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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (October 1, 2021) - ArtPrize, the international art competition recognized as one of the world’s largest annual public art events, today revealed the various award winners of ArtPrize 2021. This year's grand prize winner was determined by the number of visitor engagements.

Grand Prize ($50,000)

Exclusive sponsored by Wolverine Worldwide

Juried Awards ($50,000 total)


2D ($12,500)

Presenting Juror: Omari Rush

3D ($12,500)

Presenting Juror: Samantha Schefman
  • Winner ($10,000) - “Soaked”  by Holly Ross
  • Honorable Mention ($2,500) - “Sword in the Sphinx” by Virginia Lee Montgomery


Presenting Juror: Shannon R Stratton


Presenting Juror: Asia Hamilton
  • Winner ($10,000) - “Artpod” by Stephen Smith (in collaboration with other artists)
  • Honorable Mention ($2,500) - "(In My Dreams We) Levitate" by Eli Kahn, Jordan Hamilton, & Eric Friedlander

Independent Award Winners


Contemporary Black Art Awards 

presented by Grand Rapids African American Arts & Music Festival

Asian Art Awards 

presented by West Michigan Asian American Association
  • Public vote winner ($2,000) - “Before You Go” by Christian Reichle & Monica Pritchard
  • Public vote winner ($2,000)  -“Paper Cinderella”- by Michal Overholts

Artista Latino Awards

presented by West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Honda Design and Drive

Presented by West Michigan Honda Dealers
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