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Former Math Teacher Wins ArtPrize Pitch Night Minneapolis With Math, Music and Paintings

Artist Emily Lynch Victory was one of five finalists at the fourth annual ArtPrize Pitch Night Minneapolis event, held at the Walker Art Center. She won a $5,000 cash grant and a guaranteed spot on the seventh floor at 200 Ottawa in Grand Rapids during ArtPrize Eight.

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ArtPrize House has Pink Siding Removed [Video]

There have been a handful of ArtPrize entries loved by both art professionals and the public over the years, Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground" is one of those. The entry won the Juried Grand Prize at ArtPrize Seven.

The popular entry has had its pink siding removed.

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Alex Maness via Vimeo
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ArtPrize Pitch Night Winner to Determine if You are Valid in Our Community [Video]

Last night, ArtPrize announced the winner of Pitch Night Durham. Stacey Kirby's “The Declaration Project” / “VALIDnation” took home a $5,000 cash grant and a guaranteed spot at 200 Ottawa for ArtPrize Eight.

Kirby addresses North Carolina House Bill 2 and its effect on the community. Her entry asks people to declare their belongings or share their lifestyle choices to determine if they are valid.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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Familiar Artists, Former Finalist and Duct Tape Coming to Ford Museum for ArtPrize

Artists and venues have begun connecting for ArtPrize Eight in Grand Rapids.

Artist registration will continue through June 2 and the artist/venue connection period lasts through June 16, but we already have an early look at what to expect at ArtPrize.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Announces Jurors for 2016

On Thursday, ArtPrize announced the 2016 panel of jurors that will award the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize and $62,500 in Category Awards at ArtPrize Eight.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Artist Registration Now Open

Artist registration opened at noon today for ArtPrize 2016. Registration for the eighth annual event runs until 5PM on June 2.

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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Michael Loccisano, Getty Images
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ArtPrize Exhibition Will Feature 50 Artists Including Robert DeNiro Sr.

ArtPrize in partnership with Second Ave Arts today announced a three-day exhibition named Collectors Show / SPRING.

Collectors Show / SPRING will be held at the ArtPrize HUB in Grand Rapids from March 31 - April 2.

The show will feature 30 past ArtPrize artists and 20 artists from New York City, including Robert DeNiro Sr.

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ArtPrize and Michigan House Heading to Austin, Texas During SXSW

ArtPrize and Michigan House today announced that the fourth iteration of Michigan House, a roving pop-up space, will serve as a home away from home for Michigan music and a space for discussion during South by Southwest 2016 in Austin, Texas.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Announces New Curatorial Mentorship Program

ArtPrize, today announced a new partnership with New York-based non-profit Independent Curators International (ICI).

ICI will develop and facilitate a three-part Curatorial Mentorship program in Grand Rapids.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize Announces New Grants for Artists Worth $55,000

ArtPrize today announced a brand new grant program for 2016. ArtPrize Featured Public Projects will grant $55,000 directly to artists, ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 per project.

The grants will be given to artists for entries at four ArtPrize venues: Vandenberg (Calder) Plaza, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Grand River and Gillett Bridge.

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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2014 ArtPrize Winner ‘Intersections’ Heading to Boston, Featured by National Geographic [Video]

Anila Quayyum Agha’s "Intersections" won the Public Vote and was co-winner of the Juried Grand Prize at ArtPrize 2014.

The popular entry is heading to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., just north of Boston. "Intersections" was also recently featured by National Geographic. 

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