarah Urist Green

The Last Supper

Julie Green

Death row inmates’ last meal requests painted in cobalt blue onto second-hand ceramic plates.

Shown at
Kendall College of Art and Design / Fed Galleries @ KCAD
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Time-Based

Time-Based Public Vote Award $12,500

Whisper

Emily Kennerk

The viewer activates this sculpture by softly whispering into the microphone, sending a silent vibration perceived by the clinking of the dishes on the table.

Shown at
250 Monroe
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Time-Based Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Shari Frilot

That Was Then

Prince Thomas

A 1080p, single channel video with CNN’s actual audio reporting of the first hours of Operation Desert Storm, taking viewers through the initial bombing of Baghdad in 1991. The audio is synched with video footage of a 4th of July fireworks display.

Shown at
Kendall College of Art and Design / Fed Galleries @ KCAD
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Installation

Installation Public Vote Award $12,500

REACH and SPLASH

Andy Sacksteder

A whimsical take on Installation work, the two bronze statues in REACH and SPLASH are a tribute to youth and spontaneity.

Shown at
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
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Installation Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Robin Cembalest

In Our Element

Ruben Ubiera

A major immersive painted mural that tells the history of street art as an artistic medium from the Egyptian hieroglyphs to Pre-Columbian codices to 1980s tags to Post-Graffism.

Shown at
Front Avenue under US-131
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Outstanding Venue

Outstanding Venue Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Steven Matijcio

SiTE:LAB / The Rumsey Street Project

SiTE:LAB converted an entire city block into a temporary arts district for ArtPrize Seven. Numerous unoccupied structures, including a church and rectory, body shop and several residences, as well vacant lots, will provide a unique setting for an exhibition of site-specific installations selected by curator Paul Amenta

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