This year Art Prize brought in lots of talent worldwide with thousands of entries. The winners of Art Prize 2015 were recently announced to the public. With a variety of the entries, the judges had their hands full judging the competition.
The Grand Prize winner of this year’s Art Prize was a two-dimensional candidate, Ann Loveless. The entry was called “Northwood Awakening” made by using photofiber. Loveless’ piece not only took the Grand Prize, but also placed first in the subset category of two-dimensional work. Loveless has been competing in Art Prize since 2010, but did not participate in 2014. In 2013, she also took first place for public vote.
Loveless is known for her quilt art, use of colors and her representation of nature throughout her artwork. Her 2015’s entry represented the renewal of flora in the Northernwood forests as it becomes alive again from the winter season. Her entry begins with photo fiber and merges into completely new and different fabrics and textiles; it is viewed as a continuous, unbroken image. Loveless said it took over 1000 hours to make, but that it was well worth it.