Sunday, October 2, 2016

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton
Voting is important this year. Join us in voting for the 2016 Alpha & Omega Prize for Contemporary Religious Arts (Oct. 2-31, 2016). As your daily news aggregator, Alpha Omega Arts sponsors this annual prize to recognize a single work of art and its creator, for sparking religious dialogue in America. Only living artists are eligible each year, such as this week's religious art newsmakers: "Adam" by Archie Rand (below) or even "God Is Man Made" by John Giorno. You decide who wins. The first honoree in 2008 was "The Dead Christ in a Tomb" by Kehinde Wiley and last year's winning work (2015) was "The Saint John's Bible" by Donald Jackson. The 2016 prize honoree will be decided by the majority vote of subscribers and the winner announced on November 1st at AlphaOmegaArts.org. [Vote Today]

The 10 finalists are determined by the top page views on Alpha Omega Arts over the last 365 days of arts news stories.  The 10 finalists for 2016 are listed below:
  1. AOPrize Finalist: "Adoration of the Magi" by Armando Adrian-Lopez [Vote]
  2. AOPrize Finalist: "Lamb is the New Black" by Scott Brooks [Vote]
  3. AOPrize Finalist: "Rising From the Fire" by Philip Campbell [Vote]
  4. AOPrize Finalist: "Jesus the Hunter" by Michele Castagnetti [Vote]
  5. AOPrize Finalist: "The Book of Genesis" by R. Crumb [Vote]
  6. AOPrize Finalist: "LOVE" by Robert Indiana [Vote]
  7. AOPrize Finalist: "Omer Counter" by Tobi Kahn [Vote]
  8. AOPrize Finalist: "The Magi" by J.C. Lewis [Vote]
  9. AOPrize Finalist: "Black Stupa" by Walter McConnell [Vote]
  10. AOPrize Finalist: "Garbage Day" by Tom Torluemke [Vote]
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