Beyond the Reboot: Interview questions for artists, curators and venue managers

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-10-2011 under

  ARTIST INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 1. How did you come up with the idea for this piece? 2. How did you make it? (physical and mental process) 3. How did you consider the placement of your piece-the context of the space it’s in, as well as in...

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Avenue for the Arts and Heartside Gallery featured on "The Bright Side"

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

CEDAM (Community Economic Development Association of Michigan) is producing a television show featuring Michigan communities. On their latest episode, Episode 3: Michigan Arts and Culture, they came to Grand Rapids to film the Avenue for the...

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UICA Sells Over 700 Pieces of ArtWork for $25-50

by (UICA)

Submitted 08-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

In celebration of UICA’s new building opening in July 2011 (7/11), UICA is selling over 700 pieces of artwork for $25 or $50. This salon-style exhibition and fundraiser features works of art from regional, national and international artists of...

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Summer Art Market Vendor Registration Now Open

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 05-19-2011 under NONPROFITS

  The eighth annual Market presented by Avenue for the Arts begins Saturday, June 11th, 2011. Vendor registration is now open to anyone who has handmade artwork and/or crafts for sale. The Market, located on South Division between Weston and...

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Under Pressure: Artists Supporting the UICA

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-09-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Imagine working with someone looking over your shoulder. Imagine strangers commenting on what you're working on. Add in some distractions like music; groups of people talking, laughing, drinking and eating all the time you're working. Sound like fun...

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Music Submissions Wanted: Trip The Light 2011

by (ArtPeers)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

Dance in the Annex (DITA) and ArtPeers invite local musicians to submit original pieces of music for the second annual Trip The Light event, to take place May 6, 2011 (5+6=11) at Wealthy Theatre. Submission deadline is Jan. 21, 2011.  ...

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Art That Sticks: 20 Years of Tanglefoot Artists, Events

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 11-16-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It all began in 1990, a year of fairly memorable events: Iraq invaded Kuwait, a dozen paintings were stolen from the Isabella Gardner Stewart Art Museum and South Africa freed Nelson Mandela after 27 1/2 years of imprisonment. Bette Midler won a...

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Ground breaking Art event, Tanglefoot Open Studio, turns 20

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 11-15-2010 under NEWS

Was there Art in Grand Rapids before ArtPrize? Yes, lots of it in all sorts of locales. This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most notorious art events in Grand Rapids, the Tanglefoot Artist Open Studio. The Tanglefoot Building garnered...

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[Eat & Drink Artprize 2010] The B.O.B.

by (terawozqualls)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

As one of the largest venues for ArtPrize pieces The B.O.B. (the Big Old Building) is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner daily. The variety of food and drinks at The B.O.B. proves to be something for everyone.   Restaurants and other...

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Shirts Just Want to Have Fun

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 08-26-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

When Brian Edwards, designer Chris Koens and Matt Fulk dreamed up ShirtPrize last year, it was a whim. A lark. It was intended to be a gentle parody of Grand Rapids' ArtPrize competition. "It was very tongue in cheek," said Edwards. Then, an...

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