“Designed to Win”
KCAD is gearing up for ArtPrize 2013!

Designed to Win. Image of the Woodbridge N. Ferris building.
A Piece from Design to Win at KCAD
Piece from Designed to Win at KCAD
A piece from Designed to Win at KCAD
A piece from Designed to Win at KCAD
A piece and the artists from Designed to Win at KCAD
A piece from Designed to Win at KCAD
A piece from Designed to Win at KCAD
Through the Skies for You ArtPrize 2013 Installation by Kevin Cooley and Phillip Andrew Lewis
ArtPrize 2013 Commemorative Poster designed by Square One Design
Image of ArtPrize 2012
The Fed Galleries
Registration volunteers at Kendall
Yard image of oversized fortune cookie fortunes. Text on fortunes vary.

"Designed to Win" is the theme of this year's ArtPrize exhibition at Kendall. Stay tuned to learn more about the exhibition, educational programs, retail, registration and volunteer opportunities!

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"Designed to Win" opens September 3!

The KCAD ArtPrize exhibition, "Designed to Win", opens during regular gallery hours on Sept. 3.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.

ArtPrize begins September 18.

Starting September 18, "Designed to Win" will be open during ArtPrize hours.
Mon. - Sat., 10am - 8pm; Sunday, 10am - 6pm

“So much of the talk surrounding ArtPrize seems to center on how a work of art can be designed to capture the popular vote. I find it an odd idea that art should not appeal to people. I do understand that what one finds appealing will change according to how sensitive one becomes to the nuances of skill, concept, and history. Still, people do queue up at the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa. The Pieta is a work that any viewer can find moving. And the throng around The Scream at MoMa last month was crushing. So what does it mean to create art that finds a wide group of admiring viewers? Who gets to decide what is good art and bad art and why? By mounting an exhibition on the theme "Designed to Win," Kendall will, I hope, create a conversation that is at the heart of this celebration, carnival and sandbox of creativity that we call ArtPrize.”

  • -David Rosen, President, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Be part of the 'Prize!

    Volunteer Today!

    Take part in the excitement and get an insider's view of the newly renovated Woodbridge N. Ferris Building, Kendall, and the inner workings of the ArtPrize experience.

    Registration. Exhibition. Greeters.

    It's all here at Kendall. Sign up now!

    ArtPrize Exhibition Center Information

    Exhibiting Artists

    Beat the crowds! KCAD is opening our doors on September 3 for Designed to Win that includes 9 incredible artists exhibiting in over 3500 square feet of gallery space, and around our campus.

    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.


    Meet the artist Jonathan Brilliant and see his view of public art by discussing his installation pieces "Fields of Fortune", which teaches gratitude in everyday life.

    Find information on Kendall's ArtPrize Education Program page about this year's ArtPrize education series with guest artist Jonathan Brilliant.

    Spark Sessions

    Our Admissions Team will be hosting Spark Sessions: special presentations highlighting KCAD’s diverse programs and course offerings, as well as sharing details on how you can become a KCAD student.

    Kendall ArtPrize Participants

    Kendall students, alumni, faculty, and staff can be found all around Grand Rapids during ArtPrize! Find out who is where, and let us know where you'll be!

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