Thursday, December 8, 2016
KRIS Wine and Americans for the Arts are proud to announce that Pete Beeman, creator of the Hampline Exploration Stations in Memphis, Tennessee, is the grand prize winner of the KRIS Wine “Art of Giving” contest. Beeman’s winning installation is a three-part piece along the Hampline, a two-mile bike path in the Memphis neighborhood of Binghampton. As the grand prize winner, Beeman will receive a $10,000 prize.
The contest, which took place September 12–October 31, 2016, invited consumers, art enthusiasts, and KRIS fans to vote for their favorite public art project from more than 50 U.S artists who created works in the form of sculptures, murals and installations. In addition to Pete Beeman's top prize, the next seven artists who had received the greatest number of votes will also receive cash prizes. The winning works are as follows: