The results of our Pope Francis Art Contest are in! Thank you to all of the contest participants and voters for making this contest a success. If you are one of our top three winners, we will contact you shortly.
- Entries: 45
- Total number of votes: 24,156
- First place: #35 – Pontifex Omnibus by Jason Bach of Gresham, Ore.
- Second place: #28 – Our Pope: Francis by Jered Klodt of Cavalier AFS, N.D.
- Third place: #25 – And with your Spirit by Clare Tabera of Huntington Beach, Calif.
FIRST PLACE – 7,092 Votes
#35 – Pontifex Omnibus by Jason Bach, Gresham, Ore. (Ink and watercolor) – “Based on the portrait of Pope Innocent X by Diego Velazquez. Velazquez drew Innocent X looking very imperial and imperious on his papal throne. Francis, by contrast, sits not a throne but on a Roman public bus. By this I hoped to emphasize his humility and simplicity.”
SECOND PLACE – 6,846 votes
#28 – Our Pope: Francis by Jered Klodt, Cavalier AFS, N.D. (Charcoal) – “A portrait of Pope Francis done in charcoal with white chalk highlights on 11″x14″ pastel paper.”
THIRD PLACE – 4,091 votes
#25 – And with your Spirit by Clare Tabera, Huntington Beach, Calif. (Acrylic Paint) – “What can I say? Pope Francis and a dove.”