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Ryan T. Schmidt's Sculpture Returns to Gerald Ford Presidential Museum for Artprize 2022 in Michigan

We are excited to share that returning Artist, Ryan T. Schmidt's Stainless Steel Sculpture titled, "Stupendous" has been entered into this year’s ArtPrize 2022 hosted in Grand Rapids, Michigan! Stupendous is a unique piece and was completed this year. A maquette version of the piece was produced in June 2022 and was immediately acquired by a private collector in Del Mar, California before it launched the market.

Watch this short clip of Channel 13 On Your Side's Live at 5 with Derek Call, Director of Operations and Events for Artprize and Ryan T. Schmidt, Stainless Steel Artist for Sculpture Entry "Stupendous" at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, interviewed by Kirk Montgomery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Derek explained in this video how the public can participate in Artprize. Schmidt has been participating in Artprize since 2015 and his 4th year with the Museum. Scroll below to see his past year's exhibits.

Check out Schmidt's Sculptures around Grand Rapids. Most of his work can also be found at the lobby of the iconic Bridgewater Place Building during Artprize, sponsored by Hertz Grand Rapids One. There will be an exclusive Art Reception so stay tuned for more details.

Where to see more of Ryan T. Schmidt's Sculptures in and around Grand Rapids during Artprize:

1. Bridgewater Place Lobby, 333 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

2. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, Learning Garden, 425 Pleasant Street SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

3. Chase Front Exterior of the Building, 200 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

4. Ascension Lutheran Church, Outside Garden, 2780 Haslett Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

(A short video clip of Art Reception Exclusive Preview of Stainless Steel Sculpture during 2021 Artprize at the Lobby of Bridgwater Place)

Sculpture placement around Grand Rapids


ArtPrize will be taking place September 15 - October 2, 2022 all across the City. It is an independent international art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It celebrates artists working in all mediums from anywhere in the world. Last year’s event drew more than 500,000 visitors and is expected to have more visitors this year.

Ryan T. Schmidt has been participating in Artprize since 2015. Click each photo below to view past Artprize Exhibits:

  • 2015, "Ascension" at Grand Rapids Public Museum

  • 2016, "Immanuel" J.W. Marriott Grand Rapids

  • 2017, "Tango" Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

  • 2018, "Breath of Life" Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

  • 2021, "Resting Dove" Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum



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