1,500 artists to show work at this year's ArtPrize

This year's ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids will feature entries from 1,511 artists at 162 venues.
AP Wire
Jun 21, 2012

Details about this fall's installment of the annual art contest were revealed Thursday evening.

Participating artists hail from 56 countries and 45 states.

ArtPrize Executive Director Catherine Creamer said "the numbers really don't matter," and that organizers "are excited about the quality of the work this year."

This year's event is scheduled for Sept. 19 to Oct. 7. Total prize money is $560,000. Some winners are picked by public voting, and other prizes are juried awards.
 

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