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And The Winner Of ArtPrize 2011 Is…(or might be)

It's only the first full day of ArtPrize and predicting a winner now is a bit of a stretch, but I'm not going to let that stop me.

A few trends have developed after just two years of ArtPrize.  If we apply these trends to this year's competition, we can make an educated guess as to who might have success.

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Former ArtPrize Finalists Return In 2011

With 1,582 entries at ArtPrize 2011, separating yourself from the crowd is one of the keys to success.  One way to get ahead of the pack is to generate a large fanbase before the competition even begins.  Artists who have finished as ArtPrize finalists in the past two years will enter this year's competition at an advantage over most first-time artists.

It would not be surprising to see any and all of the former finalists listed among the top vote getters in the first few days, but staying there and getting to the top ten will take more than just name recognition.

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Grand Opening Of ArtPrize Headquarters Is Saturday

ArtPrize starts Wednesday, but the public can get their first look at ArtPrize's new headquarters on Saturday.

The HUB is located at 41 Sheldon in Grand Rapids.  It's the former site of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.  UICA moved to their new location at 2 West Fulton in July.

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2010 ArtPrize Winner Moves Out Of Grand Rapids Art Museum [VIDEO]

How do you move a 28 foot wide pencil drawing?  Very carefully.

Chris LaPorte's "Cavalry" took first place at ArtPrize last year.  This morning, it was moved from the Grand Rapids Art Museum where it had been since last year's competition.

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