• Climbing Vines On Melancholy Walls

    Help create an immersive wall painting at the DeVos Place Convention Center, on show during the ArtPrize Seven 2015 competition.

    Help create an immersive wall painting at the DeVos Place Convention Center.

  • In Her Garden She Glows

    The essence of a woman who understands herself, and her purpose. She radiates confidence and self love. The garden represents peace.

    The essence of a woman who understands herself, and her purpose.

  • A portrait of three great American Leaders done my the hand prints and finger prints of K-10th graders to be shown at ArtPrize 2015!

    "A portrait of three great American Leaders done my the hand prints and finger prints of K-10th graders to be shown at ArtPrize 2015!"

  • Help bring Artist Jaclyn Santos and her series of iPhone-responsive oil paintings to the ArtPrize 2014 international Art competition!

    "Help bring Artist Jaclyn Santos and her series of iPhone-responsive oil paintings to the ArtPrize 2014 international Art competition!"

  • Our video isn't a pitch, it's an online premiere. To show you what we've done, before asking your support for what we're doing now.

    "We're installing a site-specific piece titled respirador (breather) at The Morton (aka SiTE:LAB) for ArtPrize 2014. DITA was given access to this sprawling, historic building in its rawest state, before any other artists installed."

  • I've been selected for ArtPrize 2014 in Grand Rapids, MI. I'll be showing my 3D hanging painting/sculpture Fly at Fifth Third Bank.

    "I've been selected for ArtPrize 2014 in Grand Rapids, MI. I'll be showing my 3D hanging painting/sculpture Fly at Fifth Third Bank."

  • Original art COMES TO LIFE as 700+ metal tiles create movement, light reflection, sound, color intensity in this large scale structure.

    "Original art COMES TO LIFE as 700+ metal tiles create movement, light reflection, sound, color intensity in this large scale structure."

  • Inspired by Van Gogh's The Bridge at Arles, artist Clarissa Karling is painting St. Clair's bridge and needs your pledges$ and votes!

    "Inspired by Van Gogh's The Bridge at Arles, artist Clarissa Karling is painting St. Clair, Michigan's local draw bridge for ArtPrize!"

  • Masks for ArtPrize 2014 for the Grand Rapids Griffins-each mask will represent a different aspect of the team and its players

    "Masks for ArtPrize 2014 for the Grand Rapids Griffins-each mask will represent a different aspect of the team and its players"

  • Naho's latest major handmade Paper Cut Sculpture unveiling at ArtPrize'14, Michigan: Cut from one 3mx3m sheet of Japanese Washi Paper.

    "Naho's latest major handmade Paper Cut Sculpture unveiling at ArtPrize'14, Michigan: Cut from one 3mx3m sheet of Japanese Washi Paper"

  • 11,000 cats produced over 5 years from just two cats! A visual illustration. We're into animal rights, stopping abuse, and cats!

    "Imagine: 11,000 cats produced over 5 years from just two cats! A visual illustration."

  • Donate & receive a beautiful Agim Rudi print to help fund a memorable new sculpture in Grand Rapids for ArtPrize 2014

    "Agim Rudi is a Sculptor and Professor of Art from Kosovo (part of the former Yugoslavia), and in this 3D relief piece he aims to embody the relationship between humans and the space in which they live."

  • Mijimendan vta Ziibi (Remember the River): an interactive artwork that encourages environmental awareness and cultural compassion.

    "Mijimendan vta Ziibi (Remember the River): an interactive artwork that encourages environmental awareness and cultural compassion."

  • photos, nearly the exact same image, taken almost a century apart and then layers them into one image. series of 6 XL canvas prints

    "photos, nearly the exact same image, taken almost a century apart and then layers them into one image. series of 6 XL canvas prints"

  • A photographic narrative of “Treasured” possessions to stir a multitude of emotions for both their owners - and exhibit viewers.

    "A photographic narrative of 'Treasured' possessions to stir a multitude of emotions for both their owners - and exhibit viewers."

  • We are creating a Veggie Oil-powered Tiny Home to take us around the USA, to share our passion with you!!!

