The ArtPrize jurors revealed their favorites tonight at the 2014 ArtPrize Shortlist Event.

The announcement took place at the ArtPrize HUB.

Five jurors were each responsible for choosing five finalists in different categories.

The winner of each juried category will be announced at the ArtPrize Awards on Oct. 10 and will take home $20,000. One entry from among those nominated will take home the $200,000 grand prize from the jury.

The short lists had a few surprises, but for the most part, nominations were filled with entries from venues that have had ArtPrize success in the past.

Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) each had selections in four of five categories. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, SiTE:LAB and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) also had multiple nominations.

ArtPrize made adjustments to the public and juried awards this year, making them equal for the first time and opening the door to comparisons.

“This is the first year that we’ll see the public vote mirror the juried awards in a truly parallel way, allowing us to compare side-by-side what the jurors find fascinating to what resonates with visitors,” said Christian Gaines, ArtPrize executive director.

Two-Dimensional, by juror Andrew Russeth

Three-Dimensional, by juror Shamim Momin

Time-Based, by juror Hrag Vartanian

Installation, by juror Ariel Saldivar

Venues, by juror Tumelo Mosaka


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