The innovative competition is on a grand scale - the total prize pool is $US560,000, and the event spans several venues. It is the first time that a textile work has won what is said to be the world's largest art prize. The major prize was voted for by the public. Read about the ArtPrize process here.
This news article from MLive/Grand Rapids Press includes an interview with Ann Loveless, and close-up photos of Sleeping Bear Dune Lakeshore.