ArtPrize 2022 Winners

Special thanks to our sponsors Wolverine Worldwide and Meijer for making the visitor prizes available to artists.

           

 

Juried awards are sponsored by Haworth.

Artist to Artist - $12,500

Winner

Brad and Bryan Caviness, Creation, Destruction, Reflection (DeVos Place)


Juried Award Winners by Category - $10,000 per winner and $2,500 per honorable mention

The juried awards are presented by Haworth

2D

Winner: Harold Allen, ‘For Dorothy Afro Harping’ (DeVos Place)

Honorable Mention: Erica Kuhl, ‘In Bello (In Time of War)’ (Palatte Coffee & Art)

3D

Winner: Mo Jauw, ‘Last’  (Monroe Community Church)

Honorable Mention: Mark Mennin, ‘Embedded’  (Meijer Garden)

Installation

Winner: Maddison Chaffer, Seeking a pleasant peninsula (140 Monroe Center)

Honorable Mention: Brian Whitfield,  Who’s Next (Grand Rapids African American Museum)

Time-Based

Winner: Caren Mueller & Christian Markwart, ‘Fusion’ (Studio Park)

Honorable Mention: Ciara Glass, ‘Ineffable Lypophrenia’ (Rosa Parks Circle)

Digital

Winner: Gary Mesa-Gaido, ‘Derivations of a Gothic Arch Part 2’  (GRCC Paul Collins Gallery)

Honorable Mention: Charles Cusack, ‘Algorithm + You = Art’ (House Rules Lounge)


Visitor Favorite Awards by Category - $10,000 per winner

The visitor favorites are presented by Wolverine Worldwide and Meijer.

2D

Florencia Clement de Grandprey, In My Eyes (DeVos Place)

3D

Kasey Wells, AMERICAN EAGLE (Amway)

Installation

Jennifer Dunahee, Twigg the Forest Dragon (Amway)

Time-Based

Kristen Zamora, Embodied-Healing Through Body Art (The BOB)

Digital

Rob Finch, “Urban Arterials” … brought alive through projection mapping (Ice Castle)


Independent Awards - $5,000 per winner

Presented by The Grand Rapids African-American Arts & Music Festival, West Michigan Asian American Association, and the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. These awards are provided by The City of Grand Rapids.

Contemporary Black Art Award

William Davis, Poetry on Demand (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Asian Art Award

Stacie Tamaki, Sold to Slaughter (DeVos Place)

Artista Latino Award

Florencia Clement de Grandprey, In My Eyes (DeVos Place)


Best Venue

Winner

Monroe Community Church (1020 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)


Early Bird Prize (most favorites by start of ArtPrize) - $1,000

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)


First Favorite Each Day - $250

Unzipped, Unveiling the Ice Castle! by Beau Fairman (Ice Castle)

Sept 15

Kraken Attackin’ by Sharon Vance (Homewood Suites by Hilton)

Sept 16

PAPER IN BLOOM by Amy Hamby (Amway)

Sept 17

Broken Angels by Deanna Morse + Zach + Annerino + McCargar (Gerald R Ford Museum)

Sept 18

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Sept 19

Jake In The Box by Trenton Van Bronkhorst (The BOB)

Sept 20

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Sept 21

Native American Chief by Chris Evans (The B.O.B.)

Sept 22

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

Sept 23

Guardian Angel by David Stricklen (The B.O.B.)

Sept 24

Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)

Sept 25

Self Portrait in Ictal Phase by Lauren Gaunt (The B.O.B.)

Sept 26

Self Portrait in Ictal Phase by Lauren Gaunt (The B.O.B.)

Sept 26

Shock and Awe & United We Stand by Andrew Lee (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Sept 27

Speechless by Liz Wood (Founders Brewing Company)

Sept 28

War of the Gods by Joseph Mayernik (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Sept 29

Manufactured Meadow by Craig Merchant (Gerald R Ford Federal Building US Courthouse)

Sept 30

Home Town Love by Wendy Mutch (AC Hotel)

Oct 1

There’s Always a Bigger Fish by Benjamin Thompson (Plainfield Muffler Man)

Oct 2


First to 100 Favorites - $250

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)


First to 500 Favorites - $500

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)


First to 1000 Favorites - $1,000

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)


Underdog - $250

Besteman’s Triptychs by David Besteman (Lantern Coffee)

Sept 15

On Your Last Day by Amelia Wagenschutz (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Sept 16

Huron View by Alexandra Wheeler (Brush Studio)

Sept 17

Contact by Elliot Johnson (The Mitten Brewing Company)

Sept 18

Lost Dream by Jenna Slayton (The BOB)

Sept 19

Where is my Peace? by Margot Latimer (Rockwell Republic)

Sept 20

The Village by Thomas Ruthven (Char)

Sept 21

Gazelle Sports Downtown Mural by Kristin Zuller (Gazelle Sports)

Sept 22

“The Look” over Larocco’s Leap by Josh Cline (Char)

Sept 23

Holding Pattern by Erin McKenna (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Sept 24

