Brothers win ArtPrize 2022’s biggest award for intricate, illuminated pottery

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Creation, Destruction, Reflection, a series of 20 intricately carved vases at DeVos Place displaying ancient landmarks from the Delphi Temple to the streets of Jerusalem, won the $12,500 ArtPrize 2022 Artist-to-Artist award.

The entry, created by brothers Brad and Bryan Caviness of Browns Summit, North Carolina, was one of 16 artists and venues to receive awards during ArtPrize’s closing ceremony Friday at Studio Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

The Artist-to-Artist award was the biggest cash award at this year’s event.

Other awards range from $2,500 to $10,000.

Creation, Destruction, Reflection was a hit at this year’s event, drawing large crowds who closely examined the historical scenes carved inside the clay vases.

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On their website, the brothers say their art combines their interest in history with their “talents for art and design to inspire an appreciation for monumental achievements in art and architecture, bring attention to the destruction of ancient sites, and generate an interest in preserving the ones that are still here, whether threatened by the slow progress of time, natural disaster or war.”

“We start by creating interpretive reproductions of ancient pottery,” the brothers said on their website. “After distressing the surface, the jar is broken to reveal the interior. We then work clay into the volume of the jar to create a panoramic view of the site, visually uniting a culture’s artifact with its location.”

Here are the other winners of ArtPrize 2022:

Visitor Favorite Awards: $10,000 each

2D: In My Eyes by Florencia Clement de Grandprey (DeVos Place)

3D: Kasey Wells, AMERICAN EAGLE (Amway)

Installation: Jennifer Dunahee, Twigg the Forest Dragon (Amway)

Time-Based: Kristen Zamora, Embodied-Healing Through Body Art (The BOB)

Digital: Rob Finch, “Urban Arterials” … brought alive through projection mapping (Ice Castle)

Juried Winners: $10,000 for winner, $2,500 for honorable mention

2D: Harold Allen, ‘For Dorothy Afro Harping’ (DeVos Place); Honorable mention: Erica Kuhl, ‘In Bello (In Time of War)’ (Palatte Coffee & Art)

3D: Winner: Mo Jauw, ‘Last’ (Monroe Community Church) Honorable mention: Mark Mennin, ‘Embedded’ (Meijer Garden)

Installation: Maddison Chaffer, Seeking a pleasant peninsula (140 Monroe Center) Honorable Mention: Brian Whitfield, Who’s Next (Grand Rapids African American Museum)

Time-Based: Caren Mueller & Christian Markwart, ‘Fusion’ (Studio Park) Honorable Mention: Ciara Glass, ‘Ineffable Lypophrenia’ (Rosa Parks Circle)

Digital: Gary Mesa-Gaido, ‘Derivations of a Gothic Arch Part 2’ (GRCC Paul Collins Gallery) Honorable Mention: Charles Cusack, ‘Algorithm + You = Art’ (House Rules Lounge)

Independent Awards: $5,000 each

Contemporary Black Art Award: Poetry on Demand by William Davis (Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum)

Asian Art Award: Sold to Slaughter by Stacie Tamaki (DeVos Place)

Artista Latino Award: In My Eyes by Florencia Clement de Grandprey (DeVos Place)

Venue: (Winner receives a certificate)

Winner: Monroe Community Church

Top 5: KCAD (Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University); Frederik Meijer Gardens; ArtPod; Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives; Monroe Community Church

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