Voting is Now Open in Memphis Brooks Museum of Arts’ African-Print Design Challenge

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In celebration of the next special exhibition, “African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style,” Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and Spoonflower, a Durham, North Carolina company, are partnering for an African-Print Design Challenge that incorporates the repeating design style of African print.

The online public voting is now open to determine the top 25 designs. A jury of local Memphis fashion designers, makers and relevant Brooks Museum staff will choose the grand prize winner from the top 25 designs.

The challenge invited creatives to design a textile that highlights the dynamic traditions of bold and colorful patterns found in African dress. The winning textile design will be featured during the exhibition opening on February 23 and will be used for a second part of the challenge. The winner will receive $200 Spoondollars and a $500 prize from the Brooks.

Online public voting ends 2 p.m. CT Jan. 9. The winning design will be announced Jan. 11. To vote, visit www.spoonflower.com/contests/african-art-memphis-brooks-museum-of-art.

Media contact: Karen Davis, Public Relations Specialist, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 901.544.6219, karen.davis@brooksmuseum.org. Please RSVP to Karen Davis.

About Spoonflower

Spoonflower, based in Durham, North Carolina, is the world’s first web-based service for custom, on-demand fabric creation making it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap.

About the Brooks

Founded in 1916, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art  is the oldest and largest major art museum in Tennessee that includes art from around the world in its collection. The Brooks Museum enriches the lives of our diverse community through the Museum's expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010