Parkdale Shopping Bag Submission

Oh La La UPDATE: Just received this email from the organizer of the Call for Entries:

"Below are listed the top 10 finalists in the competition. They are not listed in any particular order.

Havvy Ord – “Parkdale is People”
Erin Candela – “Parkdale Beauty”
John Fernandes – “The World On Your Corner”
Brad Emsley – (Untitled)
Crystal Bretschger – “People of Parkdale”
Ginnie Chin – “Parkdale”
Andrea Stajan-Ferkul – “Everyting Old Is New Again II”
Tricia Johnson – “A Look”
Millie Knaff – “Parkdale Beauty”
Alec Dempster – “Growing Together”

We will announce the Grand Prize Winner at the Parkdale Shopping Bag Design Unveiling – Wine & Cheese Reception to take place on Weds., June 16th at Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen St. West – just west of Cowan Ave., beside Green P parking lot) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

The top 10 designs will be exhibited at Gallery 1313 for 2 weeks after the opening reception."

Original Post: I just submitted a 1-colour illustration (see below) to the Parkdale Shopping Bag Call for Entries.

The chosen design will be printed on 5,000 re-usable shopping bags manufactured by Hey Jute and will be given out for FREE by PVBIA volunteers at local events including Nuit Blanche 2010 and Queen West Art Crawl 2010. On top of all this great publicity the winner is awarded 500 bucks! Pretty Sweet.

Inspiration: On my morning listen to Q on CBC radio, I learned of a new graphic novel based on the notorious Toronto bike thief, Igor Kenk. Sounds like an interesting read into the life and times of Kenk leading up to his arrest in 2008 for the theft of 3000 bikes. Check out KENK for more info.


Anonymous said...

A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody. ....................................................

Johnny said...

Good luck in the contest! You're design is outasite.

Crystal Bretschger said...

Thanks for the encouragement Johnny! I hope the judges think so as well. I'll be sure to update the blog as soon as I find out.

Johnny said...

Good to hear. Sounds like you will know soon.

You mentioned the Igor Kenk story...so interesting. My own thinking is that he crossed some pretty big lines, but was more of a hoarder than a real thief. Maybe he can channel his love of bicycles into something beautiful.

Johnny, currently in Vancover Island.

Crystal Bretschger said...

Thanks Johnny. I'm sorry I'm late with the news... Here's the article for the artist that won the contest: http://www.insidetoronto.com/news/local/article/839959--printmaker-wins-bag-design-contest

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