ArtPrize Nine names winners
ArtPrize Nine has named its winners and awarded $500,000 in prizes.
The top-two winners, one based on public vote and one based on a juried vote, were each given $200,000.
Richard Schlatter of Battle Creek received the public vote grand prize for “A. Lincoln,” a portrait of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln made from pennies. The portrait is 8-feet wide by 12-feet high and contains more than 24,000 pennies.
There were 384,053 public votes cast between Sept. 20 and Oct. 5.
Seitu Jones of St. Paul, Minnesota received the juried vote grand prize for “The Heartside Community Meal,” an event that included more than 250 local residents at a 300-foot-long table in Heartside Park for a meal made with locally grown foods.
ArtPrize jurors this year included Gaëtane Verna, director of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Christopher Scoates, director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum in Detroit, and Gia Hamilton, director at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.
Besides the grand-prize winners, ArtPrize named winners in five categories, each receiving $12,500.
Public vote: “A. Lincoln” by Richard Schlatter from Battle Creek
Juried vote: “Sofía Draws Every Day: Years 2, 3, and 4” at Cultura Collective at Rumsey Street, by Sofía Ramírez Hernández from Grand Rapids
Public vote: “Lux Maximus Fused Glass, Copper, Bronze and Metal” by Daniel Oropeza from Costa Mesa, California
Juried vote: “Flint” by Ti-Rock Moore from New Orleans
Public and juried vote: "Red Dirt Rug Monument” by Rena Detrixhe from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Public vote: “Oil+Water” by Ryan Spencer Reed from Ludington and Richard App from Grand Rapids
Juried vote: “Society of 23's Locker Dressing Room” by Jeffrey Augustine Songco from Grand Rapids
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