Saturday, October 5, 2013

An event in Grand Rapids: ART PRIZE 2013 Top 10 (Original)

   Before the winning places were announced and prize money was given away there was a top 10. They all worked hard on their pieces for ArtPrize to make it to the final stage. The biggest award was the 1st place prize of $200,000. However, the other nine place holders received hefty sums as well. The 2nd place prize was a cash reward of $75,000. 3rd place was awarded $50,000. While those in 4th - 10th place each received $5,000. I got a chance to speak with the top 10 finalist two days before the winners were announced and asked them about their inspirations, time duration of their projects and their plans if they were to win first place.

 "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore"

 Artist: Ann Loveless

" Polar Expressed"

 Artist:Anni Crouter


Artist:Andy Sacksteder

" Dancing Wiith Mother Nature"

 Artist:Paul Baliker

" Botanical Exotica a Monumental Collection of the Rare beautiful"

  Artist:Jason Gamrath

" Earth Giant"

Artist:Benjamin Gazsi

  " Myth-or-Logic"

 Artist:Robin Protz

   " Finding Beauty in Bad Things: Porcelain Vine"

  Artist:Fraser Smith

   " Taking Flight"

 Artist:Michael Gard

" Tired Pandas"

  Artist:Nick Jakubiak

The winners of ArtPrize 2013 from 1st to 10th place:

  • 1st place: Ann Loveless "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore"
  • 2nd place: Anni Crouter "Polar Expressed"
  • 3rd place: Andy Sacksteder "UPlifting"
  • 4rth place: Paul Baliker "Dancing Wiith Mother Nature"
  • 5th place: Jason Gamrath "Botanical Exotica a Monumental Collection of the Rare beautiful"
  • 6th place:  Benjamin Gazsi  "Earth Giant"
  • 7th place:  Robin Protz "Myth-or-Logic"
  • 8th place: Fraser Smith "Finding Beauty in Bad Things: Porcelain Vine"
  • 9th place: Michael Gard "Taking Flight"
  • 10th place: Nick Jakubiak "Tired Pandas"

Congratulations to all the winners.

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