ArtPrize 2012 Top 10 Chart

It was a lovely (and busy!) day at ArtPrize this afternoon, as crowds flocked to Rosa Parks Circle to find out which entries have gotten the highest number of votes to ensure their spots in the Top 10. There was a ton of excitement in the air as people waited patiently, not to mention record-long lines at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (hint: the "member's" line is a lot shorter!)




ArtPrize 2012 Top 10 announcement at Rosa Parks Circle

The scene at Rosa Parks Circle before Rick DeVos announced the top 10 entries

The top 10 are:

"Song of Lift" by Martijn van Wagtendonk

"Life in Wood" by Dan Heffron

"Rebirth of Spring" by Frits Hoendervanger

"Origami" by Kumi Yamashita

"Return to Eden" by Sandra Bryant

"Stick-to-it-ive-ness: Unwavering pertinacity; perseverance" by Richard Morse

"City Band" by Chris LaPorte

"Elephants" by Adonna Khare

"The Chase" by Dennis Harris

"Lights in the Night" by Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson




Birds - Song of Lift by Martijn van Wagtendonk at ArtPrize

"Song of Lift" by Martijn van Wagtendonk, is both in the top 10 by public vote as well as the juror's short list for three-dimensional art.

Several of the top 10 entries are also on the juror's short list. This year artists have a chance to win either by public vote or by a juried awards, which will offer a $100,000 grand prize and then a $20,000 award in each of four categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, urban space and time/performance.


Now that the top 10 have been announced, round 2 voting has begun! You'll have until October 04, 2012 at 11:59pm to cast your vote for the winners. Which piece do you want to win?