KCAD ArtPrize Participants

KCAD is all over ArtPrize!

KCAD students, alumni, faculty and staff are participating in ArtPrize all around the city! In addition to displaying art, KCAD participants can be seen curating, demonstrating, educating and writing. Scroll down for details.

Want to be on the list? Send your name, KCAD affiliation, title of artwork, venue, link to artprize.org artist page and a small image of your work here to be included! If you're not showing artwork but are participating in some other way, we'd love to hear about that, too!

Artists

Alphabetical by last name

A-H


Ralph Annunziata
Continuing Studies Instructor
3Kings
Old World Olive Co.

Javon Borst
Alumnus
Remembering Peace
St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Yvette Cummings
Alumna
December
St. Marks

Diane Carroll Burdick
Continuing Studies Instructor
The Pulse of the City
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

Patricia Constantine
Faculty
Still Life
The B.O.B.

Joseph DeCommer
Student
The Last Supper
Pyramid Scheme

Anna Donahue
Student
Sunday Afternoon in West Michigan
Panera Bread – downtown Grand Rapids

Dorothy Dorney
Continuing Studies Instructor
GR MoonShine
50 Monroe

Amy Etrheim
Student
Tiny
Holiday Inn – downtown Grand Rapids
Conor Fagan
Alumnus
Rapid Permutations
Palatte Coffee and Art

Michi Farias
Student
Amalgamate
Palatte Coffee and Art

InSoon Felch
Continuing Studies Instructor
Search for Healing
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Nuel Friend
Continuing Studies Instructor
Oo-Topos
The Harris Building

Nolan Gapske
Student
The Geometric Series
Palatte Coffee and Art

David Gianfredi
Faculty
Alex
The B.O.B.

Damian Goidich
Faculty
Baba’s Borscht
Grand Rapids Art Museum

David Greenwood
Professor Emeritus
Seadpod 11 (Spike)
The B.O.B.
John Hayes and Serita Crowley
Facilities, Yo-Chef Cafe
Rainbow (musical entry)
St. Cecilia Music Center

Kate Hill
Student
16th Avenue
The B.O.B.

Dean Hunt
Alumnus
Class is in Session
The Harris Building

J-Z


Salvador Jiménez
Staff
I Am Not Who You Think I Am
Grand Rapids Art Museum

Robert Sparrow Jones
Faculty
The Research Vessel
Collins Art Gallery - Grand Rapids Community College
Dorothy Kane
Continuing Studies Instructor
11,000
Spectrum Health

Pamela Kirkham
Alumna
Fight or Flight
Bridgewater Place

Justin La Doux
Alumnus
kNights Watch
Gerald R Ford Presidential

Sarah Lowthian
Faculty
Poison
Collins Art Gallery – Grand Rapids Community College

Linda Manguiat-Herzog
Continuing Studies Instructor
The Fisherman
50 Monroe

Lori McElrath-Eslick
Alumna
Paints
Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream @ McKay Tower–Rosa Parks Circle

Laura Meekhof
Student
The Worry Monster
Grand Central Market

William Mosqueda
Alumnus
The Silent Mind
St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Taylor Overbey
Faculty
George Washington vs. Godzilla
Tavern on the Square

Tim Pospisil
Alumnus
Abner Visits the GRAM
One Trick Pony Grill and Taproom
Joshua Adam Risner
Student
Monday Morning Drive
Women's City Club

Deborah Rockman
Faculty
The Space Between Us
Fountain Street Church
Matthew Schenk
Faculty
Iterate 2
Women’s City Club

Mark Schentzel
Alumnus
Eco-Equilibrium
The B.O.B.

Brenda Sipe
Staff
Migrate/Urban Nests
Warner, Norcross, & Judd LLP

Miriel Smith
Alumna
Nurture
Fountain Street Church
Georgia Taylor
Alumna
A Portrait of a Pullman Porter
DeVos Place

Margaret Vega
Faculty
The Icarus Myth: Dreams Deferred
DeVos Place

So many ways to be part of ArtPrize!

KCAD people are getting involved in ArtPrize in other ways as well.
SiTE:LAB

Two-time Outstanding Venue award-winner SiTE:LAB returns for ArtPrize 2014 to take over The Morton, a vacant 90-year-old hotel in downtown Grand Rapids. Paul Amenta, KCAD adjunct professor in Sculpture and Functional Art, has curated an exhibition of site-specific installations that will fill this long-forgotten space, complete with a grand entry lobby, abandoned restaurants and commercial spaces, and a 1,500 square foot bank vault, with tremendous creative energy.

  • Curator: Paul Amenta, adjunct professor in Sculpture
  • Since The Morton lacks elevators and has uneven flooring, dimly-lit spaces, and difficult acoustics, a collaborative team of artists, designers, technicians, students and professionals – including a number of people from the KCAD community – also came together to explore ways to expand access to SiTELAB’s ArtPrize 2014 exhibition through video, still photography, 3D and standard print production, and e-books.

    The following KCAD community members are involved in this project:

    • Students from the Collaborative Design Special Topics class lead by Paul Amenta
    • Student Aaron Porter, video production
    • MFA student and professional photographer Tom Wagner, Editor / Art Director
    • Photography professors, Darlene Kaczmarczyk, Leah Gose, and John Shaw
    • Graphic Design alumna Kate Folkert, catalog design
    • Photography alumna Jaclyn Clark
    • Interior Design alumna and adjunct instructor Sara Fall
Curatorial

The following KCAD community members are curating ArtPrize 2014 Venues:

ArtPrize team members

The following KCAD community members are working for ArtPrize for the 2014 competition:

  • Art History professor Tamara Fox will be working as assistant juror with 2-D juror Andrew Russeth, Senior Editor of the New York Observer’s Gallerist NY. This is the third year that she’ll be working as an assistant juror for ArtPrize.
  • Alumna Ashlee Lambart is the Community Engagement Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator for ArtPrize. She helps manage the ArtPrize Internship program as well as the Volunteer Program and the 800+ ArtPrize volunteers.
Other participation

  • Student Abby Bedford will participate in Voices of the City, a time-based, interfaith, 300+ member, live choir performance event which will take place September 28, 3:00pm, in the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.
  • Professor Donna St. John designed a series of curricula for KCAD's ArtPrize 2014 Education Program aimed at leading K-12 students to an exploration of the various reasons people create art, as well as promoting ideas of self-worth and respect for diversity.

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