Grand Prize

Public Vote Grand Prize $200,000

A. Lincoln

Richard Schlatter

A. Lincoln is a large-scale, representational portrait of the entitled US president, created using 24,000 individual pennies that range in date from 1909, the first year the Lincoln cent was produced, to 2017, earning a petina of a wide variety of colors as they circulated for decades through the US currency system - touching the hands and lives of millions.

Shown at
Amway Grand Plaza
Art Form
2-D
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Jurors’ Grand Prize $200,000

Jurors: Gaëtane Verna, Christopher Scoates and Gia Hamilton

The Heartside Community Meal

Seitu Jones

Jones united over 250 local community members at a 300’ long table in Heartside Park for a healthy, locally-grown meal — revealing the food rituals of the cultures that gave birth to our diverse population.

Shown at
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Art Form
Time-Based
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Two-Dimensional

Two-Dimensional Public Vote Award $12,500

A. Lincoln

Richard Schlatter

"A. Lincoln" is a large-scale, representational portrait of the entitled US president, created using 24,000 individual pennies that range in date from 1909, the first year the Lincoln cent was produced, to 2017, earning a patina of a wide variety of colors as they circulated for decades through the US currency system - touching the hands and lives of millions.

Shown at
Amway Grand Plaza
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Sofía Draws Every Day: Years 2, 3, and 4

Sofía Ramírez Hernández

Ramírez Hernández presented three years of her life in uncut detail with 1,096 daily drawings hung in a billboard-sized grid, organized in 7 rows - one for each day of the week. The drawings range from self-portraits to humorous quotes, from fantastical cartoons to confessional text.

Shown at
Cultura Collective at Rumsey Street
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Two-Dimensional Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Miranda Lash

Three-Dimensional

Three-Dimensional Public Vote Award $12,500

Lux Maximus Fused Glass, Copper, Bronze and Metal

Daniel Oropeza

Oropeza created this work with infused glass, copper, bronze and metal. The structure is sculpted first, then the copper is hand cut, with designs on every piece. The glass is then poured onto the copper, and shaped to fit before it cools.

Shown at
Grand Rapids Public Museum
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Three-Dimensional Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Rachel Adams

Flint

Ti-Rock Moore

“Flint” speaks out against the mismanagement of the water crisis in Flint; the brown water constantly flowing from the water fountain signals the ongoing situation in the majority black town and the extreme limitations placed on communities of color.

Shown at
Fountain Street Church
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Time-Based

Time-Based Public Vote Award $12,500

Red Dirt Rug Monument

Rena Detrixhe

200 gallons of sifted earth, 200 hours of careful labor and hundreds of soles of shoes went into this intricate ephemeral carpet of soft red dust. This work embodies the complicated history of our relationship to nature, particularly in Detrixhe's state of residence, Oklahoma.

Shown at
Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids
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Time-Based Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Scott Stulen

Red Dirt Rug Monument

Rena Detrixhe

200 gallons of sifted earth, 200 hours of careful labor and hundreds of soles of shoes went into this intricate ephemeral carpet of soft red dust. This work embodies the complicated history of our relationship to nature, particularly in Detrixhe's state of residence, Oklahoma.

Shown at
Western Michigan University - Grand Rapids
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Installation

Installation Public Vote Award $12,500

Oil+Water

Ryan Spencer Reed & Richard App

The photograph "Oil+Water" was taken by Ryan Spencer Reed at the 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline protest in North Dakota. It is a large, lyrical monochromatic image tarnished to create the illusion of an oil-slick on the surface of the Grand River.

Shown at
Grand River
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Installation Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Anila Quayyum Agha

Society of 23's Locker Dressing Room

Jeffrey Augustine Songco

Songco explores the history and use of the GayGayGay robe in its context within the walls of a meticulously created Locker Dressing Room for the Society of 23 brotherhood. The installation combines two sites of social engagement – a sports team locker room and a backstage theater dressing room - describing a complex definition of American masculinity.

Shown at
the city water building by the richard app gallery
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Outstanding Venue

Outstanding Venue Juried Award $12,500

Juror: Larry Ossei-Mensah

The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, Kendall College of Art and Design

The Fed Galleries @ KCAD's ArtPrize Nine theme was "Society of Spectacle," questioning the influence of spectacular images and experiences on our lives and examining how artificial reality has been modeled so well that we just mirror the map before us without defining the real experience.

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