ArtPrize 2014 is a success!

View of gallery with The Hair Project by Sonya Clark in the foreground, and gallery visitors in the background.
Detail of Grow in Light by Wendy Kawabata
Detail of Live Free or Die by Dan Tague
View of Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project by Mel Chin
Detail of The Hair Project by Sonya Clark
View of main gallery, showing Capitalism by Steve Lambert and Unretrospective by William Powhida
I AM: Money Matters KCAD/ArtPrize 2014

Read more about the incredible impact of the I AM: Money Matters exhibition here.

"I AM: Money Matters"

on the Jurors' Short List for Outstanding Venue!

Going beyond conventional explorations of identity, I AM is a three-part exhibition series that deftly walks the tension between internal and external perceptions of self. The first installment, Money Matters—KCAD's 2014 ArtPrize exhibition—raises bold questions about currency, consumption, and value in exploring their influence on human beings, our emotions, and our understanding of the world around us.

Stay tuned to learn more about the exhibition, educational programs, retail, registration and volunteer opportunities!

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ArtPrize Hours, September 24–October 12

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm | Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Be part of the 'Prize!

Be A Volunteer!

Take part in the excitement and get an insider's view of the ArtPrize experience. We have opportunities to volunteer in registration, the exhibition, and greeting guests. It's all here at KCAD, and it's your help that makes it great! Sign up here.

Operation Paydirt: Grand Rapids

Operation Paydirt​ invites the people of Grand Rapids to join the 450,000 who have participated in the Fundred Dollar Bill Project! Through creative expression, we can invest in the solution to lead poisoning. Be represented during ArtPrize—and make a difference. More info here.

ArtPrize Exhibition Center Information

ArtPrize Education Programs

Learn all about the exciting education opportunities offered by KCAD, based on the theme "Don't Look Down on Anyone," here.

Art21+ArtPrize+KCAD+GRAM Educator Workshops

ART21, the chronicler of contemporary art and artists, has partnered with ArtPrize, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University to offer two workshops for educators on Saturday, October 4. Each will focus on the themes and methods of artists participating in ArtPrize 2014, as well as those of artists featured in ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7. Click link above for more information.

Family Tours

Take part in an hour-long gallery tour led by Kendall College of Art and Design faculty through the KCAD ArtPrize exhibit. The art will be used as a springboard to introduce some of the concepts behind contemporary art. The tours are designed for adults and families with upper elementary-age children. Walk-ins are welcome. Meet at the entrance to The Fed Galleries, in KCAD's Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, 17 Pearl St. NW.

Tours offered:
  • Saturday, September 27, 11:00 AM—Led by Sara Idziak
  • Saturday, September 27, 3:00 PM—Led by Jordan Fenton
  • Monday, October 6, 6:00 PM—Led by Laura Whatley
  • "Money Matters" Artists

    In addition to being named a finalist for the Outstanding Venue Juried Award, four of KCAD's exhibiting artists have been named to the Juror's Short List in their categories. Learn more about the artists and works exhibiting at KCAD here.

    Wendy Kawabata

    Grow In Light

    Steve Lambert

    Capitalism Works for Me Juror's Short List—Time-Based

    Denis Beaubois

    Currency—The Division of Labor

    William Powhida


    Dan Tague

    Live Free or Die

    Maximo Gonzalez

    Tengo Hambre Juror's Short List—3D

    Sonya Clark

    The Hair Craft Project Juror's Short List—2D

    Mel Chin

    Operation Paydirt: Grand Rapids Juror's Short List—Time-Based

    Register to Vote

    Create an account at, then visit the Registration and Retail center on the first floor of the Woodbridge N. Ferris building (17 Pearl) to complete the quick voter registration process.

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    KCAD ArtPrize Participants

    KCAD students, alumni, faculty, and staff can be found all around Grand Rapids during ArtPrize! Go here to find out who's showing where, and let us know where you'll be!

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