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

Virtual Art Alive 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022 ● 9 am
Monday, April 11, 2022 ● 5 pm

FREE
Virtual Event

Join us this year for Art Alive—online for the third time! After the overwhelming response and success of the past two years, we’re continuing the virtual aspect of this beloved program. Participants create living representations of famous works of art for great 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. More than $1,000 in cash prizes is given to the winning tableaux.

This year's winning entries are listed below. Please join us for the Art Alive 2022 Celebration at Bidwell Park in Buffalo on June 11, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Winners

People's Choice Awards

  • Individuals: Joan Cooper's re-creation of József Rippl-Rónai's Woman with a Birdcage, 1892 (Collection Hungarian National Gallery)
  • Groups/Households: North Tonawanda Intermediate School Art Alive Club's re-creation of Nancy Rubins's Monochrome I, Built to Live Anywhere, at Home Here, 2010–11 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
  • Pets: Syd Capasso's re-creation of Childe Hassam's Phyllis in a Streamer Hat, 1923 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
  • Kids: Julie LaManna's St. Christopher Catholic School student's re-creation of Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, 1903–04 (Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago)

Judges' Awards

Individuals

  • Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection/AK Public Art: Elio Capasso's re-creation of Joshua Reynolds's Cupid as Link Boy, 1774 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
  • Best Craftsmanship: Danielle Denisco's re-creation of Pablo Picasso's Woman in a Hat with Pompoms and a Printed Blouse, 1962 (Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • Most Creative Entry Using Household Items: Danielle Denisco's re-creation of Philippe Mercier's Portrait of a Girl with a Bottle and a Glass, 1760 (Collection National Trust, Wimpole Hall)

Groups/Households

  • Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection/AK Public Art: Genesee Valley Central School's re-creation of Laylah Ali's Untitled, 2001 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
  • Best Craftsmanship: Grand Island High School Art Club's re-creation of Jāzeps Grosvalds's Three Women on the Street of Baghdad, 1919 (Collection Latvian National Museum of Art)
  • Most Creative Entry Using Household Items: Susan Carey's re-creation of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Algerian Girl, 1881 (Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Pets

  • Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection/AK Public Art: Syd Capasso's re-creation of Childe Hassam's Phyllis in a Streamer Hat, 1923 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
  • Best Craftsmanship: Maureen Conners's re-creation of Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy, 1897 (Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
  • Most Creative Entry Using Household Items: Kimimela Ball's re-creation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine, ca. 1489–90 (Collection Czartoryski Museum) 

Kids

  • Best Tableau from the Albright-Knox’s Collection/AK Public Art: Emily and Charlie Ledebur's re-creation of Helen Frankenthaler's Round Trip, 1957 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)
  • Best Craftsmanship: Katrina Gibbons's re-creation of Gustave Courbet's The Desperate Man, 1843–45 (Private collection)
  • Most Creative Entry Using Household Items: Eve Wilson's re-creation of Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665 (Collection Mauritshuis Museum)

A re-creation of József Rippl-Rónai's Woman with a Birdcage, 1892 (Collection Hungarian National Gallery)

A re-creation of Nancy Rubins's Monochrome I, Built to Live Anywhere, at Home Here, 2010–11 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

A re-creation of Childe Hassam's Phyllis in a Streamer Hat, 1923 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

A re-creation of Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, 1903–04 (Collection of The Art Institute of Chicago)

A re-creation of Joshua Reynolds's Cupid as Link Boy, 1774 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

A re-creation of Pablo Picasso's Woman in a Hat with Pompoms and a Printed Blouse, 1962 (Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A re-creation of John William Waterhouse's Psyche Opening the Door into Cupid's Garden, 1903 (Collection Harris Museum and Art Gallery)

A re-creation of Laylah Ali's Untitled, 2001 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

A re-creation of Jāzeps Grosvalds's Three Women on the Street of Baghdad, 1919 (Collection Latvian National Museum of Art)

A re-creation of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Algerian Girl, 1881 (Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

A re-creation of Henri Rousseau's The Sleeping Gypsy, 1897 (Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

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

A re-creation of Helen Frankenthaler's Round Trip, 1957 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery)

A re-creation of Gustave Courbet's The Desperate Man, 1843–45 (Private collection)

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

Special Thanks to Our Judges

Monica Angle
Asantewa K. Holley
Eunice Lewin
Janne Sirén
Edreys Wajed
Leslie Zemsky

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