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Art Alive 2012

A Living Art Contest

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 12–2 pm

Michaela Richmond received the 2012 People’s Choice Award for Best Tableau (Grades 9–12) for her re-creation of Winslow Homer’s The Initials, 1864 (Private Collection). All photographs by Tom Loonan.

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Art Alive 2012 was a great success despite the soggy weather! Hundreds of spectators braved the rain to view living re-creations of artwork from the Gallery’s Collection and beyond.

View Photos of Winning Entries and Honorable Mentions

Winning Entries

 
BEST FIRST-TIME ENTRY

Julia Meldrum
Amedeo Modigliani’s La Jeune bonne (The Servant Girl), ca. 1918 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

BEST TABLEAU FROM THE GALLERY’S COLLECTION 

Lancaster High School
Clyfford Still’s 1957-D No. 1, 1957 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

HANDYMAN AWARD FOR BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

Keep Art in Your Heart Art Classes: Addison Richmond and Katie Sheffield
Claude Monet’s Le bassin aux nymphéas, harmonie verte (The Water Lily Pond, Green Harmony), 1899 (Collection Musée d’Orsay, Paris)

OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH AWARD FOR MOST UNUSUAL 

Keep Art in Your Heart Art Classes: Trinity Chatwood
Marisol’s Baby Girl, 1963 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery) 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST TABLEAU (GRADES K–8) 

St. Christopher School
Georges Seurat’s Study for Le Chahut, 1889 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery) 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST TABLEAU (GRADES 9–12) 

Keep Art in Your Heart Art Classes: Michaela Richmond
Winslow Homer’s The Initials, 1864 (Private Collection)

Honorable Mentions

 
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo
Alexander Calder’s Boomerangs, 1941 (Collection Calder Foundation, New York)

Emma Dee and Friend
Henri Matisse’s La Musique, 1939 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Jack Dee
Do Ho Suh’s Paratrooper-I, 2003 (Lehmann Maupin)

Elmwood Franklin School
Joan Miró’s Carnaval d’Arlequin (Carnival Of Harlequin), 1924–25 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Keep Art in Your Heart Art Classes
Pierre Puvis de Chavannes’s Hope, 1872 (Collection The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore) 

Lancaster High School
Banksy’s Sweeping It Under the Carpet, 2006 

Lancaster High School
Coney Island Lineup, 1935, by an unknown photographer 

Lancaster High School
Tales of Suspense #39: Iron Man!, 1963 (Marvel Comics) 

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Maxfield Parrish’s Reveries, 1913 (Collection National Museum of American Illustration) 

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Water nymph poster, ca. 1920s 

Saints Peter & Paul School
Piet Mondrian’s Composition No.11, 1940–42—LONDON, with Blue, Red and Yellow, 1940–42 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery) 

Springville-Griffith Institute High School Art Club
Alexander Calder’s Poisson volant (Flying Fish), 1957 (Private Collection, Chicago) 

St. Mary’s High School
Au Joyeux Moulin Rouge Poster, 1900 

Stanley G. Falk School
Jehan Georges Vibert’s The Marvelous Sauce, ca. 1890 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery) 

Sweet Home High School
Gustav Klimt’s Mäda Primavesi, 1912 (Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) 

Sweet Home High School
Antoine Auguste Ernest Hébert’s La Malaria, 1850 (Collection Château de Chantilly) 

Williamsville South High School Art Club
Edgar Degas’s Three Dancers in Violet Tutus, ca. 1896 (Collection The National Gallery, London)

 


 

Sponsors

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery wishes to express its appreciation to event chairpersons Julie Greene, Tracy Heneghan, and Margie Whistler, to the Junior Group and the Members’ Council of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and to all of our wonderful volunteers.

Presenting Sponsor
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York 

Benefactor
Amigone Funeral Home, Inc. 

Patrons
Susan O’Connor Baird and Bruce Baird
Jennifer Bayles and Rob Steinfeld
Robert Bojdak and Sarah Williams
Helen and Andy Cappuccino
Catherine and Stephen Foley
Tracy and Barry Heneghan
Bonnie and Nick Hopkins
Martha and Tom Hyde
The Pierce Family Charitable Foundation
Sanderson Wealth Management, LLC 

Special Thanks to Our Judges
Congressman Brian Higgins
Gerald Mead, Buffalo artist
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
Darryl Shannon, Buffalo Sabres Alumni
Leslie H. Zemsky, President, Board of Directors, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy

Special Arrangements for the Day
Lexington Co-op
Wegmans

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