Y’all: I keep forgetting to tell you that I shipped off some work to Grand Rapids, Michigan for ArtPrize. It’s hanging at the Harris Building.

Are y’all familiar with ArtPrize? It’s so super cool. Here’s a bit of what it’s all about:

ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition with an unprecedented $200,000 top prize decided entirely by public vote.

For 19 days, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up in every inch of downtown, and it’s all free and open to the public.

It’s unorthodox, highly disruptive, and undeniably intriguing to the art world and the public alike.

My name is Erin Shaw, I like to say y’all to perpetuate the Oklahoma stereotype. You can vote for me here.