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The 2023 Artprize with Ryan T. Schmidt

Artprize show runs from September 14th until October 1, 2023. Returning Artprize Artist, Ryan T. Schmidt has installed his Artprize entry 3D Sculpture piece at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum located at 303 Pearl St. NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504.

We are excited to be a part of the community during Artprize, here are the 3 ways you can participate:

  1. Visit your favorite Artprize entry. To Visit Ryan's 3D entry titled "Praise", visit this link at

  2. Schedule your Art gallery visit here and view more of Ryan's sculptures. Also, featuring works by talented Artists: Mark Lewanski and William Attaway.

  3. Join us for our Art Reception on September 29th and 30th. Scroll down below for details and RSVP.

The special sculpture titled "PRAISE" ~ is the very first sculpture Ryan built locally in Wayland, Michigan specifically for Artprize. Ryan has been participating in Artprize since 2015. The piece can be viewed at The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. This is Ryan's 5th year being hosted by such a significant venue with a vibrant history.


This year's Artprize installation at the Gerald R. Ford Museum 9/12/2023

Watch last year's feature on Channel 13 On Your Side's Live at 5 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.


You are invited to celebrate with us!

ART Reception during ARTPRIZE will be hosted by Ryan. Click below to RSVP, for Friday September 29th or Saturday September 30th.

Located at The Bridgewater Place Lobby Suite 125-A (scroll down for the map below)


To Schedule your private tour with the Artist, book it here or click below:

You may also find more of Ryan's Sculpture at the following location in Downtown Grand Rapids:

Immanuel Sculpture, Permanent Installation

J.P. Morgan Chase Front Exterior of the Building at 200 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Life Eternal Sculpture, Permanent Installation

Westminster Presbyterian Church, at 47 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Life Eternal, Columbarium Westminster Presbyterian
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Ascension Sculpture, Permanent Installation at the Learning Garden

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, 425 Pleasant Street SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503




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