Several Upper Peninsula artists participate each in ArtPrize, an open, independently organized international art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
One of the participates in 2015 is Carol Irving of Escanaba. She entered a piece called CASCADE. It is a series of handwoven wall hangings of wool and linen.
Check out her art entry: www.artprize.org/carol-irving/2015/cascade
The ArtPrize profile on Carol says her work is "striking when hung on the wall, visually bold from a distance and tactile in its intricate detail."
Her profile: www.artprize.org/carol-irving
Carol's artwork will be on display at the Women's City Club in Grand Rapids. The Women’s City Club is a private club which resides in the historic Sweet House.
List of artists at Women's City Club: www.artprize.org/womens-city-club
ArtPrize Seven will take place September 23 – October 11, 2015.
If you're a U.P.-based artist participating in ArtPrize this fall, we want to know. We'd love to help you get the word out. Send us all pertinent details through our contact form. Include information about yourself, the work that's going to be on display and the exhibition information.