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
  • Physically accessible: Yes

2016 Entries hosted at this Venue

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Migraine - Inside My Mind

Kathleen Buckley
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62646
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Overgrown

Lauren Hayes
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62670
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African Masks

Ann Rather
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62692
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Continuum

RJ Dygert
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62717
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Movement

Johnny Camacho
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62768
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Smoke and Mirrors

Brian Dmytrusz
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62841
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Echo

Alaina Woloszyn
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62853
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Cassandra Burgess

Cassandra Burgess
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62872
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SCRIBBLEY'S SCRIBARY

Mick McArt
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62895
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100 Portraits of Native Americans

Judith Bancroft
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62949
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Perception V Reality

Rosanne Coty
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62957
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Women with heart in her hair

Stephen Buckbee
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62958
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Protect and Serve

2016 5th place Andrew J. Woodstock
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 62961
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Silver Ball Symmetry

Matthew Owen
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63007
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Portal to Orion

Robert Ness
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63017
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our lockers

Jess Portfleet
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63019
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Kelly's Kiss

Kelly Kazmierski
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63028
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Color of Jazz

Deborah Hoover
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63046
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Triangulation

Gilbert H (Chick) Powers
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63068
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Can you see me now

Karen Brinkmeier
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63085
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Lateralus

Skylar Korf
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63097
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untitled

Kirk Lepine
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63130
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100% Natural #26-Once Upon A Time-Midterm$ 2014

Craig Cheply
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63132
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Xang

Bountom Vongkaysone
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63153
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Saving Face

Ty Peters
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63239
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Overflow

Avery Miller
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63249
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Watering the Flowers (work in progress)

Kiki (Kristen) Dondzila
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63306
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Wastoid Void

Zach Mory
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63342
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Iris

Nicole Ethen
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63387
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Madonna & Child 2.0

Andrew M. Melms
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63393
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Winter on Clear Lake

Francis Zaander
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63416
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In Search of Forgiveness

Rebecca Zeiss
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63422
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Linear Totems - continued MODERN ANTIQUITY and RENAISSANCE

Mary Ann Rutledge
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63431
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Blue Wash Mesa

Daniel Stine
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63441
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No. 1

James Pastena
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63446
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The Light Series Photography

Nancy Crabbs
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63454
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Old School Jazz

Pam Williams
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63510
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Navigation

Lucas Butcher
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63516
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Eye of Eos

Lisa Spielmaker
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63547
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Ashes to Ashes

2016 3rd place Jacqueline Gilmore
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63607
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Ponder

Jeffrey Wilcox
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63680
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Industrial Landscape

Riki Dorothy
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63702
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In the Flower Shop

Joanna Tlok
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63706
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Quiet Storm

Mone Doucet
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63712
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Sea Of Stones

Hank Mowery
  • Time-Based
  • Vote Code: 63750
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Acoustic Guitar

Judith Fairbairn
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63759
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Crazy Bitch

Edith Pair
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63762
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Serenity

Michael Koch
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63781
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Entwined

Kathleen Holzgen
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63802
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Toiling with Destiny, 2015, Assemblage with Mixed Media on Wood

hans neleman
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63818
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She's So Hot Even The Ice Melts

Vhilo H Persson
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63826
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Alice ?

Peter Steeves
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63874
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Focused

Brad Poissant
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63892
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Wounded Warrior

Kimberly Bigos
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63903
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Between Branches

Gosia Podosek
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63910
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Dark Illumination by Gregorii

Gregorii Trombo
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63913
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African Grasslands

Forrest Miller
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63939
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Globe on fire

Elma Maria Gort
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63958
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Windy City

Kerry Mott
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63972
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Dance

Mariann Horner
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63977
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Aphelion, Hibernation, Contemplation.

Michi Farias
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63980
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Untitled

Pari Raghebian
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 63995
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Winter Beach

Timothy Rowe
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64005
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Inhale the Future, Exhale the Past

Jacqueline Baerwald
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64031
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Flag of the United States of America

Myoung-won Kwon
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64114
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Spectral Visions

Jason Riekkoff
  • Time-Based
  • Vote Code: 64200
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Into The Circle

Kevin Pacynski
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64205
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Jayden's Eye

Robert Jett
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64215
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A Sanguine Glow

Mellissa Redman
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64262
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A Quiet Renunciation

Laura Locke
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64264
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Obsession

Jake Zapor
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64278
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Symphonic Infinitum

Sherman Finch
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64283
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The power of women

Oleg Kedria
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64287
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Wired

Robert Bowman
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64307
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Fourth Rite

Robert Kevin Starr
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64361
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Biodiversity Milky Way

Cheryl Holz
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64386
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Cornelius Swartwout aka Waffleman

George Stankus
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64389
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Sign for Our Time

Bacon/Hatlestad
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64416
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Bone Fish

Jon Weston
  • Three-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64520
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Creative Switch

Reid Riley
  • Time-Based
  • Vote Code: 64538
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Haleiwa Surf

Rachel Gaudette
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64573
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Controlled Chaos

Sherry Streeter
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64593
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Ford Freeway

Howard Sheltraw
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64606
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A Story of New York

Michael J Mayosky
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64617
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Modern scent of life

Martin Blanco
  • Two-Dimensional
  • Vote Code: 64633
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