The American Latino Museum Needs Your Votes


Five finalists have been announced for the Friends of the American Latino Museum’s second annual Campaign Design Contest. Now it’s up to you to pick the winner.
According to NBC Latino, voters will determine the museum’s next campaign design. The Friends of the American Latino Museum are encouraging people to vote at There, voters can see each design and learn more about the inspiration for each piece.
All artists chosen as finalists are Latinos who have showcased their work.
According to a statement from the museum, the finalists are:

  • Gene Jimenez of Orange, CA. Gene is a faculty member of the University of Redlands art department.
  • Elizabeth Sass of Annandale, VA. Elizabeth is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech who does graphic design and screenprinting in her spare time.
  • Ana Maria Villegas of Coral Gables, FL. Ana Maria is a portrait artist who also enjoys sculpture and design.
  • Jaime Flores of Alexandria, VA. Jaime is a Nuyorican poet, D.J., and communications guru.
  • Brittany Alfonzo and Justin Hannis of Bellflower, CA. Together, they are Pixelevel, a graphic design firm.

The winner will be featured during the FRIENDS 2013 national campaign and will travel to Washington D.C. for the unveiling ceremony.
The contest is just one of the many ways the FRIENDS group is working toward raising awareness about the museum, which will not  be built for several more years. 
. . . Since 2009 the Commission has been working hard traveling around raising awareness on the importance of creating a museum to celebrate the history of the Latino community in the United States, a museum by and for the people who will showcase American Latino art and culture,” the report said.
(Photo by Gene Jimenez via NBC Latino)