Artprize Opens Artist Registration for the Third Annual Public Art Competition

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GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.- ArtPrize, the radically open public art experiment, today announced artist registration for the third annual competition. Open to any artist from around the world, organizers encourage participants to register any type of artwork at artprize.org. More than 300,000 spectators are projected to attend the 2011 event, which will distribute nearly $500,000 in prize money. Unlike other competitions, ArtPrize has no formal jury, curator or judge, and asks the public to vote and decide the winners using mobile devices and the Internet. To exhibit, artists must secure space with one of more than 195 ArtPrize venues found within a three-square mile district of downtown Grand Rapids. Venues range from city parks to rooftops to museums to restaurants to the Grand River, which runs through downtown. Artists are encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure a venue for their work, as these connections