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ArtPrize Eight Awards: Winners being announced now

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The winners of the ArtPrize Eight are being announced right now during the annual ArtPrize Awards show at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

The $12,500 category winners are:


Public vote: “Portraits of Light and Shadow” by Joao Paulo Goncalves of Pompano Beach, FL. Displayed at DeVos Place Convention Center

Portraits of light and Shadow Joao Paulo Goncalves
“Portraits of Light and Shadow” by Joao Paulo Goncalves, a two-dimensional entry in ArtPrize Eight displayed at DeVos Place Convention Center.

Juried: “les bêtes” by Isaac Aoki of Grand Rapids. Displayed at City of Grand Rapids Water Building

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“les bêtes” by Isaac Aoki, displayed at the Old City Water Building by the Richard App Gallery on Monroe Avenue NW. (Sept. 27, 2016)


Public vote: Wounded Warrior Dogs by James Mellick of Milford Center, OH. Displayed at Amway Grand Plaza.

Wounded Warrior Dogs by James Mellick
Wounded Warrior Dogs by James Mellick, displayed at Amway Grand Plaza.

Juried: Excavations by William Lamson of New York, NY. Displayed at SiTE:LAB/ Rumsey St. Project.

ArtPrize Eight Excavations by William Lamson
Courtesy photo of Excavations by William Lamson. (ArtPrize, 2016)

>>Watch live: Hear from the artists after their wins

After 19 days, 1,453 entries and 380,119 votes, ArtPrize Eight is handing out $500,000 in prizes during the eighth annual ArtPrize Awards ceremony at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, powered by the DTE Energy Foundation, which is airing live right now on WOOD TV8 and streaming here on woodtv.com. It’s also being carried live on the big screen downtown at Rosa Parks Circle.

>>ArtPrize Eight on woodtv.com: Complete Coverage | Final 20 | Juror’s Shorlist

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