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"St. Sebastian” in San Francisco + Washington, DC


MANDEM was awarded the Judge’s Circle Award for The Trials of St. Sebastian: Paion, a mixed-media/oil painting shown at the Rare Artist exhibit at Fenwick & West in San Francisco, CA and then in the Kennedy Caucus Room at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC (March, 2017).


“Our intention was to make images that serve allegories of love in the age of apocalypse, and of the transformative powers of grief and faith, and that showed at once the horror of plagues and destruction and death, and also the beauty and light that transcends death,” MANDEM said of the Medical Trials of the Saints painting series at an artist talk.


The judges recognized MANDEM’s work for artistic integrity while tackling issues that impact populations affected by rare diseases and medical conditions.


Published August 31, 2017 [Note: This painting is available as a print from our Etsy Shop.]