Raven Totem Spirit by George Kleiber (Forty Pearl)

Sept 25

Wild Idea by Nicholas Velkof (Forty Pearl)

Sept 26

Brenda’s Story by Geri Alumit Zeldes (Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center)

Sept 27

MICHIGAN: The Great Divide by Denise Weaver Ross (Fountain Street Church)

Sept 28

Flow of the Universe by Preston Rashkov (Char)

Sept 29

Silver Back Gorilla by Derek Moore (Gita Pita)

Sept 30

It Is What It Is/”Tweet” by Carrie Zimdar (Brush Studio)

Oct 1

The James-Smith-Rider “Black Taurus Rider-Waite” Tarot by Maya James (House Rules Lounge)

Oct 2


Most Favorites Each Day - $1,000

Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)

Sept 15

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

Sept 16

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

Sept 17

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

Sept 18

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

Sept 19

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

Sept 20

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

Sept 21

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Sept 22

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Sept 23

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Sept 24

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Sept 25

Twigg the Forest Dragon by Jennifer Dunahee (Amway)

Sept 26

Twigg the Forest Dragon by Jennifer Dunahee (Amway)

Sept 27

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Sept 28

The Cosmic Portal by Tyler Schrader (City Built Brewing)

Sept 29

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Sept 30

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Oct 1

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Oct 2


Last Favorite Each Day - $250

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Sept 15

BASTET CAT by Sergi Zader (DeVos Place)

Sept 16

Remembrance by Aaron Bull (Has Heart Veterans Memorial Park)

Sept 17

Wall by Mark Chatterley (Grand Rapids Public Museum)

Sept 18

Here I am by Christine Vermeer (Monroe Community Church)

Sept 19

There’s Always a Bigger Fish by Benjamin Thompson (Plainfield Muffler Man)

Sept 20

Manufactured Meadow by Craig Merchant (Gerald R Ford Federal Building US Courthouse)

Sept 21

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Sept 22

All That Jazz by Steven Hauptman (The B.O.B.)

Sept 23

A Mother’s Monet by Jennifer Graves (Le Macaron French Pastries)

Sept 24

Twigg the Forest Dragon by Jennifer Dunahee (Amway)

Sept 25

Twigg the Forest Dragon by Jennifer Dunahee (Amway)

Sept 26

Poetry on Demand – My Poem, Your Topic by William Davis (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Sept 27

The Cosmic Portal by Tyler Schrader (City Built Brewing Company)

Sept 28

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Sept 29

Golden Sunflower Seeds by Maggie Bandstra (DeVos Place)

Sept 30

Fire & Ice by Brian Bartman (Has Heart Veterans Memorial Park)

Oct 1

Light and Death by Chris Land (Johnny Branns Steakhouse and Grille)

Oct 2


West District Top 5 - Week 1 - $500 each

1. Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

2. Shock and Awe & United We Stand by Andrew Lee (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

3. The Last Supper by Mher Khachatryan (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

4. Empress by Migena Furxhi (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

5. Poetry on Demand – My Poem, Your Topic by William Davis (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)


West District Top 5 - Week 2 - $500 each

1. Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

2. Empress by Migena Furxhi (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

3. The Last Supper by Mher Khachatryan (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

4. Shock and Awe & United We Stand by Andrew Lee (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

5. Poetry on Demand – My Poem, Your Topic by William Davis (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)


West District Top 5 - Week 3 - $500 each

1. Empress by Migena Furxhi (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

2. Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

3. The Last Supper by Mher Khachatryan (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

4. Poetry on Demand – My Poem, Your Topic by William Davis (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

5. Another Boring Day by Richard Travis (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)


North District Top 5 - Week 1 - $500 each

1. Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

2. AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

3. Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)

4. Please Don’t Touch the Wildlife by Brad Vanderbrook (Amway)

5. “In My Eyes” by Florencia Clement de Grandprey (DeVos Place)


North District Top 5 - Week 2 - $500 each

1. AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

2. Twigg the Forest Dragon by Jennifer Dunahee (Amway)

3. Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

4. Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)

5. Please Don’t Touch the Wildlife by Brad Vanderbrook (Amway)


North District Top 5 - Week 3 - $500 each

1. AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

2. Twigg the Forest Dragon by Jennifer Dunahee (Amway)

3. Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

4. Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)

5. Please Don’t Touch the Wildlife by Brad Vanderbrook (Amway)


South District Top 5 - Week 1 - $500 each

1. Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

2. Unseen by Faith Garnaat (Compass College of Film and Media)

3. FUSION by Caren Mueller (Studio Park, showings on 9/22 and 9/28 from 7-9:30pm)

4. Effervescence by Molly McCarthy (San Chez Bistro)

5. Ubiquitous # 1 by Gustavo Tovar (Grand Rapids Downtown Market)


South District Top 5 - Week 2 - $500 each

1. Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

2. Unseen by Faith Garnaat (Compass College of Film and Media)

3. The American Eagle by Rashed Taher (Grand Rapids Brewing Company)

4. Waves VII, Haunting II, Muskegon, MI by Thomas Schillaci Jr (Gita Pita)

5. MADE / AGAIN / STONEBROOK / LAUREL / FLORIAN by Swilk (Martin Luther King Park)


South District Top 5 - Week 3 - $500 each

1. Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

2. Unseen by Faith Garnaat (Compass College of Film and Media)

3. Unfinished Projects by Logan Gaastra (Cornerstone Heritage Hill)

4. POP by Edgar Hernandez (Van Andel Arena)

5. evolutionARy by Dean Hunt (ArtRat Gallery)


