Friday, July 08, 2016

ArtPrize 8 here we come!

Andee (aka ChicNhair) will hit the road in the early fall to be part of ArtPrize 8! Andee will be creating two community murals at one location, The Cottage Bar, and all of the details can be found here.
Whether you can make it up or not, you can vote! Voting could mean prize money for the winning artists, so get ready! Learn how to vote here.

If you would like to keep up with every detail of ArtPrize 8 become a member today!

Of course, you can support Andee, her project which includes travel, painting, photography and film by donating to her CrowdRise campaign here.

Many thanks all for your continued love for community and creativity!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Andee will be part of ArtPrize 8 but I need your support today!

Support Andee at ArtPrize here

What is ArtPrize?

ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition and festival decided equally by public vote and expert jury, today announced the artists and venues slated to participate in the eighth annual event. Concurrently, ArtPrize announced the recipients of $50,000 in Artist Seed Grants, presented by the Frey Foundation, and the launch of a $10,000 CrowdRise Matching Grant Challenge for artists, made possible by the Michigan Lottery. The $500,000 competition will take place once again in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan from September 21-October 9, 2016.
A total of 1,554 artists representing 44 countries and 40 U.S. states submitted 1,453 entries for the eighth edition of the world’s largest art competition. For the 2016 event, Venues have been building more focused and tightly curated exhibitions -- including historically populous venues, as well as four city sites that are now part of the new Featured Public Projects granting program.
“After eight years of the Artist and Venue connections process, Venues are refining the ways they select entries and curate their exhibitions. While this is making the ArtPrize landscape more competitive for artists, it is evidence of a deeper understanding of contemporary art and the curatorial process. Ultimately this improves the visitor experience,” noted Kevin Buist, ArtPrize Director of Exhibitions.
Participating artists’ works, entered under one of four categories -- 2-D, 3-D, Time-Based and Installation -- will be displayed at 171 venues across the three-square mile ArtPrize district. Artists and venues found each other online at and organized their own shows through a collaborative curatorial process.
In the U.S., Midwest states beyond Michigan with the most participating artists include Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota while leading states outside the Midwest include New York, California, Texas, Florida and Colorado.
A complete list of participating artists and venues can be found at
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