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Welcome to your ArtPrize DAILY. The ArtPrize DAILY exists to keep you in the loop—delivering the ArtPrize scoop to your inbox every morning during the 19-day event. It's a one-stop info package, offering a concise recap on the previous day's events, a look forward to the day ahead, and handy tips to help you make the most of your visit.

ArtPrize Seven is almost over and last night ten artists were crowned the winners of the annual, 19 day competition. Higher Ground by Kate Gilmore of New York took home the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize and Loveless PhotoFiber -- a collaboration between 2013 Grand Prize winner Ann Loveless and her husband Steve Loveless of Frankfort, Michigan -- took home the $200,000 Public Vote Grand Prize for Northwood Awakening. See the full list of winners here.


ArtPrize exhibiions will remain open until 6 p.m. tomorrow! Head out and see those entries you missed, and revisit your favorites before then!

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Nicole Caruth, artistic director for exhibitions and public engagement at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, visited ArtPrize -- in an insightful blog post at artprize.org she delves into some of the issues and the triumphs of ArtPrize through the years. 

"Seven years ago, I couldn’t have imagined some of the experiences I’ve had this year, such as viewing works by the internationally recognized African American artist John Bankston while coincidentally standing next to a black family of five at the Grand Rapids Art Museum; or sitting down in The Hub to listen to an all black panel of artists and critics address the role of art in contemporary social justice efforts."  Read the full blog post here.


Well done to Maggie Bandstra for winning the Honda Design & Drive Competition -- the voting public liked Maggie's Honda design the best and she has been awarded a two year lease on a brand new Honda Civic.



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