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ArtPrize 2013 names 17 winners
ArtPrize has spread $560,000 in prize money among the top 10 public-vote entries and seven juried winners of its 2013 competition.
The world’s largest art competition named the winners at the 5th annual ArtPrize Awards on Friday night at city garages 5 and 6.
ArtPrize 2013 drew 1,524 installations by 1,805 artists from 47 countries and 45 U.S. states and territories, with artwork placed in 168 venues.
People cast 446,850 votes for their favorite entries.
Ann Loveless’s “Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore” won the $200,000 grand prize.
The piece is a landscape art quilt of the Lake Michigan shoreline.
It consists of four individual panels depicting a beach scene, which all connect into one large panoramic view.
The piece originally hung inside the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, before being relocated outside the museum for the final days of ArtPrize, due to the federal government shutdown.
Loveless resides in Frankfort.
Carlos Bunga, from Barcelona, Spain, took home the $100,000 Juried Grand Prize for “Ecosystem,” a site-specific architectural intervention at SiTE:LAB @ 54 Jefferson.
The piece utilizes the Public Museum’s original dioramas and showcases.
Bunga uses cardboard and paint to establish new associations, separating certain areas and joining others, so that the new architecture created blends with the old building.
The effect is a new museology, with the painting and color allowing Bunga to unify the whole space and create a unique 360-degree diorama, where the showcases are fully integrated with the surrounding painting.
Top 10 public-vote entries
Grand Prize: “Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore” by Ann Loveless, $200,000
2nd place: “Polar Expressed” by Anni Crouter, $75,000
3rd place: “Uplifting” by Andy Sacksteder, $50,000
4th place: “Dancing with Mother Nature” by Paul Baliker, $5,000
5th place: “Botanical Exotica a Monumental Collection of the Rare beautiful” by Jason Gamrath, $5,000
6th place: “Earth Giant” by Benjamin Gazsi, $5,000
7th place: “Myth-or-logic” by Robin Protz, $5,000
8th place: “Finding Beauty in Bad Things: Porcelain Vine” by Fraser Smith, $5,000
9th place: “Taking Flight” by Michael Gard, $5,000
10th place: “Tired Pandas” by Nick Jakubiak, $5,000
Grand Prize: “Ecosystem” by Carlos Bunga, $100,000
Two-Dimensional: “Europa and the Flying Fish” by Kyle Staver, $20,000
Three-Dimensional: “Through the Skies for You” by Cooley/Lewis, $20,000
Time/Performance: “The Last Post” by Shahzia Sikander, $20,000
Urban Space: “united.states : an everyday people project” by J.D. Urban, $20,000
Venue: Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Sarah Joseph and Michelle Bosak, $20,000 (awarded to curator)
Ox-Bow Residency: “Erase” by Greg Bokor, $20,000