Akron Art Prize 2016

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Mon Oct 24th 2016
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Akron Art Prize 2016

Like many of our adventures, it all started with a tweet!

Like many of our adventures, it all started with a tweet!  Akron Art Prize 2016
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Through this tweet, we learned about and decided to attend the Akron Art Prize Finale Reception on Saturday, October 1, 2016. We enjoyed seeing all the Akron Art Prize entries first at Summit Artspace (@AkronAreaArts), and then attending the awards reception at the Akron Art Museum (@AkronArtMuseum).

We had such a good time and were so impressed with the artwork, that we wanted to share our photos and tweets/retweets from the event.

Akron Art Prize 2016 Collage
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Here is the official description of the Akron Art Prize Finale Reception:

To conclude the 5th annual Akron Art Prize event, join your fellow artists and public at the Akron Art Museum for the Finale Reception beginning at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

*Note: The five galleries at Summit Artspace will be open all day Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12 - 9 p.m. until Saturday, October 1st - closing night. Voting is open now via app or kiosk at the venue until Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m., where all patrons and artists will be asked to make their way to the Akron Art Museum for the Finale Reception to celebrate the arts.

While at the museum, get a complimentary wristband from museum staff and stroll through the exhibitions, enjoy the live music, and sample tasty treats as you await to hear from the Akron Art Prize Team, which entries were voted to represent the top of their selected categories. Winning announcements will begin at 9:15 p.m.

New this year is the breakdown of prizes and the addition of a juried component. $16,000 in prizes will be awarded as follows:

PRIZE CATEGORIES
Grand Prize - $5,000 and the honor of displaying his/her piece in the Akron Art Museum for one month following the show.

2D
1st Runner Up - $2,000
2nd Runner Up - $1,000

3D
1st Runner Up - $2,000
2nd Runner Up - $1,000

Artists' Choice Award - $1,000
Selected by all participating artists.

Juried Awards: $1,000 for each winner.
Two artistic jurors and two civic jurors.

Download the Akron Art Prize app and place your final votes by 8 p.m., October 1, 2016.

Be sure to visit the Akron Art Prize website at AkronArtPrize.org for more information.

Our Photos and Videos

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Tweets & Retweets

Here are 57 of our @sos_jr tweets and retweets sharing our experience at the Akron Art Prize show and reception. Please share any photos and videos that you find interesting by retweeting. Clicking on Twitter photos will enlarge them!

 

Akron Art Museum - Akron Art Prize 2016 Ceremony

 

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Winners

Here is the official photo and listing of winners from the Akron Art Prize winners web page. The links go to web pages where you can view the artwork of each of the winners.

Akron Art Prize Winners
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2016 AKRON ART PRIZE WINNER
J. David Norton, Blue Woods

2016 RUNNERS-UP
2D First Runner Up – Shane Wynn, Beekeeper
3D First Runner Up – James Leverton, Photonic Mesmerizer
2D Second Runner Up – Eileen Dorsey, Colorado Hike #1
3D Second Runner Up – Tom Baldwin, Athena’s Totem

2016 ARTIST’S CHOICE AWARD
J. David Norton, Blue Woods

2016 JURIED AWARDS
Linda Lyell, Cypress Solitude - James Hardy on behalf of the Office of the Mayor
Tim Carmany, Ray - Traci Buckner, GAR Foundation
Shane Wynn, Beekeeper - Mark Masuoka, Akron Art Museum
J. David Norton, Blue Woods - Woodrow Nash, Artist

Public Choice Prizes

Overall Winner - $5,000 and the honor of displaying his/her artwork in the Akron Art Museum for one month following Akron Art Prize
1st Place 2D - $2,000
2nd Place 2D - $1,000
1st Place 3D - $2,000
2nd Place 3D - $1,000
Artist Choice - $1,000

Juried Awards

Two artistic jurors - $1000 for each winner
Two civic jurors - $1000 for each winner

We hope to be able to attend again in 2017. We highly recommend this event.

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