    "We travel... A LOT. We are creating a Veggie Oil-powered Tiny Home to take us around the USA, to share our passion with others!!!"

  • An interactive, outdoor, figurative installation inviting visitors to become part of the art through reflection and social media.

    "An interactive, outdoor, figurative installation inviting visitors to become part of the art through reflection and social media."

  • Impermanence. An installation. The blunt truth of humanity and nature. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel will host this work.

    "Impermanence. An installation. The blunt truth of humanity and nature. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel will host this work."

  • An intricately etched, mirrored architectural installation on the Blue Bridge for Art Prize, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    "An intricately etched, mirrored architectural installation on the Blue Bridge for Art Prize, Grand Rapids, Michigan."

  • Rick Beerhorst follows his muse as he paints a portrait of Grand Rapids, a city poised to become a cultural leader of the midwest.

    "Rick Beerhorst follows his muse as he paints a portrait of Grand Rapids, a city poised to become a cultural leader of the midwest."

  • Gon Kirin, a fire-breathing 17,000 lb steel and found object sculpture of the Light Dragon, has been invited to exhibit at Artprize.

    "Gon Kirin, a fire-breathing 17,000 lb steel and found object sculpture of the Light Dragon, has been invited to exhibit at Artprize."

  • The emerging beauty of six girls is captured in "Metamorphosis," a photographic story of hauntingly peaceful fairies in nature.

    "The emerging beauty of six girls is captured in "Metamorphosis," a photographic story of hauntingly peaceful fairies in nature."

  • Hydro-Anthem will span the length of the Blue Bridge, creating a unique, immersive experience of color, light and shadow.

    "Hydro-Anthem will span the length of the Blue Bridge, creating a unique, immersive experience of color, light and shadow."

  • A dynamic exhibit of photography and poetry examining Detroit's place in the world and going beyond headlines to illuminate the people.

    "A dynamic exhibit of photography and poetry examining Detroit's place in the world and going beyond headlines to illuminate the people."

  • After successfully "climbing" 74 Garfield Building, Detroit, Melanie Manos has high hopes to climb Site:Lab/54 Jefferson, Grand Rapids.

    "After successfully "climbing" 74 Garfield Building, Detroit, Melanie Manos has high hopes to climb Site:Lab/54 Jefferson, Grand Rapids."

  • For ArtPrize 2013 I'm creating my largest reductive sculpture yet!

    "I begin with an existing object and remove material, thinning parts of it down. This series of work is born out my desire to touch what's beyond the physical and reveal some of it's nature."

  • I want to print large scale patterns in exterior urban spaces to create beauty, inspiration and architectural interest

    "I want to print large scale patterns in exterior urban spaces to create beauty, inspiration and architectural interest."

  • A large-scale memorial art piece honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy to be exhibited at ArtPrize 2013.

    "A large-scale memorial art piece honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy to be exhibited at ArtPrize 2013."

  • An intimate collection of hand printed linoleum & intaglio prints based on a Xhosa Proverb, "People are people through other people"

    "An intimate collection of hand printed linoleum & intaglio prints based on a Xhosa Proverb, 'People are people through other people'"

  • An installation of 12 silk organza dresses that characterize identity through construction and use of found ephemera.

    "An installation of 12 silk organza dresses that characterize identity through construction and use of found ephemera."

  • Help me get my work to ArtPrize! 5 in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

    "Throughout my life I have struggled with mental illness and when I was a teenager I had a horrible experience while a patient in a psychiatric facility. Much of the work I have made has been an attempt to come to terms with that experience and it's ramifications."

  • Interactive sculpture meant to inspire and challenge one’s position pertaining to the relationship between artist, artwork and viewer.

    "Interactive sculpture meant to inspire and challenge one’s position pertaining to the relationship between artist, artwork and viewer."

  • I am raising funds to complete and transport a sculptural installation for Art Prize 2013 at UICA in Grand Rapids, MI.

