ArtPrize and Second Ave Arts continue to forge artist-collector relationships through this fall exhibition.

We're excited to partner once again with Second Ave Arts to bring Collectors Show / FALL 2016 to Grand Rapids. Collectors Show / FALL 2016 is an exhibition that seeks to forge artist-collector relationships through a three-day showing at the Harris Building (111 Division Ave S) during ArtPrize Eight Preview Week. The artwork on display consists of 50 contemporary artists including thirty past and present ArtPrize artists that are shown alongside some of the most famous and influential artists of the last 100 years—all curated by New York-based artist, Grand Haven native, and creator of the Collectors Show, Tyler Loftis.

"The diversity of the past two shows has been extraordinary—age, ethnicity, career level ... I believe we're doing something very exciting and avant guard here," Loftis said. "By partnering with ArtPrize, we have had the opportunity to show—rather than talk about—our view of what a forward-thinking and extraordinary platform ArtPrize really is, for the artists, the collectors, and the public."

Work will be on display and available for purchase, with 20% of the proceeds directly supporting Arts Education programming at ArtPrize in 2017. All artwork will be priced at a guaranteed reduced pricing from certified (or established gallery) pricing.

Featured artists include:

  • Phillip Pearlstein (b. 1924)
  • Arthur Dove (1880–1946)
  • Paul Resika (b. 1928)
  • Jane Freilicher (1924–2014)
  • Stanley Lewis (b. 1941)

Together, these artists represent over 100 years of painting. Pearlstein, a highly celebrated painter known for his nude figures and abstract configurations, first arrived in New York City in the 1940s with his friend and roommate, Andy Warhol. He is regarded as one of the most influential figure painters of our time, with work in over 70 public museums.

Collectors Show / FALL 2016 will kick off on September 15 with a VIP Preview, opening to the public on the evening of September 16. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. EST with a reception, and then DJ and drinks will set the tone for the evening from 9:00 p.m.–midnight. The exhibition will also be open to the public on Sunday, September 18 from noon–8:00 p.m. EST. Contact Mike Coleman at mike@secondavearts.com for off-hours appointments.

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