The B.O.B.

2014 ArtPrize Venue
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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.

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

2014 Entries hosted at this Venue

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SENSING THE 5TH [Obsessions]

JFK [Jon F Kay]
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57152
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Glare #8: Ocqueoc

John Dempsey
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56353
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Beauty in Brokenness

Craig Merchant
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56293
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OKAVARK NECKLACE: The Fisherman

Eric Kravako
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57274
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Evolve or Die

Cody Nicely
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56112
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Apology to a Planet

Doug Cannell
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57631
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Miru Mizu Hoīru

Eric Burke
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56452
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Ashes: The Story of Fraxinus and Agrilus Planipennis

Sam Soet
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56789
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View Detroit

3 View Detroit
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57232
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Art Show Cosmo

Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57122
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The Typewriter.

Tatiana Hantig
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56545
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Not Participating

William Walther
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57161
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Edgar Allan Po(p)e

Grace Scott
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56420
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Ready to Rumble

Allan Gorman
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56120
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Day Dreaming

Raelynn Cutler
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57476
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Steve Martin

Michael DeWitt
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57366
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The Adventures of Maui

Howard Riopelle
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56177
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Fuzzy Buzzy Bees

Delilah Smith
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57329
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A QUESTION ABOUT PHILOSOPHY

Qing Men
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57542
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African Beauty

Beth Calhoun
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56976
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Poseidon's Paradise

Dan Heffron
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56708
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Seedpod 11 (Spike)

David Greenwood
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56966
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100% Natural #21-These United States-History Unheeded

Craig Cheply
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57155
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The Mirage Division (series)

Joe Culver
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56902
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Eco-Equilibrium

Mark Schentzel
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57370
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Lake Michigan Spring Run

Frank Varga
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57600
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concert snoozer tevo

spencer corbett
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56317
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Synchronicity

Fabric of the Universe Cerebral Concepts Ubatuba
  • Installation
  • Vote Code: 57240
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Clouds Of Creation "Mosaic Of Orion's Belt"

Terry Hancock
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56412
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Druid of the Arbor

Robb N. Johnston
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56139
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Taking Jackson Pollock for a Spin

Jessica Wildman
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57349
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Unpalletable

Jacqueline Gilmore
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56968
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Sitting Bull

Jeanne McCormick
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56787
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Michigan Waterfalls

David Chupp
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57008
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Still Life

Patricia Constantine
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56524
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Case Study No. 27

John Richardson
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56427
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Atomic Structures in Six Dimensional Geometry

Jim Sawyer
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57337
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They call the wind Mariah

Tom Sheerin
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57174
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Johnny Cash Pencil Drawing

Charlotte Norlund
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57088
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Teepee at the BOB!!

Roger Wermers
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57256
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For Your Amusement

Russell Cooper
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56473
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ANCIENT DIGNITY

MARK FISCHER
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56383
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A. Symmetry

Gregg Palazzolo
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56669
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Luminous: Interpretations from the Heavens and Earth

Ryan Staub
  • Installation
  • Vote Code: 56432
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Glitter, Glint, Glow

ALICIA BOCK
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56824
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Trampoline Explosion

Nathan Margoni
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57074
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The Wall of Wisdom

Carly Sills
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57515
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Mom's favorite car

Paula Blincoe Collins
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56845
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Identity Crisis

Rebecca DeGroot
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56183
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After The Day Is Done

Katherine Erickson
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57618
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Join Me

Gilbert H (Chick) Powers
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57423
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impART heART posts

Angie Briggs Johnson
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57351
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The Wave (Miniature)

Weston Rayfield
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56618
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Towards the final light

Paul Murray
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56631
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Ladies and Their Purses

Lee + Rozell
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56720
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Venue Location

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The B.O.B.
20 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs
9:00am-11:00pm
Fri & Sat
9:00am-11:00pm
Sunday
9:00am-11:00pm
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