Saturday, November 5, 2016

2016 Alpha Omega Prize Winners: Seattle Art Museum, Smithsonian Curator, and Indianapolis Artist

The Alpha Omega Arts is proud to announce the ninth consecutive round of the Alpha & Omega Prize for Contemporary Religious Arts recognizing contemporary visual art that promotes religious dialogue in America, for better or worse. While Indiana-based wood carver Philip Campbell was announced on November 1st as the online readers' poll for the 2016 Alpha Omega Prize - Artist of the Year, two additional awards were selected by the Alpha Omega Arts’ editors. The Clergy of the Year awardee is Dr. Peter Manseau, the Smithsonian's first Religion Curator; and the Museum Exhibition of the Year awardee is the Seattle Art Museum for "Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb."

Artist of the Year - Philip Campbell
Clergy Advocate of the Year - Curator, Peter Manseau, Ph.D., Smithsonian, National Museum of American History
Museum Exhibition of the Year: Seattle Art Musem's "Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso, R. Crumb" (June 9–August 28, 2016)"