I’m sure many of you have been eagerly awaiting the results of the 2010 Three Rivers Arts Festival Poster Contest. We received 70 eligible entries from artists from around the Pittsburgh region. The results are in, and now, we are proud to announce the four winners. All four winners’ artwork will be produced as posters, and will be used to help promote the Festival throughout the Pittsburgh region.
Our sincere thanks to all of the artists who submitted their work. Your support of Three Rivers Arts Festival is greatly appreciated.
Grand Prize Winner
Waking up to the Arts
Stephen Haynes’ poster design, titled Waking up to the Arts, was selected by the Festival’s Advisory Board as the Grand Prize winner. The Board felt his submission best reflected the Festival’s mission to connect the community to the arts. We’ll share more information about Stephen in a special blog post next week.
The staff of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust chose Laurie Barr’s Three River Canvas as their favorite artwork from among all entries. In her eye-catching poster design, Laurie depicted the city of Pittsburgh popping with elements of the arts.
Lindsey Huss’s poster was selected by the Festival Advisory Board as the best high school student submission. Lindsay, age 17, said she was inspired to create this design after looking at her hand while sketching out thumbnails for possible contest entries. “The image of a hand painting a picture of Pittsburgh popped into my head and thus this piece was created.” Lindsay is a student at the Forbes Road Career And Technology Center.
684 people cast votes in the People’s Choice contest, and Rana Ryan’s painting Pittsburgh Rivers came out the winner. Rana used acrylic paint to create a Pittsburgh skyline in vibrant colors. Thanks to Pittsburgh City Paper for hosting the People’s Choice vote.