The installations now proceed to the second round of voting in the world's largest art competition.
More than 43,000 voters contributed nearly 430,000 votes for artists' installations during the first round of ArtPrize 2013. This is ArtPrize's largest voter base ever.
Finalists include (in alphabetical order):
Paul Baliker- "Dancing with Mother Nature"- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Anni Crouter- "Polar Expressed"- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Jason Gamrath- "Botanical Exotica a Monumental Collection of the Rare and Beautiful- Grand Rapids Art Museum
Michael Gard- "Taking Flight"- DeVos Place Convention Center
Benjamin Gazsi- "Earth Giant"- Grand Rapids Public Museum
Nick Jakubiak- "Tired Pandas"- The B.O.B.
Ann Loveless- "Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore"- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Robin Protz- "Myth-or-Logic"- Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Andy Sacksteder- "Uplifting"- Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Fraser Smith- "Finding Beauty in Bad Things: Porcelain Vine- DeVos Place Convention Center
Finalist Benjamin Gazsi said: "I'm 24. It's been difficult balancing work and school, but they've been very supportive at my university. "
Fraser Smith is just thrilled to be considered: "I feel like I already won, getting in top ten is just a fantastic thing."
Andy Sacksteder hopes to win so he can move into a real studio. "I actually made this in my garage so for people to actually see your work is really nice," he said.
Round two of voting will close at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Rather than having unlimited votes, participants are limited to one vote for one of the 10 finalists.
To see the top 10, CLICK HERE.