ArtPrize

Rockford’s Heckman returns with billboards for ArtPrize

September 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cancer-stricken artist vows ‘If it’s the last thing I do’ Rockford artist Mark Heckman refuses to be down in the mouth about his health when winning ArtPrize could give him another shot at realizing his dream of creating a lasting monument to Grand Rapids. Heckman has adopted a tooth fairy persona for ArtPrize. Heckman, who is battling stage III non-Hodgkins [...]

Rockford artist competing for world’s largest art prize

July 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

  Linda Bassford is pictured with some of her art—classy Rockford postcards (available at the Squire) and a mural she created for CarStar of Rockford. Local artist among hundreds vying for $250,000 Linda Bassford of Rockford has entered her art in ArtPrize. She’ll compete with artists from all over the world for nearly one-half million dollars in prize money, [...]
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