GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The fifth installment of the annual ArtPrize international art competition is getting underway in Grand Rapids.
Organizers say there are more than 1,500 entries from 45 states and 47 countries at 169 venues in the western Michigan city. ArtPrize begins Wednesday and runs through Oct. 6.
Artists compete for a combination of public votes and juried prizes to secure part of a prize pool of $560,000.
The public participates in two rounds of voting to distribute $360,000 of the prize money. First place receives $200,000, second $75,000, third $50,000, and fourth through 10th get $5,000 each.
In addition, professional jurors will distribute $200,000 in prize money to artists at their discretion.