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Michigan Artist Chris Laporte’s Wins Top Artprize Award

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Grand Rapids artist or Michigan Artist, Chris Laporte’s won the $250,000 grand prize in the second annual ArtPrize competition. Chris Laporte got this award for the 300-square-foot penciled drawing of “Cavalry, American Officers, 1921.”

The second prize of $100,000 went to Mia Tavonatti from Santa Ana, Calif for “Svelata” and the third prize of $50,000 went to Beili Liu of Austin, Texas, for “Lure/Wave, Grand Rapids.”

1,713 artists displayed their works at 192 venues on September 22 and the public decided the top 10 winners. 465,538 votes were polled by the 44,899 registered visitors.

Cavalry, American Officers, 1921The second annual ArtPrize Competition Top 10 winners:

First place: Chris LaPorte “Cavalry, American Officers, 1921,” Grand Rapids
Second place: Mia Tavonatti, “Svelata,” Santa Ana, Calif.
Third place: Beili Liu, “Lure/Wave, Grand Rapids (Lure/Forest)” Austin, Texas
Fourth place: Paul Baliker, “A Matter of Time,” Palm Coast, Fla.
Fifth place: David Spriggs, “Vision,” Montreal, Canada
Sixth place: Wander Martich, “Helping Mom One Penny at a Time,” Grand Rapids
Seventh place: Bill Secunda, “Dancing with Lions,” Butler, Penn.
Eighth place: Young Kim, “Salt & Earth (Garden for Patricia),” Winston-Salem, N.C.
Ninth place: Steam Pig Experiment Birks, Jensen, “Steam Pig,” Grand Rapids
Tenth place: Fredrick Prescott, “Elephant Walk,” Santa Fe, N.M.

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