Women's City Club

2014 ArtPrize Venue
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The Women’s City Club, which occupies the historic Sweet House in the Hill District of Grand Rapids, is looking for art for the ArtPrize Exhibition to fill three very different areas of the facility. We seek one or more larger sculptural pieces for the lawn area, a wide variety of two and three dimensional art to fill the Auditorium Gallery, which is a very modern gallery space constructed specifically for ArtPrize, and a number of traditional works to compliment the historic first floor, including small, 3-dimensional pieces to fill the two lighted and locked display cases. While we are interested in most media, we are not suited to images that require a darkened space. Our goal is to fill this former home which has such a rich history with high-quality art and give artists the opportunity to compete for the ArtPrize awards and also to provide a market for art to our members and visitors. To that end we also install a Gallery Shop to sell other works supplied by our AP Artists.

The Women’s City Club is a private club which resides in the historic Sweet House and offers individual and business memberships. The WCC transforms their space for ArtPrize. While the main floor retains it's historic look, but with the installation of AP art, the Auditorium is converted to a modern gallery with the addition of contemporary walls and lighting. In 2006, the Sweet House Foundation, a (501 c 3) non-profit, was established to preserve the history and architecture of the house. Martin Sweet, the original owner of the house, was a young entrepreneur when he came to Grand Rapids in 1846. He dreamed of a distinguished and spacious home for his family and in the early 1860’s built this home on East Fulton. This Heritage Hill two-story Italianate Villa home survives as one of the remaining examples of this style of architecture in the latter part of the 19th century. For information on the house or the WCC, please call (616) 459-3321.

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

2014 Entries hosted at this Venue

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Birds of the Bible

Catherine McClung
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57198
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Tiger Swallowtail on a Wild Rose Thicket

Darrell Janssen
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57474
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Pots of Flowers

Maggie Bandstra
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57407
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Rust Never Sleeps

Doris Larson
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57199
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Displacement of a Different Nature

Justin Kellner
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56223
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A light at the end

Doug Schwentor
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56815
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The Artist

Cassandra Swierenga
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56691
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Earth Fabric

Robert Winslow
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57061
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Of Friends and Family

Armando Pedroso
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56259
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Coastal Light Landscape

Jennifer Brandon
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56197
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Sleeping Bear

Kathleen Kalinowski
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56917
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the watersplash no 2

Pamela Benjamin
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56661
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Children's Museum Parking

Mary Marinelli
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57384
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transitions IV (kindled)

Matthew Plescher
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57012
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Me, In Lipstick

Christopher Kovacevich
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56108
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Simon's Lesson of Wisdom for All Manner Children

Pam Arnold
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57046
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Family Room; Lineage

Chris LaPorte
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56334
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Four Seasons - Animal Version

Stone Peng
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56912
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Ramona Remembered

E. Lynne O'Rourke
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57434
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The Bus Never Stopped

Richard Deming Jr.
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57087
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Woodland Wisdom

Donna Mitchell-Collins
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57597
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Purely Sweet Michigan

Kristin Longo
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56740
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Curious Falls

Merrie Pieri-Clark
  • Installation
  • Vote Code: 57622
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Gun powder and the fall of the Samurai.

Kevin O'Rourke
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56737
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Monday Morning Drive

Joshua Adam Risner
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56178
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Glen Haven Overlook

Holly Sturges
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57451
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Photo/Synthesis

Bill Chardon
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57032
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They Once Were Weeds

Carol Foerch
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56268
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Tribute to the Furniture City

Sandra Kuszpit
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56716
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Picking Up The Pieces

Molly Alicki Corriveau
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56838
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Renaissance Selfie

Kathleen Ford
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56454
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Lake of the Clouds Sunrise

Kevin Clifford
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 56243
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Carroots

Toni Johnson Mendina
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 57242
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Venue Location

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Women's City Club
254 East Fulton Street Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs
10:00am-8:00pm
Fri & Sat
10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday
10:00am-6:00pm
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