The Top 10 has been announced - did I mention that it's judged American Idol style? Super fun! - and while I haven't seen many of ALL of the entries (there are thousands of total entries), I have seen many in the Top 10. What I love most about ArtPrize is that it's 100% accessible to the public and not at all snooty or overly art-sy. It's just good honest fun and inspiration!
My husband and I had a date night on opening night... here are some of the favorites I saw that night: (iphone photos to follow...)
This was the coolest sculpture... from the side it was several pieces of cut metal...
When you stood directly in front of the piece, it became a woman's face. Isn't this just amazing?
One of my favorites of the evening is this piece made all of red thread... this one is currently in the top ten and deservedly so.
This piece entitled, Cavalry, is showing at the Grand Rapids Art Museum... it was SO busy there, but somehow the crowd split and I got this amazing picture of the artist in front of his piece. Cavalry is a pencil drawing... it's amazingly large.
And here is a close up to get the magnitude of this drawing... look at the detail. Amazing! This piece is in the Top 10 as well.
In the "I want to steal this to take it home" category... this paper cut out wins my vote. This would look amazing in my stairwell. Isn't it so cool? It was rather large... maybe four feet by six feet. I just loved it.
Here's what I wore:
(the crazy stickers on my shirt are from ArtPrize, admission stickers and artist stickers... random, I know)
Necklace, Forever 21
Lace Top, Charlotte Russe (similar)
Zip Ankle Jeans, Forever 21 (similar)
Wedges, Cynthia Vincent for Target (similar)
Purse, Deux Lux (similar)