The Ninth Annual ArtPrize Awards is fast approaching - soon, we'll be revealing the winners of $500,000 in cash prizes. Need to do a little catching up on which artist entries are eligible to win the prizes, how they were nominated, and what the critics have to say about it all? We've got you covered. Below is everything you need for a binge-worthy evening. Grab a bowl of popcorn and your favorite beverage, and snuggle up with us!

JURORS' SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT

Watch as the 2017 category award jurors each present and discuss a list of five nominees for their respective awards. The spirited event can be informative and infuriating -- depending on how you react to the opinions of the jurors.


PUBLIC VOTE FINAL 20 ANNOUNCEMENT

Find out which 20 artist entries were selected by ArtPrize visitors to join the jurors' picks in Round 2. The Public Vote Final 20 Announcement took place on the afternoon of October 1 at Rosa Parks Circle.


WHY THESE FINALISTS? PART 1

A panel of three art experts -- including Belinda Tate, executive director of the Kalamazoo Institute of Art in Kalamazoo; Jim Daichendt, dean of arts and humanities at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego; and Lizzie Whitington, visual arts curator at SXSW in Austin, TX -- discuss half of the public and juried finalists in the 2-D and Installation categories in a lively, humorous, and irreverent debate.


WHY THESE FINALISTS? PART 2

'Why These Finalists?' continues with Justin Witte, curator and director of the Cleve Carney Art Gallery in Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Laura Ritchie, co-founder and director at The Carrack Modern Art in Durham, North Carolina; and Kulapat Yantrasat, founder of Why Architecture, which designed the Grand Rapids Art Museum -- discussing the public and juried finalists in the 3-D and Time-Based categories in a lively, humorous, and irreverent debate.

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