ArtPrize top 20 voted on by public announced

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The top 20 art pieces as selected by the general public casting votes was announced Saturday.

A total of 1,453 pieces were submitted to be a part of ArtPrize Eight and now a top 20 has emerged.  The pieces are split into four categories: Two-DImensional, Three-Dimensional, Installation and Time-Based.  Each category will have a $12,500 winner.  One artist will eventually take the $200,000 grand prize in the 2016 public vote.

Voting for this round closed at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.   ArtPrize says there was 31,744 visitors that cast 336,334 votes in this portion of the contest.

Check out all of the pieces that made the Top 20 below: 

Two-Dimensional Public Vote Award is presented by Foremost Insurance.


  • VICTORY at Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown & Jam’n Bean Coffee Company at the Waters Center by THE CHAIRMen from Centennial, CO
  • Wounded Warrior Dogs at Amway Grand Plaza by James Mellick from Milford Center, OH
  • Imagine If at Amway Grand Plaza by Robin Protz from New Hartford, CT
  • Invasive Species at Barnes & Thornburg LLP by Shiny Seed from Ann Arbor, MI
  • One Thousand Shacks at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) by Tracey Snelling from Oakland, CA


Installation Public Award is presented by Amway.


Time-Based Public Vote Award is presented by DTE Energy Foundation.
  • Sweeper’s Clock at Grand Rapids Art Museum by Maarten Baas from Den Bosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
  • Hoot at Courtyard Marriott Downtown by Laurel Bahe from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Higher Ground at Grand Rapids Art Museum by Hillerbrand+Magsamen from Houston, TX
  • Emoh: sculpture / time capsule & temporary home at Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream @ McKay Tower- Rosa Parks by Loren Naji from Cleveland, OH
  • Trout Bike at Peppinos Pizzeria & Sports Grille by Andrew Rockwood from Traverse City, MI

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