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Last Chance to Enter This Year’s Living Art Contest, Art Alive

May 14, 2013

Students from Elmwood Franklin School re-create Joan Miró’s Carnaval d’Arlequin (Carnival Of Harlequin), 1924–25 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery), Art Alive 2012. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

At the Albright-Knox’s annual contest, Art Alive, participants create living representations of famous works of art for great prizes. Anyone can participate, including students, community groups, organizations, families, and individuals. Participants build their stunning replicas—often called tableaux—using people, props, and even music.

More than $1,000 in cash prizes is given to winning tableaux. Judges award points to participants based on degree of difficulty, creativity, interpretation of original artwork, quality, and overall impression. They will award prizes for the Best Tableau from the Gallery’s Collection ($300), the Handyman Award for Best Craftsmanship ($250), and the Off-the-Beaten-Path Award for Most Unusual Entry ($250).

Spectators can also vote for their favorite tableaux, and will select the People’s Choice Awards in three categories: Grades K–8 ($200), Grades 9–12 ($200), and Adults ($200).

There is still time to sign up if you would like to participate in this year’s contest on Saturday, June 1. Simply complete and submit the Art Alive entry form, and get to work on your tableau! The deadline to register is Friday, May 17.

If you’re not up for re-creating a work of art this year, we hope you’ll join us on June 1, from noon–2 pm, to see the overwhelming creativity on display, and vote for your favorites in the People’s Choice Awards. We will also have music and family art activities, where children of all ages can make something to take home with them.

We hope to see you at the Gallery for Art Alive 2013!

Art Alive 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013, noon–2 pm
Gallery Grounds (across from Hoyt Lake)

Need some inspiration?
View Photos from Art Alive 2012
View Photos from Art Alive 2011
View Photos from Art Alive 2010