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TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2014 MITCHELL A. WILDER AWARDS DESIGN COMPETITION

Jon Long

FORT WORTH, Texas–March 24, 2014–The Texas Association of Museums (TAM) announced today the winners of the 35th annual Mitchell A. Wilder Publication Design Awards Competition. Created to recognize achievement in graphic design and media production and to encourage quality in public presentations, the Wilder Design Competition drew 43 entries from museums of all sizes, regions, and disciplines throughout the state of Texas.

Museums must be institutional members of TAM to enter the competition. Entries are limited to one per category. The five categories include: Invitations and Development Campaign Materials; Newsletters, Brochures, and Announcements; Books and Catalogs; Marketing Materials, Supplementary Materials, and Posters; and Non-Print Media. Entries must be produced or commissioned by the museum and must relate directly to the museum’s program.

Ruth Ann Rugg, Executive Director of TAM, commented:
“The Wilder Awards Competition draws the best examples of graphic design from museums throughout Texas. I am pleased to see that award winners represent museums of many different kinds, both large and small. The quality of this year’s field is excellent and I look forward to putting them on view at the TAM Annual Meeting for the membership to see.”

After a day-long selection process, the judges named 19 Wilder Award winners at 11 institutions, as well as the Best of Show. A total of 7 gold certificates, 6 silver certificates, and 6 merit certificates will be awarded. The awards will be announced on April 4 the TAM Annual Meeting in Lubbock, and on view in the Wilder Awards booth in the Exhibit Hall.

The 2014 jurors were Lindsey Jones, Art Director and Jackie Avila, Graphic Designer with The Business Press and Ashley Henderson, Collections Manager & Registrar at National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth. Judging took place at the TAM Office, Fort Worth. The TAM Council communications committee administers the competition, which is named in honor of Mitchell A. Wilder (1913-1979), founding director of the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, and an advocate of excellence in museum publication.

For more information, please contact the TAM office at 817-332-1177.

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS 2014 WILDER AWARDS WINNERS

  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth
  • Baylor University, Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco
  • Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Cuero
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
  • The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock The Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall
  • Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock
  • The Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock
  • The Citadelle Art Foundation, Canadian
  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas
  • The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University, San Marcos