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ArtPrize Holds Volunteer Party, Still Needs More Help

ArtPrize held their Volunteer Kick-Off Rally last night at 55 Campau in downtown Grand Rapids.

The rally was meant as a thank you to current volunteers and also as an opportunity to draw further attention to the need for more volunteers.

About 1,000 total volunteers are needed for ArtPrize.  ArtPrize remains a few hundred short of that goal. 

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Gene Parker
Gene Parker
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ArtPrize Looking For Groups To Volunteer Together

ArtPrize is just a couple of months away.  The competition begins September 19 and runs through October 7, but ArtPrize couldn't happen without the help of hundreds of volunteers.

ArtPrize in now recruiting groups to volunteer together.

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ArtPrize 2012 Finalizes Artists and Entries

It's final, now.  More than 1,500 artists will take part in Art Prize 2012.

Organizers of the international art contest announced the number of artists and the 162 venues that will showcase their works.

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St. Cecilia Music Center
St. Cecilia Music Center
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St. Cecilia Music Center is Musical ArtPrize Exhibition Center

St. Cecilia Music Center announced that they will continue, and enhance their role of music in ArtPrize 2012.

New this year will be five cash prizes given in five different musical genres. St. Cecilia Music Center will be presenting five $2,000 awards, plus prize packages, in the categories of pop/electronic, rock/blues, folk/country, jazz and classical. The winners will be chosen by the popular vote on the ArtPrize website.

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flickr/JodiWilcome
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Art Prize Could be Bigger Than Ever This Year

It's hard to believe, but this year ArtPrize will be four years old.  WOW!

Rick DeVos created the event in 2009, so 2012 will be the fourth ArtPrize.  It has become a spectacular success.  And, this year promises to be bigger than ever

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One Woman Makes A Difference In One West Michigan School

A woman by the name of Chris Willis in Grand Haven read about a sad situation on one of the social media sites.  Instead of thinking to herself, "That's a sad story", she realized that she could do something about it so she did!

Muskegon Heights Edgewood Elementary School were lacking the basic necessities it took for the teachers to do their job

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Art Prize
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Art Prize Makes Changes For 2012

ArtPrize, 2011 was a huge success.  More people were viewing and voting for the art of their choice.  But, as with all events, success doesn't mean sitting still and keeping it "business as usual."  So, ArtPrize organizers announced some changes for the 2012 event.

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Kim Carson Talks To Take Five & Company About Her New Book & Greeting Card Line[video]

If you missed this morning's segment on WZZM 13's Take Five And Company here you go!  Catherine Behrendt invited me on the show to talk about my new book Essence Of  Life along with my greeting card lines The Church Signs Series and The Near Jerusalem Project, being released on November 9th, 2011.  Hope you can join me for the big release party on November 9th, 5:30-7pm at Goei Entrepreneurial

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grNow.com, WZZM 13 And I Take A Look At ArtPrize Like Never Before

There are a lot of things that make ArtPrize work.  Things that you may not even think about.  What if next year during Artprize you and your family hosted one of the many artists that visit our beautiful city

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TEASER From My WZZM13 / grNow.com Segment Sunday Early Morning News

The grNow.com segment I do airs usually on Sunday morning between 7am and 7:30am on the WZZM 13 Sunday Early Morning News with Jennifer Pascua and Aaron Ofseyer.  I am doing a story on the "back story" of ArtPrize.  While everyone is talking about what we did right with Artprize, and what we need to do to make ArtPrize better next year; I wanted to talk to a host family about what the ArtPrize experience was like for them.  What was it like inviting a person you didn't know into your home for about 3 weeks?

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Meet ArtPrize Winner & Creator Of “Crucifixion”, Mia Tavonatti [video]

It is now easy for me to see why, Crucifixion, for Mia Tavonatti!  She IS a walking, talking, miracle who overcame and shows the resiliency of the human spirit to continue to go on.  She understands that there are no coincidences and even the bad stuff can be used for good.  It al

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1st Place ArtPrize Winner Mia Tavonatti’s Mother Died Hours Before Her Win [video]

FOLLOW UP: Mia Tavonatti's mother passed away earlier in the day, hours before she was awarded 1st Place in ArtPrize for her entry Crucifixion. The following video is her talking about her mom's passing and knowing that her mom was there with her last night when she took home 1st Place in ArtPrize!  She also mentions another ArtPrize Juried Winner: Caroline Young of Chicago, Ill. for  "Remember:

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