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Malone University’s Clare Murray Adams’s work to appear in ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from September 18th -October 6th.

August 2, 2013 | Release # 6675


Clare Murray Adams, Malone University professor of visual arts, will exhibit her dress installation titled In Her Closet: Clothing as Metaphor September 18 - October 6 in the John Hartman Photography Studio, Grand Rapids, Mich., as part of the ArtPrize competition 2013.

ArtPrize is an international art competition, open to any artist and decided by public vote, promoting critical dialogue and collaboration throughout the year.

In Her Closet: Clothing as Metaphor is an installation of 12 sheer organza dresses. The choice of fabric is a conscious effort to address the transparency of one's identity. The sheer fabric allows the viewer to see the way in which the garment has been constructed which demonstrates the process in sewing a swell as the process of living. The characteristics of each dress are universal...emotions anyone may have experienced from time to time.

ArtPrize is the world's largest art prize, and the largest art competition to decide its awards by public vote, resulting in an active exchange of ideas from populist to professional and everyone in-between.

The 2013, ArtPrize will distribute 16 awards totaling $560,000.
$360,000 will be decided by a direct vote of attending visitors.
$200,000 will be decided by a panel of jurors.


Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015  , and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

Categories: visualarts