The winners of ArtPrize Seven were announced tonight at The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

Two $200,000 Grand Prizes were awarded.

The Public Vote winner was Loveless PhotoFiber's "Northwood Awaking." The Jury Award winner is Kate Gilmore's "Higher Ground."

Ann Loveless, the ArtPrize 2013 Public Vote Grand Prize winner for "Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore," returned to ArtPrize Seven alongside husband, Steven Loveless for the collaborative piece "Northwood Awaking".

Grand Prize Juror Dan Cameron talked about the Jury Grand Prize winner "Higher Ground."

Cameron said, “Kate Gilmore’s piece is really kind of magical in a way that we’ve maybe lost sight of. It really can contribute to a shared mythology that we can all unpack. And even though the object isn’t there, we can continue to tell each other the stories about it.”

35,481 visitors cast 422,763 votes at ArtPrize Seven surpassing last year's vote total by about 24,000.

ArtPrize Seven Public Vote Final Results

 

Two-Dimensional: Award presented by Foremost Insurance

1.  "Northwood Awaking" at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, by Loveless PhotoFiber from Frankfort, Michigan -- Won the Public Vote Grand Prize and will take home a total of $200,000

2.  "michigan petoskey stone" at DeVos Place Convention Center, by Randall Libby from Manistee, Michigan

3.   "Triple Play" at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, by Anni Crouter from Flint, Michigan, winner of the 2nd Place $75,000 public vote award at ArtPrize 2013

4.  "In a Promised Land..." at DeVos Place Convention Center, by Shawn Michael Warren from Harvey, Illinois

5.    "As Above" at Grand Rapids Art Museum, by Judith Braun from New York, New York

 

Three-Dimensional

1.   $12,500 winner -- "Greatest Generation/Beta Team/November" at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, by Fred Cogelow from Willmar, Minnesota

2.   "MAYA 7624" at Kendall College of Art & Design / Fed Galleries at KCAD, by Seungmo Park from New Jersey City, New Jersey

3.   "Seasons" at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, by Robin Protz from New Hartford, Connecticut, winner of the 7th Place $5,000 public vote award at ArtPrize 2013

4.   "The Race" at DeVos Place Convention Center, by Kurt Swanson from Grand Rapids, Michigan

5.   "Rolling Down" at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, by Kroeze Krew from Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

Installation: Award presented by Amway

1.    $12,500 winner -- "REACH and SPLASH" at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, by Andy Sacksteder from Port Clinton, Ohio, winner of the 3rd Place $50,000 public vote award at ArtPrize 2013

2.    "TIME & AGAIN Grand Rapids" at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, by Midge Bolt from Pepin, Wisconsin and Doreen Gunnink from Kentwood, Michigan

3.   "Balancing Act" at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, by Calvin Babich from Toledo, Ohio

4.    "SENSI" at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, by Gianluca Traina from Ventimiglia de Sicilia, Italy

5.    "The Grand Rapid Tape Drawing" at TowerPinkster -- Architects | Engineers, by The Tape Art Crew from Providence, Rhode Island

 

Time-Based: Award presented by DTE Energy Foundation

1.    $12,500 winner -- "Whisper" at 250 Monroe, by Emily Kennerk from Zionsville, Indiana

2.    "BREAKTHROUGH" at DeVos Place Convention Center, by Breakthrough Team from Ada, Michigan

3.    "Hometown Hero" at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, by Pamela Alderman from Grand Rapids, Michigan

4.    "Symphony of Gestures" at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, by Sara Dittrich and Benjamin Buchanan from Baltimore, Maryland

5.    "Movement" at Grand Rapids Public Museum, by Craig Merchant from Wyoming, Michigan

ArtPrize Seven Juried Award Winners