ArtPrize Highlights

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As ArtPrize is wrapping up and voting closes, take one last look at some of the top picks. Calvin’s art department and its alums has its share in the spotlight; a list below has been compiled of the successes.

Popular Vote
Adam Bock was voted into the top 25 in the 2D category as of Saturday night.
http://www.artprize.org/adam-bock/2014/west-michigan-winter

Rick Beerhost was voted into the top 25 in the Installation category as of Saturday night.
http://www.artprize.org/rick-beerhorst/2014/city-as-muse

Ryan Spencer Reed was voted into the top 20 in the Installation Category, making him a finalist for the Grand Prize.

Nicholas Kroeze (Calvin alum) is part of the team who created The Pond, voted into the top 20 in the 3-d Category, making him a finalist for the Grand Prize.

Carol Roeda was voted into the top 20 in the Time-Based Category, making her a finalist for the Grand Prize.
(see all Grand Prize finalists here http://www.artprize.org/blog/2014-public-vote-final-20)

Juried Awards
Debra VanPoolen was shortlisted for the 2-d Juried Award, making her eligible for the $20,000 2D award, and the Juried Grand Prize.
http://www.artprize.org/lists/list/11098

Detroit Free Press article
(106) Gallery was selected as Best Venue by Detroit Free Press critic Mark Stryker. Big congratulations to Joel Zwart and Sara Bakker for this!

The Rapidian
A short article was written by one of our very own, Lisa VanArragon, for the Rapidian about art and war. It includes a reference to Reed’s installation as well as a project called Fashion Has Heart that links veterans with designers. One of the designers is Calvin alum Joy’l Bowman Verheul.
http://therapidian.org/art-war-artprize-2014

Tim Lowly Programming
A very successful and inspiring lecture and panel with Tim Lowly held at Calvin College.

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