2013 Art Prize

I know Grand Rapids isn’t considered part of Torch Lake…

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or even Northern Michigan for that matter, but I spent a lovely day there this week viewing art from all over the world, including dozens of pieces by Northern Michigan artists.

You say you don’t know what Art Prize is…or you’ve never been…

Click below for the short & sweet version.

http://www.artprize.org/about

Here are some numbers from this year’s Art Prize along with the Top Ten contenders for the popular vote prize.

1524 = number of entries this year

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This guy sits outside by the river waiting for a bite.

1812 = number of artists participating

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A colorful quilt carved from Basswood…hard to believe!!!

169 = number of venues

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Another Top Ten…carved entirely from wood.

19 = number of days of Art Prize

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Made from suspended “spools” of plastic.

45 = number of states represented

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Life size bronze sculpture set in a water garden.

47 = number of countries represented

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She floats, twinkling in the air.

8 = number of Michigan artists in the top 25

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He’s made entirely from old tires & other recycled materials.

3 = number of Michigan artists in the top 10

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Gorgeous glass flowers…larger than life.

1 = number of Northern Michigan artists in the top 10

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Northern Michigan quilter…Ann Loveless.

200,000 = number of dollars awarded to both the popular vote winner & the juried art winner

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One of a trio of unbelievable paintings of polar bears.

It’s not too late to go or to vote for the winner! This year’s Art Prize runs through Oct. 6th. If that doesn’t fit into your schedule, next year Art Prize will be held September 24th through October 12th – so mark your calendar.

Me…I’ll leave you with one more of MY Top Ten picks!!!DSCN2378

About Diane

a long time lover of all things aquatic...swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling...if it involves water...I'm in. Add traveling, snowshoeing in the winter, gardening in the spring, & lots of fresh air & sunshine. Blend with cooking, crafting, great friends & my Border Collie Zack. Toss in some sweet beekeeping. Mix in a couple of great books, my camera, clean notebook paper, & a cool pen & you pretty much have a picture of me. My friends tell me I should also add..."once a teacher...always a teacher".
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3 Responses to 2013 Art Prize

  1. Meredith Grider says:

    Thank you so much Diane. I am totally taken with this unbelievable show and wish I could see it in person but since I have never been and may never get to attend I am really grateful for these exceptional pictures. Thank you, thank you. Meredith

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  2. Maureen says:

    Amazing art! I want to go next year!

  3. Great pictures! I’ve been twice and hated to miss it this year! Thanks for sharing!

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