Tri-County Independent Living Announces Winners of Artists with Disabilities Holiday Card Design Competition

This is a press release from Tri-County Independent Living:

Tri-County Independent Living is pleased to announce the winners of its Artists with Disabilities Holiday Card Design Competition facilitated by Trajectory and The Studio. Trajectory is a career development program for visual, literary and performing artists in Humboldt County and a program of The Ink People Center for the Arts. The Studio is a project of HCAR and is an arts venue for supporting and showcasing art by people with disabilities.

A $100 prize for First Place was awarded to Allen Cassidy for his design Around the Campfire. Mr. Cassidy, a local Humboldt County artist, says he has been an artist all of his life. His preferred medium is pencil and pen, but he also works with acrylic paint, clay, and markers. Animals and all different kinds of cats and dogs, have been Allen’s inspiration for creating artwork. Allen also produces pet portraits referring to photos of people’s pets.

Second Place and a $75 prize was awarded to Reuben T. Mayes, also a local Humboldt County Artist, for his design entitled Happy New Year. Both artists were honored and presented their awards on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at TCIL’s office at 139 5th Street, Eureka.

Tri- County Independent Living will use the winning design as the featured cover of its 2018 holiday greeting card. Tri- County Independent Living is a non-profit agency providing services to persons with disabilities that increases their independence and also advocates for full access to people with disabilities and full participation in the community.

Thanks to all the participating artists to make this a successful event!

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