West District Weekend (F-Sn) Winner - $1,000

Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Week 1

Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Week 2

Empress by Migena Furxhi (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Week 3


North District Weekend (F-Sn) Winner - $1,000

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (Devos Place)

Week 1

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Week 2

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Week 3


South District Weekend (F-Sn) Winner - $1,000

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Week 1

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Week 2

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Week 3


West District Weekday (M-Th) Winner - $500 each

Shock and Awe & United We Stand by Andrew Lee (Gerald R Ford Museum)

Week 1

Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Museum)

Week 1

Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Week 2

The Last Supper by Mher Khachatryan (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Week 2

Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Week 3

Empress by Migena Furxhi (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Week 3


North District Weekday (M-Th) Winner - $500 each

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Week 1

Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)

Week 1

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

Week 2

Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)

Week 2

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Week 3

The Cosmic Portal by Tyler Schrader (City Built Brewing)

Week 3


South District Weekday (M-Th) Winner - $500 each

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Week 1

Unseen by Faith Garnaat (Compass College)

Week 1

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Week 2

Unseen by Faith Garnaat (Compass College)

Week 2

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Week 3

Unseen by Faith Garnaat (Compass College)

Week 3


West District Winner - $1,000

Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Sept 30


North District Winner - $1,000

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Sept 30


South District Winner - $1,000

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

Sept 30


Top Ten Winners Circle - $1,000 each

10. Empress by Migena Furxhi (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

9. The Last Supper by Mher Khachatryan (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

8. Shock and Awe & United We Stand by Andrew Lee (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

3. Twigg the Forest Dragon by Jennifer Dunahee (Amway)

4. Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)

5. Please Don’t Touch the Wildlife by Brad Vanderbrook (Amway)

6. Sisters by Bill Secunda (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

7. “In My Eyes” by Florencia Clement de Grandprey (DeVos Place)

2. Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

1. AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)


Biggest Jump in One Day - $1,000

Twigg the Forest Dragon by Jennifer Dunahee (Amway)


City Top Ten - $500 each

Home Town Love by Wendy Mutch (AC Hotel)

Unseen by Faith Garnatt (Compass College of Film and Media)

Don’t Cry by Brandy Mayweather (The Arts Marketplace at Studio Park)

High Water by Nancy Tobin (ArtRat Gallery)

Sumo Club by Gabriel Unick (City Built Brewing Company)

Unzipped, Unveiling the Ice Castle! by Beau Fairman (Ice Castle)

“In My Eyes” by Florencia Clement de Grandprey (DeVos Place)

Korean Woman in Hanbok – Chris Chonyang Shim (Hopson Flats)

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)

Seeking a Pleasant Peninsula by Maddison Chaffer (140 Monroe Center)


KCAD Top Ten - $500 each

Joni’s Cones by Abigail McDiarmid (Kendall College of Art and Design)

The Threads That Bind Us by Colleen O’Donnell (Kendall College of Art and Design)

Cloud Redux: Silver Lining by Mark Rumsey (Kendall College of Art and Design)

a consciousness preoccupied by memory and expectation by Corey Peeke (Kendall College of Art and Design)

The Emotions by Novali Centellas (Kendall College of Art and Design)

Escapism by Dani F. Hughes (Kendall College of Art and Design)

Marilyn Monroe by William Chatlosh (BIGGYBY COFFEE)

Lost Horizon by Tatsuki Hakoyama (Kendall College of Art and Design)

Sixth Street Bridge by Amy A.E. Russell (Auto Fixit Body Shop)

Through The Veil by Le Tran (Fountain Street Church)


Educational Favorite (.edu emails) - $750

Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)


Film Festival

Joshua Courtade, Carrie and Jess Save the universe! – Feature Film ($750)

24hr Micro Film Challenge – Jerell Miller, A Chip With a Flip – Audience Vote ($250)

Commercial – Scott A Magie, One Life Well Lived – Audience Vote ($250)

Music Video – Daniel Schmidt, Brain on Fire – Audience Vote ($250)


Michigan Artist - $1,500 each

Twigg the Forest Dragon by Jennifer Dunahee (Amway)

Trains and Bridges by Harold Woods (Amway)


USA Artist (non-Michigan) - $1,500 each

AMERICAN EAGLE by Kasey Wells (Amway)

Creation, Destruction, Reflection by Brad and Bryan Caviness (DeVos Place)


International Artist - $1,500 each

Closer look by Natalya Doudell (DeVos Place)

The right to bear cute arms by Junette Bay (DeVos Place)