    "Discern is an installation utilizing sculptures of luggage, ladders, rotary telephones and railroad push carts along with suspended ladders and telephone handsets sculpted from reclaimed wood."

  • I need help for framing and transporting seven drawings to Artprize, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    "My passion is drawing, painting and photography. My mediums are charcoal, pastel, ink and acrylic. About two years ago I began a series of self-portraits. The next logical step is to exhibit them."

  • This unique interactive art piece showcases the faces, hopes, and fears of 250 kids aged 6-18. I will be showing it at ArtPrize 2012

    "This unique interactive art piece showcases the faces, hopes, and fears of 250 kids aged 6-18."

  • daring, imaginative, different.. -- my 2012 ArtPrize project hangs 175 ft from the ground...

    "I'm interested in site-specific projects. So this project, which started as a tight-rope walker and morphed into the figure defying gravity, occurred to me while walking around the Grand Rapids downtown during last year's ArtPrize."

  • A life size sculpture of a T-rex skeleton honoring the human spirit to survive. It will appear at ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, MI.

    "A life size sculpture of a T-rex skeleton honoring the human spirit to survive. It will appear at ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, MI."

  • art installation at The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids, MI for ArtPrize 2012 that will subsequently be displayed in the San Francisco Bay Area

    "Perpetual Wonder is an interactive kinetic sculpture, approximately 9 feet wide by 15 feet high, featuring the two images... Viewers are welcome to set the panels in motion by gently pushing on them."

  • Art is 16' x12' and will be exhibited downtown GR for Artprize 2012. This project needs funding to pay for construction and printing.

    "I have a great location, but to ensure that my work is seen, I absolutely have to go big. The art will be printed at 12' x 16,' and easily visible from the busiest part of downtown."

  • Eco-Flamenco is a couture fashion sculpture made from trash in a participatory public art performance during ArtPrize 2011.

    Eco-Flamenco is a "lavish dress will be covered in thousands of “ruffles” made from circles cut from cereal boxes that are painted various shades of red with reclaimed acrylic house and artists paints."

  • Viewers witness and participate in plant growth, while simultaneously experiencing the natural change and descent of clay graffiti.

    "Nebula combines community and installation to create a growing, expanding art piece. There are four parts to the installation: the clay graffiti, the growing containers, the seed balls, and the return to nature."

  • We will create a 95’ long and 22’ 5” tall wall drawing in the Ramp Project Space of the UICA during the ArtPrize® festival.

    "The Screwed Arts Collective will ... create a 95’ long and 22’ 5” tall conversation in the Ramp Project Space of the UICA. The purpose ... is to create a unique dialogue with the community ... while at the same time, exposing the process of how art is created to the masses."

  • My public art installation Prayer Flags - Breath has been invited to be part of ArtPrize 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    "Prayer Flags - Breath is a public art installation of hand-pulled block prints on hand-painted cotton cloth. Inspired by traditional Tibetan prayer flags, abstract images of lungs represent the breath, the basis of all prayer."

  • Artist Tracy Van Duinen and his team will work with 15 student apprentices from WMCAT on a 2,400 square foot multi-media mural.

    Tracy Van Duinen is creating "MetaPhorest," a 2,400 square foot multimedia mural that will be entered in the ArtPrize 2011.

    Van Duinen won second place in ArtPrize 2009 with his mosaic mural Imagine That! on the Grand Rapids Children's Museum.

  • Spire, a monumental site-specific installation in Grand Rapids, MI for ArtPrize 2011.

    "Alois Kronschlaeger will be creating a new, site-specific work entitled, Spire, encompassing three floors of an abandoned commercial building in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of ArtPrize 2011."

  • "Made in America" is a cast iron map of the 48 contiguous states of America. Each state is an individually functional skillet .

    A map of all 50 states made of cast iron skillets. The video makes Alisa's casting process look dangerous and really awesome!

  • This mural depicts the difficulties we face as a society in trying to balance our need for energy with concerns over the environment.

    James created a massive painting for ArtPrize, 11 x 20 feet! He needs help transporting it from New York to Grand Rapids. Back him and you'll get a limited giclee print.