The winners of ArtPrize Eight were announced Friday night, then the annual event closed on Sunday.

Take a look at the Public Vote category winners and how all of the Top 20 finished within their own category.

You'll find a few surprises and a few results that were somewhat expected.

It seems the only thing that may have held back "Sweet Spot" was it's location. If it had been in one of the higher traffic venues at ArtPrize, it may have won the grand prize. Its second place category finish seems to support the possibility. Most who viewed the piece at Brush Studio seemed to enjoy it.

"Trout Bike" was a debate starter throughout ArtPrize. Its finish seemed impossible to predict. Would it win? Would it finish last out of the Top 20? In the end it finished fourth in its category.

I loved Zimoun's "250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope" at SiTE:LAB. Apparently, the general public didn't. It finished last in its category. Maybe another case of a hard-to-get-to venue keeping votes down?

2-D

Winner:

Portraits of Light and Shadow at DeVos Place Convention Center by Joao Paulo Goncalves from Pompano Beach, FL

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2nd place:

Continental U.S at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum by Valerie Hollstein from Salt Lake City, UT

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3rd place:

Ashes to Ashes at The B.O.B. by Jacqueline Gilmore from Rockford, MI

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4th place:

Sand Sturgeon at Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum by Gary Moran from New York, NY

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5th place:

Protect and Serve at The B.O.B. by Andrew J. Woodstock from Plainwell, MI

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3-D

Winner:

Wounded Warrior Dogs at Amway Grand Plaza by James Mellick from Milford Center, OH

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2nd place:

One Thousand Shacks at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) by Tracey Snelling from Oakland, CA

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3rd place:

VICTORY at Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown & Jam’n Bean Coffee Company at the Waters Center by THE CHAIRMen from Centennial, CO

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4th place:

Imagine If at Amway Grand Plaza by Robin Protz from New Hartford, CT

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5th place:

Invasive Species at Barnes & Thornburg LLP by Shiny Seed from Ann Arbor, MI

Time-Based

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Winner:

Sweeper’s Clock at Grand Rapids Art Museum by Maarten Baas from Den Bosch, North Brabant, Netherlands

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2nd place:

Emoh: sculpture / time capsule & temporary home at Kilwins Chocolates & Ice-Cream @ McKay Tower- Rosa Parks by Loren Naji from Cleveland, OH

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3rd place:

Hoot at Courtyard Marriott Downtown by Laurel Bahe from Colorado Springs, CO

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4th place:

Trout Bike at Peppinos Pizzeria & Sports Grille by Andrew Rockwood from Traverse City, MI

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5th place:

Higher Ground at Grand Rapids Art Museum by Hillerbrand+Magsamen from Houston, TX

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Installation

Winner:

The Butterfly Effect at DeVos Place Convention Center by Pettit Smith from Durango, CO

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2nd place:

Sweet Spot at Brush Studio by Causey Daniell Studio from Indianapolis, IN

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3rd place:

Rock Around at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum by Aaron Zenz from Spring Lake, MI

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4th place:

Ditch Lily Drawing at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park by Nathan Lareau from Grand Rapids, MI

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5th place:

250 prepared ac-motors, 325kg roof laths, 1.0km rope at SiTE:LAB | Rumsey St. Project by Zimoun from Bern, Switzerland

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