Three Rockford artists impact Grand Rapids ArtPrize

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

by Cindy M. Cranmer LeAnne Mawby Sowa with Moose Bath II Rockford watercolor artist showcases moose print Bright colors and larger sizes often attract people to ArtPrize entries. A Rockford watercolor artist has both going for her in her 2012 entry. LeAnne Mawby Sowa uses her unique watercolor style, which uses colorful washes and bold details to show off her artwork. [...]

ArtPrize a statement about faith and abortion

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rockford resident Patrick Keeley said he doesn’t care how his Artprize piece scores with judges or where it ends up in the final vote—he just wants to send a message. The image he has installed at 300 Fulton is a life-death image that represents his pro-life beliefs. “The reason we made the art is to defend the rights of the unborn who are being selected to be [...]

Rockford photographer captures unique image for ArtPrize entry

October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Cindy M. Cranmer Photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki with her entry, “From the Shores – Edge of Isaac”. Photo by Tom Scott, T. Scott Photography A Rockford artist and participant at ArtPrize is among those giving hands-on demonstrations at the venue where her work is displayed. Stacy Niedzwiecki, a graphic designer and photographer, enjoys photographing [...]

Rockford group to submit entry, perform at ArtPrize

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CINDY M. CRANMER Some of the members of the Rockford ArtPrize choir rehearse under the direction of Renee Vande Wege. The group will be performing a song composed by Kayle Clements, which is the actual ArtPrize entry. Vande Wege is trying to have a 90-member choir perform the song at the ArtPrize performance on September 22. A Rockford woman is working to turn her [...]
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