Ann Loveless’s Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore, a 20-foot-long landscape art quilt of the Lake Michigan shoreline, won first place ($200,000) in the 2013 ArtPrize competition.
ArtPrize is expanding beyond Grand Rapids, Michigan. The five-year-old art competition—a self-described “unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing” affair that is open to any artist and decided by public vote and an expert jury—has inked a three-year charter agreement with a Dallas-based nonprofit to launch ArtPrize Dallas. Carrying on the 19-day format of the original, the Texas version is slated to launch in April 2016. Up to $600,000 in cash prizes and grants (including two $200,000 grand prizes) will be awarded to artists in the competition’s first year. Ariel Saldivar, formerly associate director of the Goss-Michael Foundation, has been tapped as executive director of ArtPrize Dallas.