Nearly 150 pieces of art from Latter-day Saint artists around the world have been selected as part of the 12th International Art Competition of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Winners of the competition were announced during an awards ceremony Thursday evening during a presentation in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.
The church’s International Art Competition seeks to broadcast the lived faith of members worldwide, art curator Laura Paulsen Howe said in the news release.
“We hope to encourage the creation of quality art, showcase the breadth and diversity of Latter-day Saint cultural production and purchase art for the Church History Museum collection that helps to represent who we are as a people,” she said.
The theme for this year’s competition is taken from a Book of Mormon scripture in 2 Nephi 26:33, “All are alike unto God.”
There were 850 submissions for the competition. The artwork was selected by a team of five jurors: Heather Belnap, a scholar; Fidalis Buehler, an artist; Rose Datoc Dall, an artist; Amy Maxwell Howard, a scholar; and Nnamdi Okonkwo, an artist.
The works on display were created by artists from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Ghana, Iraq, Italy, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Ukraine and the United States, among others. These works come in a variety of media, including sculpture, ceramic, chitenge and tapa.
- Aïsha Lehmann, All Alike?
- Susana Isabel Silva, Su Luz Sobre Todos
- Steven Newman, Living Water
- Nicole Woodbury Preece, Within the Marrow of Our Bones
- Emma Koepsell, Inviteth Them All
- Michelle Franzoni Thorley, Making Space for Us
- Julie Yuen Yim, Partake of His Goodness
- Joseph Banda, But This is That Which Was Spoken by the Prophet Joel
- Megan Knobloch Geilman, Pietà
- Erica Stenkrona, He Doeth That Which is Good Among the Children of Men
- Carrie Ellen Carlisle, Family Dinner
- Ryan Muldowney, Man of Sorrows
- Christa Gedris, All Are Encircled in the Arms of His Love
- Loren Brown, House + Wilderness
- Joanne McLeish, The Tapestry of Rescue and Redemption
- Carol Johnson, Pew Shoes
- Diane Hatch, Lift Up the Hands that Hang Down
- Ryan Moffett, Not Even a Sparrow
- Laura Erekson, Cross Section Of A Tree No. 1
- Michelle Romano, The Invitation
- Alyce Bailey, The Others