chris laporte

And The Winner Of ArtPrize 2011 Is…(or might be)
It's only the first full day of ArtPrize and predicting a winner now is a bit of a stretch, but I'm not going to let that stop me.
A few trends have developed after just two years of ArtPrize.  If we apply these trends to this year's competition, we can make an educated guess…
Former ArtPrize Finalists Return In 2011
With 1,582 entries at ArtPrize 2011, separating yourself from the crowd is one of the keys to success.  One way to get ahead of the pack is to generate a large fanbase before the competition even begins.  Artists who have finished as ArtPrize finalists in the past two years will enter this year's co…
Grand Opening Of ArtPrize Headquarters Is Saturday
ArtPrize starts Wednesday, but the public can get their first look at ArtPrize's new headquarters on Saturday.
The HUB is located at 41 Sheldon in Grand Rapids.  It's the former site of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.  UICA moved to their new locatio…