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ArtPrize front runners taking shape
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Some of the ArtPrize front-runners are taking shape.
Monday night, jurors announced their short lists in 5 categories, each with a $20,000 prize on the line.
4 of the artists in the running are from West Michigan.
Grand Rapids artist Rick Beerhorst's entry, "Painting," is on the two-dimensional list.
There are no local artists on the 3-D list.
Grand Rapids group Dance The Annex's entry, Angle of Repose, which you can see at Site Lab, is on the short list for time and performance pieces.
Fellow Grand Rapids artist Deanna Morse is also vying for the top spot in that category with her entry, "Whispers of the Prairie."
And Grandville artist David Kail's giant toy-dispensing machine, called "Egg Prize," made the short list for use of urban space.
Best venue is also a juried prize category.
Tuesday at noon, ArtPrize will launch live lists of the top 25 to 100 trending installations.
The lists will change every 3 to 5 minutes depending on public vote.
To see the full short lists, click here.