ArtPrize competition going on road to Minnesota

Feb 6, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Detroit News

The annual international ArtPrize competition in Michigan is going on the road to seek pitches from Minnesota artists or curators for a prominent display at this year's event.

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“Employed taxpayer”

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This years event was really lame---I guess all the locals have wised up.
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1960brookwood wrote:
This years event was really lame---I guess all the locals have wised up.
Sorry you feel that way. We had a blast! Speaking for a lot of the locals, we thought it was another great year and we're fortunate to have an event like this to enjoy in Grand Rapids. I guess it's not for everyone, but "really lame"?? The event was better attended and had more artists than any year previous.
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Art prize is ultra lame and I hear its carrying a loss on its books. Imagine that, the richest family in Grand Rapids bankrolls this thing and its losing money each year. Now they have their hands out asking businesses and individuals for money! The whole premise is screwed up on this thing. How many national artists want some stupid blonde-haired family, from fly over country, choosing what the best piece of art is? Last year a piece of art was thrown away in the garbage by an exhibit owner! Only in Grand Rapids would they hold a celebration of art by censoring it! Go ahead and pretend you got something special here, fact is no one outside of Grand Rapids gives a shart!
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Smellmyarts wrote:
Art prize is ultra lame and I hear its carrying a loss on its books. Imagine that, the richest family in Grand Rapids bankrolls this thing and its losing money each year. Now they have their hands out asking businesses and individuals for money! The whole premise is screwed up on this thing. How many national artists want some stupid blonde-haired family, from fly over country, choosing what the best piece of art is? Last year a piece of art was thrown away in the garbage by an exhibit owner! Only in Grand Rapids would they hold a celebration of art by censoring it! Go ahead and pretend you got something special here, fact is no one outside of Grand Rapids gives a shart!
Same troll, different name.
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Same troll, different name.
And ignorant as well. Probably hasn't been to ArtPrize and wouldn't recognize Art if it walked up and slapped them silly!

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Oneal wrote:
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Sorry you feel that way. We had a blast! Speaking for a lot of the locals, we thought it was another great year and we're fortunate to have an event like this to enjoy in Grand Rapids. I guess it's not for everyone, but "really lame"?? The event was better attended and had more artists than any year previous.
The first year WAS a blast. Downtown was packed and venues quite a walk down Monroe were full.
This year the Public Museum was closed and there was nothing past Fountain Street church while the exhibit rooms in the Amway Grand that were full before were empty--where were all these additional artists?
My point is that it has become clear that only a few entrants stand a chance of recovering a fraction of what it costs to attend. Why put yourself out to fill some else's pockets?

Hold on--that is the basic Amway business model--LOL

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<quoted text>And ignorant as well. Probably hasn't been to ArtPrize and wouldn't recognize Art if it walked up and slapped them silly!
In my best Lovey Howell voice--"Anyone who says money can't buy happiness doesn't know where to shop."

Take the first 4 notes of Beethoven's "Fifth" symphony compared to Leonard Skynards "Sweet Home Alabama" and see which is more universally recognizable--and marketable.

Grand Rapids Symphony tickets go unsold @$18--while the cheap seats for Seger start @$67 and go to over $1000.

How dare the unwashed commoner have an opinion about their likes and dislikes.
Smellmyarts

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<quoted text>And ignorant as well. Probably hasn't been to ArtPrize and wouldn't recognize Art if it walked up and slapped them silly!
I live downtown twerp. I see it every year, not my choice. The weather usually stinks and the city becomes infested with annoying women pushing strollers full of little cabbages and pushing their way through exhibits looking for ones that will be "family friendly" or religious in nature. The rest of the country doesn't look at GR as a hotbed of cultural development. It's close minded and extremely conservative. It needs am enema, not some art contest.
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1960brookwood wrote:
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In my best Lovey Howell voice--"Anyone who says money can't buy happiness doesn't know where to shop."
Take the first 4 notes of Beethoven's "Fifth" symphony compared to Leonard Skynards "Sweet Home Alabama" and see which is more universally recognizable--and marketable.
Grand Rapids Symphony tickets go unsold @$18--while the cheap seats for Seger start @$67 and go to over $1000.
How dare the unwashed commoner have an opinion about their likes and dislikes.
Perhaps if they had an opinion and could express it above 4th grade profanity and bullying, people would listen. As for your other comment, not everyone enjoys the symphony and I know a lot of people who wouldn't walk across the street to Seger. I also know just as many people who wouldn't pay what Seger wants for the tickets and frankly, Seger doesn't set the prices, the venues do. And your point is what? That some 6th grader's opinion of Grand Rapids and ArtPrize has more value than the over 100,000 people who come to see it? Whatever.
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Smellmyarts wrote:
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I live downtown twerp. I see it every year, not my choice. The weather usually stinks and the city becomes infested with annoying women pushing strollers full of little cabbages and pushing their way through exhibits looking for ones that will be "family friendly" or religious in nature. The rest of the country doesn't look at GR as a hotbed of cultural development. It's close minded and extremely conservative. It needs am enema, not some art contest.
Then move if you are that unhappy. The only thing an enema would do is flush out people like you who have no respect for themselves, let alone someone else. Hmmmmm, that might not be a bad thing. Of course, if you could figure out where you want to live that would fulfill every single "need" you have or want as the case may be, perhaps you should take yourself there?
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1960brookwood wrote:
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The first year WAS a blast. Downtown was packed and venues quite a walk down Monroe were full.
This year the Public Museum was closed and there was nothing past Fountain Street church while the exhibit rooms in the Amway Grand that were full before were empty--where were all these additional artists?
My point is that it has become clear that only a few entrants stand a chance of recovering a fraction of what it costs to attend. Why put yourself out to fill some else's pockets?
Hold on--that is the basic Amway business model--LOL
Ahhh, your least line tells me all I need to know about where you opinion of ArtPrize derives.
Thanks.
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Feb 18, 2013
 
Smellmyarts wrote:
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I live downtown twerp. I see it every year, not my choice. The weather usually stinks and the city becomes infested with annoying women pushing strollers full of little cabbages and pushing their way through exhibits looking for ones that will be "family friendly" or religious in nature. The rest of the country doesn't look at GR as a hotbed of cultural development. It's close minded and extremely conservative. It needs am enema, not some art contest.
Well it's not the murder capital of the midwest either. You have that honor.

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1960brookwood wrote:
This years event was really lame---I guess all the locals have wised up.
Another year in and further down the toilet--
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Well it's not the murder capital of the midwest either. You have that honor.
Grand Rapids isn't a "capital" of anything in the Midwest. It's nothing more than a resort town filled with people from REAL cities in the summer because the big lake. Without the big lake tourism, Grand Rapids would be even more of a moot Midwest small town.

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