Friday, November 8, 2013

2013 A&O Prize for High School Student Art is Bailee Brantley

"Risk" by Bailee Brantley, 11th Grade, Crispus Attucks High School
Winner of the A&O Prize for Contemporary Religious Art - Student Art Contert 2013
INDIANA---Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts is pleased to announce the 2013 winner of the A&O Prize for High School Student Art, eleventh grade student Bailee Brantley of Indianapolis. "We seek to inspire youth to engage with the realities of religious diversity," said Gregory Disney-Britton, chair of Alpha Omega Arts. "This painting of the risk gay couples take when seeking religious connections is a particularly relevant message for today." Past winners of the A&O Prize for High School Student Art are: Samreen Uzzama (2012); and Rachael Walker (2011). All student participants must be residents of Indianapolis (grades 9-12).  Bailee's prize also includes professional framing of her painting "Risk" (below) by AVFraming of Indianapolis, and will be presenting during tomorrow's Spirit & Place Festival program, "Art+Faith+Risk."

Since 2008, Alpha Omega Arts has been surveying members about the impact of Religious Art experiences in the United States, and awarding the ALPHA OMEGA PRIZE.