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Re-creation of Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird], 1940 (Nickolas Muray Collection of Mexican Art)

Virtual Art Alive 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021 ● 9 am
Monday, May 17, 2021 ● 5 pm

FREE
Virtual Event

Join us this year for Art Alive—online for the second time! The Albright-Knox's annual contest normally takes place outside, but, inspired by last year’s awe-inspiring 300 entries, we’re bringing it back to the Internet. Participants create living representations of famous works of art and compete for more than $1,000 in cash prizes. Anyone can participate, including students, community groups, organizations, households, and individuals. Participants build their stunning replicas—often called tableaux—using people, props, and their creativity. 

This year's winning entries are listed below. Please join us for an Art Alive Celebration at Bidwell Park in Buffalo on June 12, from 10 am to 1 pm.

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Winners

People's Choice Awards

  • Individuals: Shannon Rose Panepento's re-creation of Faith Ringgold’s Street Story Quilt, 1985 (Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • Groups/Households: Paige Marki's re-creation of William Bouguereau’s The Elder Sister, 1869 (Collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)
  • Pets: Amelia Hodgins's re-creation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine, ca. 1489–90 (Collection Czartoryski Museum)
  • Kids: Michele Grisanti's re-creation of Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Still #53, 1980 (Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Judges' Awards

Individuals

  • Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection/AK Public Art: Madison Swartz's re-creation of Chuck Close’s Janet, 1992 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
  • Best Craftsmanship: Bill Buranich's re-creation of René Magritte's The Son of Man, 1964 (Private collection)
  • Best Use of Photoshop: Zoe Tuppen's re-creation of Raffaelo Monti’s Veiled Lady, ca. 1860 (Collection of The Minneapolis Institute of Art)
  • Most Creative Entry Using Household Items: Kayla L. Prigg's re-creation of Sir John Everett Millais’s Mariana, 1851 (Collection Tate)

Groups/Households

  • Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection/AK Public Art: Nichols Middle School Art Club's re-creation of Jun Kaneko’s dangos in The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko, 2020–2021 (Public art)
  • Best Craftsmanship: Mandi Antonucci's re-creation of Nikolai Karacharskov’s Russia, They Write About Us, 1969 (Private collection)
  • Best Use of Photoshop: Jeff Babbitt's re-creation of Raphael’s School of Athens, 1508–1511 (Collection Vatican Museums)
  • Most Creative Entry Using Household Items: Lisa Brotz's re-creation of Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare, 1781 (Collection Detroit Institute of Arts)

Pets

  • Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection/AK Public Art: Nicole Missel's re-creation of Giacomo Balla’s Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
  • Best Craftsmanship: Marissa Salhany's re-creation of Charles Burton Barber’s The Hiding Place, 1891 (Private collection)
  • Best Use of Photoshop: Zoe Tuppen's re-creation of Franz Marc’s Green and White Horse, 1913 (Private collection)
  • Most Creative Entry Using Household Items: Caitlin Burns's re-creation of August Heyn’s The Exhausted Mother, 1871 (Private collection)

Kids

  • Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection/AK Public Art: Morgan Chiantella's re-creation of Chuck Close’s Janet, 1992 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
  • Best Craftsmanship: Callista Neal's re-creation of Banksy's Umbrella Girl, 2008 (Public art)
  • Best Use of Photoshop: Dan Szczesny's re-creation of Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940 (Nickolas Muray Collection of Mexican Art)
  • Most Creative Entry Using Household Items: Ava Wright's re-creation of Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665 (Collection Mauritshuis Museum)

Re-creation of Faith Ringgold’s Street Story Quilt, 1985 (Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Re-creation of William Bouguereau’s The Elder Sister, 1869 (Collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

Re-creation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine, ca. 1489–90 (Collection Czartoryski Museum)

Re-creation of Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Still #53, 1980 (Collection The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

Re-creation of Chuck Close’s Janet, 1992 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Re-creation of René Magritte's The Son of Man, 1964 (Private collection)

Re-creation of Raffaelo Monti’s Veiled Lady, ca. 1860 (Collection of The Minneapolis Institute of Art)

Re-creation of Sir John Everett Millais’s Mariana, 1851 (Collection Tate)

Re-creation of Jun Kaneko’s dangos in The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko, 2020–2021 (Public art)

Re-creation of Nikolai Karacharskov’s Russia, They Write About Us, 1969 (Private collection)

Re-creation of Raphael’s School of Athens, 1508–1511 (Collection Vatican Museums)

Re-creation of Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare, 1781 (Collection Detroit Institute of Arts)

Re-creation of Giacomo Balla’s Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Re-creation of Charles Burton Barber’s The Hiding Place, 1891 (Private collection)

Re-creation of Franz Marc’s Green and White Horse, 1913 (Private collection)

Re-creation of August Heyn’s The Exhausted Mother, 1871 (Private collection)

Re-creation of Chuck Close’s Janet, 1992 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

Re-creation of Banksy's Umbrella Girl, 2008

Re-creation of Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird], 1940 (Nickolas Muray Collection of Mexican Art)

Re-creation of Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665 (Collection Mauritshuis Museum)

Event Sponsors

Art Alive has been made possible by the City of Buffalo and Council Member Joel Feroleto.

Special Thanks to Our Judges

Michele Agosto
Dr. Helen Cappuccino
Councilman Joel Feroleto
Cathy Gatewood
Elizabeth Hyatt
Janne Sirén

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