Applaud the Artist Cover Contest names winner

APPLAUD THE ARTIST JUDGES' COMMENTS: Like the retro look to the design. Very technical and refined, yet has the look of a hand-drawn piece with variations of thickness in the line art. Has a nice contemporary feel. Strong image as a cover design, with an elegance of style. This one would catch your eye in passing.
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When creating her winning design for the Applaud the Artist Cover Contest, Trilogy Gunby wanted to combine all of the fine arts in one illustration.

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Her cover features a woman playing a keyboard with one hand to represent music and holding a nib ink pen to show the visual arts. She represents a classic movie star for theater, wears ballet shoes for dance, and stands against a backdrop of news articles and arts programs for the writing arts.

Gunby, 21, a June graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, said this is the first big art contest she’s won. She completed the design in about 12 hours.

“I’m really excited, and I really hope it will open some doors for me. I can definitely see it doing that,” Gunby said.

Ten designs were selected as finalists and will be displayed at The Augusta Chronicle booth during the Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival Sept. 14-16.

From the top 10, the judges selected our arts preview edition cover design and four honorable mention awards.

The judges were Keith Claussen, Applause art columnist; Todd Beasley, creative director at Morris Museum of Art; and Alan C. MacTaggart, chairman of the Department of Art at Augusta State University.

– LaTina Emerson, staff writer

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Jake 09/06/12 - 10:14 am
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Really nice

The only reason I read this article was because of the graphic design by Ms Gunby. It really catches your eye and that is what art is supposed to do. Great job, Ms Gunby!

Lindsay S Thetford
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Lindsay S Thetford 09/06/12 - 11:02 am
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Love it!

Fantastic design Trilogy. Love how it combines different forms of the arts. Great job!

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