Heidi Sheldon

Heidi is a first-time visitor to ArtPrize in 2018, sharing how she unexpectedly found herself surrounded by art on a quick business trip here in Grand Rapids.

Kyd Kane

Kyd Kane is a spoken word poet from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was the first poet to make the Public Vote Top 20 during ArtPrize Nine with her entry “broke(n)hunger” at UICA.

SLO Architecture

Tuyen Nguyen from Boston, Anna Rose Canzano from Detroit, and Julia Beros from Maryland all traveled to Grand Rapids to assist Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi build their floating sculpture “Harvest Dome 3.0,” which is installed in the Grand River for ArtPrize 10.

Henry Brimmer

Henry Brimmer is an ArtPrize Artist known for taking risks. His wildly ambitious, and sometimes controversial, site-specific installations were often suspended between 17-story buildings. He reflected on his experience executing these projects.

Eva Rocha

Eva Rocha is an ArtPrize Artist reflecting on her experiencing participating in ArtPrize and her first impression of seeing a huge variety art forms displayed in non-traditional, public spaces. 

Julie Schenkelberg

Julie Schenkelberg is a New York based installation artist who has participated in ArtPrize three times with SiTE:LAB, including her 2014 entry “Symptomatic Constant” which won the juried award for Best Installation.

John O'Neill

John O’Neill is the Principal and Creative Director at Conduit, the graphic design and branding studio who has shaped the look and feel of ArtPrize since 2015. 

ArtPrize Staff

The hardworking team behind the scenes at ArtPrize is a dynamic, creative, innovative group of individuals. Here are some of their favorite stories from the past ten years.

Keyon Lovett

Originally from Flint, Michigan, Keyon Lovett has been an artist since his early childhood years. His piece, "Home Sweet Home"—part of "Undocumented/Indocumentado" by Cultura Collective at ArtPrize Nine—was a powerful depiction of the effects of contaminated water supply.