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Captured: Art Alive

June 11, 2012

Lancaster High School received the award for Best Tableau from the Gallery’s Collection for their re-creation of Clyfford Still’s 1957-D No. 1, 1957 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery). Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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.

Our panel of judges, including Congressman Brian Higgins, Buffalo artist Gerald Mead, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, and Buffalo Sabres Alumni Darryl Shannon, selected our four special awards. Best First-time Entry—a new award to celebrate the Gallery’s 150th anniversary this year—went to Julia Meldrum for Amedeo Modigliani’s La Jeune bonne (The Servant Girl), ca. 1918; Best Tableau from the Gallery’s Collection went to Lancaster High School for Clyfford Still’s 1957-D No. 1, 1957; the Handyman Award for Best Craftsmanship went to Addison Richmond and Katie Sheffield for Claude Monet’s Le bassin aux nymphéas, harmonie verte (The Water Lily Pond, Green Harmony), 1899; and the Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual Entry went to Trinity Chatwood for Marisol’s Baby Girl, 1963.

For the People’s Choice Awards, St. Christopher School’s re-creation of Georges Seurat’s Study for Le Chahut, 1889, was voted Best Tableau (Grades K–8) and Michaela Richmond’s re-creation of Winslow Homer’s The Initials, 1864, was voted Best Tableau (Grades 9–12).

View Photos of Winning Entries and Honorable Mentions

Next year’s living art contest will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2013. It’s never too early to start planning your entry! Learn More and Get an Entry Form