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ArtPrize 2013 names 17 winners

October 7, 2013
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ArtPrize 2013 names 17 winners
“Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore,” a four panel landscape quilt by Ann Loveless of Frankfort, is the public-vote winner of ArtPrize 2013. Photo via

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.

Public-vote winner

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.

Juried winner

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

Juried winners

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

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