Daniel Moore sketch

Prominent Alabama artist Daniel A. Moore has announced a single forthcoming masterwork in oils that will both commemorate Alabama’s recent BCS National Championship and serve as the basis for the United States Sports Academy’s official 2011 College Football Game of the Year Award® artwork.

For six years, Moore has created artwork that has become an integral part of the College Football Game of the Year Award®. The prestigious annual award was initiated by the United States Sports Academy in 2005 to pay tribute to a team whose efforts in a college football game exemplify the principles of high athletic endeavor, complete dedication to victory, and unified team effort. The award is a part of the Academy’s Awards of Sport series, established as “a tribute to the artist and the athlete.”

“My heartfelt congratulations go out to the Alabama players and coaches and the entire Bama nation,” says Moore, the Academy’s 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, from his studio in Hoover, Ala. “As an Alabama graduate, artist and documenter of sports history, I am certainly thrilled about commemorating this historic event. I am especially honored to work with the Academy in creating the official artwork for the 2011 College Football Game of the Year Award® and Limited Edition fine art print and canvases.”

Moore has designed a single painting that pays tribute to Alabama’s success in all phases of the 2012 BCS Championship Game—encompassing the offense, defense and special teams. The bottom section of the painting will focus on Alabama’s dominating defense that recorded a shutout against previously No. 1-ranked LSU. Designed to serve as a stand-alone painting, Moore will first paint this bottom section, which he has titled, “The Shutout.” This work will then be published as the Official College Football Game of the Year® Limited Edition Giclée Prints and Canvases.

“‘The Shutout’ is my special artistic tribute to the 2011 Crimson Tide Defense—one of the best ever,” Moore says. “For this lower section of the painting, I have utilized my traditional ‘single-scene’ format, reminiscent of ‘The Goal Line Stand,’ ‘The Kick,’ ‘The Sack’ and others. However, I have added the element of ‘time’ as a nuance to ‘The Shutout,’ making it a time-lapse portrait of the swarming Alabama defenders as they are depicted at different points in the game, yet appearing together in one visual setting.” (Shown in the preliminary sketch.)

Upon completion of “The Shutout,” Moore will then proceed to complete the upper portion of his specially designed painting. The overall finished work will be titled “Restoring the Order” (Shown in the preliminary sketch.) and will be offered as Limited Edition Fine Art Lithographs by New Life Art, Inc. For more information, go to http://www.newlifeart.com.