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ArtPrize

Postby Greg Rawls » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:40 pm

This is my entry at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over 60 pieces of kiln-formed glass. The collection is 9" tall and 20" wide.

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Postby Marty » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:47 pm

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and looks really good too



have you entered yet? I didn't see it. Good luck, it's a pretty stiff competition but your work will be right at home with the best of it.

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Postby Sue M » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:02 pm

Love to see this in person and I will be at Art Prize.. it is a great program and we are so fortunate that
it takes place here in Michigan.. Can you tell me what venue your installation will be on display.
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Postby Dolores » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:44 pm

A gorgeous array of colors. Best of luck!

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Postby Lynn g » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:57 pm

Wonderful!
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Re: ArtPrize

Postby Greg Rawls » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:29 am

"SEA GLASS" is at DeVos Place Convention Center.
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Postby bob proulx » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:53 pm

Looks great Greg, good luck.
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Postby Michele gh » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:27 pm

Nice work! It feels like sea anemones. I would love to see this with shadows.

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Postby Greg Rawls » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:50 pm

The ArtPrize preliminary votes are in! Out of 1500 entries and 174,006 votes - I made the Top 100! Voting continues and the Top 10 is announced on Sunday and voting begins again to select the winner of ArtPrize!!!!!!!
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Postby Valerie Adams » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:59 pm

Wow! Congrats; very well deserved and quite an honor even at this point in the voting!

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Re: ArtPrize

Postby Beau Lyons » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:51 am

Wonderful Craft,
Art should immediately impress and have an emotional recall.

This piece of work impresses, it stands out and attacts attention, good, but I do not see any emotional recall?
So it is not Art.

Here in Australia a $100,000 prize was given for a ridiculous sculpture because it had a philosophic title.
Without the title it would be seen as crap.

If the piece cannot speak for itself it is NOT art.
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Re: ArtPrize

Postby Greg Rawls » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:19 am

"Kiln-formed Glass: When the distinction between craft and art suddenly becomes unimportant."

Beau Lyons wrote:Wonderful Craft,
Art should immediately impress and have an emotional recall.

This piece of work impresses, it stands out and attacts attention, good, but I do not see any emotional recall?
So it is not Art.

Here in Australia a $100,000 prize was given for a ridiculous sculpture because it had a philosophic title.
Without the title it would be seen as crap.

If the piece cannot speak for itself it is NOT art.
Beau Lyons
Sculptor for 40 years, now delving into fused glass
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Postby rosanna gusler » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:09 am

ha! rosanna
Greg Rawls wrote:"Kiln-formed Glass: When the distinction between craft and art suddenly becomes unimportant."

Beau Lyons wrote:Wonderful Craft,
Art should immediately impress and have an emotional recall.

This piece of work impresses, it stands out and attacts attention, good, but I do not see any emotional recall?
So it is not Art.

Here in Australia a $100,000 prize was given for a ridiculous sculpture because it had a philosophic title.
Without the title it would be seen as crap.

If the piece cannot speak for itself it is NOT art.
Beau Lyons
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artist, owner of wanchese art studio, marine finisher

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Postby JestersBaubles » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:04 pm

I don't necessarily agree that emotion is required to define a piece as art. Emotion is a strong word in this context -- what about a "feeling"?

That being said, when I look at the bright colors and interesting shape scattered across the wall in a very pleasing arrangement, I am filled with happiness at the sight and awestruck at the shear size of the installation.

I would say happiness and awe are emotion.

Same goes for the pieces of glass I create, the pottery I buy from my favorite local potter, the fabric art of my talented friends... The colors, the luster, the texture, the pleasing shape... all of these elicit pleasure. And while they may not scream EMOTION, the beauty of the pieces certainly says Art in my mind.

Great job and good luck in the final competition.

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Re: ArtPrize

Postby Beau Lyons » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:50 pm

Being Pretty does not make it Art.

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Re: ArtPrize

Postby JestersBaubles » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:15 pm

Beau Lyons wrote:Being Pretty does not make it Art.


That's not at all what I said.

I guess those who see things in black and white will never appreciate the beauty in the shades of grey.

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Re: ArtPrize

Postby Buttercup » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:08 am

Congratulations, Greg, for me it immediately evoked emotion linked to the urgency around the need to preserve the Great Barrier Reef and its wonderful sea life. Good luck with the final count. Jen

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Re: ArtPrize

Postby Beau Lyons » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:57 am

I don't believe Greg has been anywhere near the great barrier reef?

I have been diving on Australia's great barrier reef for 50 years and I have never seen anything like that underwater.
"Preserving the great barrier reef" have you been there lately. I have been going there for 50 years, and it is completely unchanged. Why, it has nothing to do with bureaucracy or do gooders. the real reason is that the predominately S/E winds make it so hard to get to, unlike Indonesian reefs (which I have just come back from)

Also, I appreciate beauty, I just don't call beauty, on its own, ART.

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Postby Bert Weiss » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:43 am

Beau, when you are on the jury, you get to reject work that doesn't spark your emotional fire. Clearly, the jurors here felt differently from you.

If the standard for what is good art became absolute, the earth would stop rotating on it's axis.
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Re: ArtPrize

Postby Buttercup » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:09 am

Beau Lyons wrote:I don't believe Greg has been anywhere near the great barrier reef?

I have been diving on Australia's great barrier reef for 50 years and I have never seen anything like that underwater.
"Preserving the great barrier reef" have you been there lately. I have been going there for 50 years, and it is completely unchanged. Why, it has nothing to do with bureaucracy or do gooders. the real reason is that the predominately S/E winds make it so hard to get to, unlike Indonesian reefs (which I have just come back from)

Also, I appreciate beauty, I just don't call beauty, on its own, ART.


I didn't say "It looks like the Great Barrier Reef." I reported what it made me think about. As for the reef being completely unchanged in the last 50 years, are the newspaper reports of damage done by tankers going off-course and scraping the reef, of damage done by coastal runoff from farming practices and industrial expansion all untrue, then?

Nor did I wade into the Art v Craft debate. I congratulated Greg on his achievement and wished him well in the voting. Jen


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