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Art Alive 2014

A Living Art Contest

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12–2 pm

Students from Sacred Heart Academy won the judges' award for Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection for re-creating Jason Middlebrook’s Underlife, 2012–13, at Art Alive 2014. The actual sculpture is in the background. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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On Saturday, June 7, 2014, students, teachers, and friends created living representations of works of art from the Albright-Knox's Collection and beyond for the eighteenth annual Art Alive living art contest. Nearly 2,000 spectactors turned out in the beautiful weather to enjoy the tableaux and vote for their favorites in the People's Choice Awards. 

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Winning Entries

 
BEST TABLEAU FROM THE ALBRIGHT-KNOX’S COLLECTION

Sacred Heart Academy
Jason Middlebrook’s Underlife, 2012–13 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

HANDYMAN AWARD FOR BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP

Stanley G. Falk School
Fred W. McDarrah’s George Segal with Cinema, New York 1/3, 1964, 1964 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH AWARD FOR MOST UNUSUAL

Springville-Griffith Institute
Fred Tomaselli’s Echo, Wow and Flutter, 2000 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

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

St. Christopher School
Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, 1823 (Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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

St. Mary’s High School
Roy Lichtenstein’s Ohhh . . . Alright . . . , 1964/In the Car, 1963/M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture), 1965 (Private collection/Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art/Museum Ludwig, Germany)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: BEST TABLEAU (ADULT)

Tracy Snyder
Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s The Swing, 1767 (The Wallace Collection, London)

Honorable Mentions

 
Cardinal O’Hara High School
Pablo Picasso’s Three Musicians, 1921 (Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Catholic Academy of West Buffalo
Edward Henry Potthast’s A Holiday, ca. 1915 (Collection The Art Institute of Chicago)

City Honors School
Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, 1907–08 (Collection Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Austria)

Madonna Coleman-Petrik
Albert Bierstadt’s Home of the Rainbow, Horseshoe Falls, Niagara (Questroyal Fine Art)

Erie 1 BOCES
Nancy Rubins’s Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Monochrome I, Built to Live Anywhere, at Home Here, 2010–11 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Frontier High School
Still from Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1920

Gowanda High School
Georgia O’Keeffe’s Two Calla Lilies on Pink, 1928 (Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Gowanda High School
Salvador Dalí’s Ballerina in a Death’s Head, 1939 (Collection unknown)

Holland Elementary
Fernand Léger’s The Walking Flower, 1951 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Holland Elementary
Norman Rockwell’s The County Agent, 1948 (Collection Nebraska Center for Continuing Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln)

Keep Art in Your Heart Art Classes
Edward Bird’s Ready for Market (Collection Wolverhampton Art Gallery, West Midlands, UK)

Keep Art in Your Heart Art Classes
The Niobid Painter’s Red-Figure Amphora with Musical Scene, 460–450 BC (Collection The Walters Art Museum)

Keep Art in Your Heart Art Classes
Odilon Redon’s Ophelia, 1900–05 (Dian Woodner Collection, New York)

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Paul Delaroche’s The Execution of Lady Jane Gray, 1833 (Collection The National Gallery, London)

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Jean Dubuffet’s The Loud One, 1973 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Lancaster High School Art Honor Society
Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, 1823 (Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

Nichols School
Catherine Opie’s Being and Having, 1991 (Regen Projects, Los Angeles)

North Collins Junior/Senior High School
Thomas Eakins’s Music, 1904 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

North Collins Junior/Senior High School
Robert Frank’s Trolley, New Orleans, 1955 (Collection The Art Institute of Chicago)

North Collins Junior/Senior High School
Winslow Homer’s Croquet Players, 1865 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

North Collins Junior/Senior High School
Dorothea Tanning’s Guardian Angels, 1946 (Collection The New Orleans Museum of Art)

Queen of Heaven Art Club
Joan Miró’s Carnival of Harlequin, 1924–25 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

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)

Jessica Smith
Mary Cassatt’s The Loge, ca. 1878–80 (Collection National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC)

Southwestern High School
Andy Warhol’s 100 Cans, 1962 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

St. John Vianney Elementary School
Camille Pissarro’s Peasants in the Fields, Eragny, 1890 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

West Seneca East Academy of Visual Art & Honor Society
Sandy Skoglund’s Fresh Hybrid, 2008 (Collection unknown)

West Seneca East Academy of Visual Art & Honor Society
Kiki Smith’s Born, 2002 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Williamsville South High School
Eugène Delacroix’s July 28: Liberty Leading the People, 1830 (Collection Musée du Louvre)


Sponsors

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery wishes to express its appreciation to event chairpersons Jodie Denne and Nancy Stevens, the Members’ Volunteer 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
Monica Angle
Bob Bojdak and Sarah Williams
Bonnie and Nick Hopkins
Martha and Tom Hyde
Larkin Square
Marcia and Alphonso O’Neil-White
Paul William Beltz LLC
The Pierce Family Foundation
Deborah Ronnen
Sanderson Wealth Management, LLC
Carolyn and John Yurtchuk

Special Thanks to Our Judges
Anthony Amigone, Jr.
Kyle Butler, artist
Congressman Brian Higgins
Don and Cindi Ingalls, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
Darryl Shannon, Buffalo Sabres Alumnus
Dr. Janne Sirén, Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Special Arrangements for the Day
Wegmans


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