Emotionally Charged Wounded Warrior Dogs Take $200K ArtPrize Award

To craftsman James Mellick, his carved “Wounded Warrior Dogs” are more than just a symbol of courage and loyalty in battle. They hold real personal meaning and display the stories of the many battle-wounded veterans Mellick spoke with while creating his work.

To the community of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mellick’s work represents the best the international art community has to offer, as it won the $200,000 grand prize in the city’s annual art competition, ArtPrize. Out of 1,453 entries, Mellick’s work took both the top prize, decided by public vote, and a juried award for 3-D art.

Source: http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/artpri...