Mosaics Take Top Prizes at ArtPrize 2011

"Crucifixion" by Mia Tavonatti at the DeVos Place

Mia Tavonatti's "Crucifixion" mosaic awarded ArtPrize 2011 - 1st place

1st Place – $250,000

Mia Tavonatti – “Crucifixion” Mosaic

Mia Tavonatti by Rex Larsen | The Grand Rapids Press

ArtPrize 2011’s $250,000 grand prize was awarded to mosaic artist Mia Tavonatti. (pictured above accepting award) Mia won the hearts of the voting public with her incredibly intricate stained-glass mosaic “Crucifixion”.

Tracy Van Duinen "Metaphorest"

Tracy Van Duinen “Metaphorest” – mosaic mural – ArtPrize 2011 – 2nd Place

2nd Place  – $100,000

Tracy Van Duinen – “Metaphorest” Mosaic Mural

Tracy Van Duinen by Rex Larsen | The Grand Rapids Press

Tracy Van Duinen’s team won the $100,000 2nd place prize for their whimsical mixed-media mosaic mural “The Metaphorest Project”. (Tracy pictured above accepting award)

Congratulations Mia & Tracy!