Local artists enter ArtPrize

The works of 16 Tri-Cities-area residents will be among more than 1,500 entries featured at 174 venues during the 19-day event in Grand Rapids.
Krystle Wagner
Aug 19, 2014


Last year’s ArtPrize attracted a conservative estimate of 400,000 people, said Todd Herring, the event’s marketing and communications director.

The public and a jury will vote for artists in each category consisting of 2-D, 3-D, time-based and installation. Voting begins at noon Sept. 24, and the second round of voting begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 5. The juried awards nominees will be announced Sept. 29.

Winning artists will receive $20,000. The jury will also award a $20,000 Outstanding Venue award. A $200,000 grand prize will be awarded for a public vote and a juried vote.

Winners will be announced at 8 p.m. Oct. 10, and the 2014 ArtPrize wraps up two days later.

Learn more about local residents who have entered ArtPrize 2014 in today's print and e-editions of the Grand Haven Tribune.



I realize I'm probably the only person around these parts that's irritated by articles like this one....

I see "Local Artists Enter Artprize" and I decide to click on it to find out about those artists who are local and entering their work and to see whether or not I may know one of them. But no, what do I find? ANOTHER article where the heading has nothing to do with the content of the article itself. No where in this article is there any mention of local artists, or their submissions to art prize. What we get are the basics of Art Prize itself.

This is like an article entitled "Mrs Brown's Famous Cookie Recipe" which on opening regales us with Mr's Brown's dislike for Winter (the baking season) and shoveling snow!

I realize that quality journalism is mostly dead these days, but is it really too much to ask that the article itself has something to do with the Title of the article? Maybe I just need to find a better venue for my local news and quit complaining about this outfit. You get what you pay for I guess...


Mark Brooky

LTA, may I suggest you subscribe to the Tribune print or e-edition? You can subscribe to the e-edition and get the first two weeks for free. You'll find the signing-up info at the top right of our home page.


Yes Mark, you may suggest that I subscribe, I used to years ago, but given the problems I see here almost daily I'm not sure why I'd want to do so now. Are you telling me that this article has entirely different content if I pay for it?

For the record I occasionally pick up a hard-copy at the corner store if I'm down there for some reason during the afternoon, but I find it frustrating to read as there's no immediate way to give feedback when I find basic spelling and gramar errors, not to mention the occasional upside down picture. :-)

If you really don't understand the point I was trying to make here, then let me know and I'll give it another shot. I guess I don't understand why you'd even bother to publish the article if there's no content related to the heading?

I promise, I won't be quite so grumpy tomorrow.

Mark Brooky

Some don't understand that we are not a government agency, funded by tax dollars; or a nonprofit agency that relies on donations and gifts. The Tribune, like the vast majority of newspapers, is a business. We rely on subscribers and advertisers to create the product you see in print and online every day. I hope you understand that is the reason we simply can't "give away" all of our product for free.

As for the errors, we work very hard not to have those in the paper. But we also publish the equivalent of a book every day, so things do happen.


Duly noted and understood. It's gotta be a rough gig publishing a paper these days.


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