ArtPrize is already in its sixth year—which means there have already been five ArtPrize Grand Prize winners. What were those winning pieces and where can you see them now?
The ArtPrize 2013 winner was Ann Loveless with her large quilted panorama of a much loved Michigan National Lakeshore. “Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore” is on display at the HUB (41 Sheldon Blvd.) all throughout ArtPrize 2014, this year the HUB hours are Monday thru Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Winner of ArtPrize 2012 was Adonna Khare. The California-based artist flew in for the beginning of ArtPrize 2014 and added to the reinstall of her 2012 winning piece “Elephants” which is also on view at the HUB (41 Sheldon Blvd) throughout ArtPrize 2014, this year the HUB hours are Monday thru Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mia Tavonatti was the ArtPrize 2011 Grand Prize winner with her stained glass mosaic of Christ. “Crucifixion” is currently installed at Cornerstone University at 3000 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids in the Theological Seminary building. Viewing hours for "Crucifixion" are everyday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
“Cavalry, American Officers, 1921” by Chris La Porte was the ArtPrize 2010 winning piece. The 28-foot-wide pencil drawing of a large group of uniformed officers is on display at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids in the lobby of the Grace Hauenstein Library. The piece is available for viewing during regular Library hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – Midnight; Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – Midnight. An Aquinas College campus map can be found online here.
Ran Ortner won the first ever ArtPrize in 2009 with his gigantic oil painting “Open Water #24”. This painting now hangs at downtown Grand Rapid’s restaurant Reserve, an impressive decorative addition to their well-stocked bar. Reserve is open Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m., Fridays 11:30 a.m. – Midnight, and on Saturdays from 2 p.m. – Midnight.
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