ArtPrize® Eight International Art Competition and Festival

The painting “Kiva” will be showing at Gray Skies Distillery in Grand Rapids, Michigan


  • When
    September 21 - October 9, 2016
  • Where
    Gray Skies Distillery, 700 Ottawa NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Map

  • Artist Reception
    September 23, 2016 at Gray Skies Distillery

James is proud to announce the oil painting "Kiva" will be hanging at the Gray Skies Distillery in Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of the ArtPrize Eight. Take a moment and visit the ArtPrize web site .  Learn about how this vibrant festival and competition.

"Kiva" takes its inspiration from the Anasazi cave dwellers from the south west. The forms and shapes of their buildings have fascinated James from a young age and permeates his present work. The round kiva structure found in their cliff cities were spiritual and sacred meeting places, and the sense of home and structure in that time continues into today's communities. Even with the presence of the Internet and digital media, the need for a physical location where people can meet and connect is ever important.

If you are in Grand Rapids, please make sure to vote for the painting. This is a unique event where the general public can vote for their favorite art pieces and performances. Learn more about voting at ArtPrize .