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Schmidt Returns to Artprize

Ryan Schmidt returns to Artprize with “Breath of Life” sculpture to be installed at The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum once again. Last year’s placement of sculpture “Tango” at the water fountain in front of the Museum entrance was a huge success making it to “Top 25 Public Vote” and Top 20 of the biggest most eye-catching entries. This year, 1,260 works created by over 1,400 artists from 41 states and 40 countries will be exhibited in 165 venues.

“Breath of Life” will be installed at the Preview Week on September 12, 2018, a week before Artprize Ten opens. The show runs through October 7, 2018. Check these websites for more details:

Stay tuned for our Private VIP Reception on September 28th and October 6th (by invitation-only). Contact Robert App at for more info.

Artprize10 Breath of Life Sculpture

About Artprize:

ArtPrize is an independently organized international art competition recognized as one of the world’s largest public art events, which takes place for 19 days in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The event will be shifting to a biennial schedule following its tenth year this fall, returning for its 11th edition in 2020.

Ryan Schmidt’s Entries in Artprize

Artprize Artist

“The motivation to express my passion for art is inspired by my spiritual relationship with our creator. From tabletop to atmospheric monuments, inspirational thoughts and contemplation of existence are portrayed through my artwork as an extension from the true source of creation. Simplicity and importance of life is what I am encouraging through the reflections of sculpture.” ~ RYAN SCHMIDT

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