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ArtPrize competition going on road to Minnesota

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — 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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Rick DeVos, founder and chairman of ArtPrize, on Wednesday announced a partnership with Walker Art Center in Minneapolis called ArtPrize Pitch Night.

Following an open call, five artists or curators from Minnesota will compete for $5,000 to install their work at the Gillett Bridge in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The fifth edition of the art competition takes place Sept. 18 to Oct. 6. The competition has $560,000 at stake, including a $200,000 first prize.

The public picks some winners and there also are juried awards. A documentary about the process behind the 2012 Juried Grand Prize also is planned.

Online:

http://www.artprize.org

http://www.vimeo.com/artprize

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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