Anacortes artist Jennifer McGill submitted the winning design for a “Twisp T-shirt” in a project coordinated by the Town of Twisp and Methow Arts.
McGill used images of various vegetables to create an American flag design, with the inscription “Twisp, Wa.”
A local selection panel reviewed many submitted design proposals, said Methow Arts Executive Director Amanda Jackson Mott. She said the submissions were varied in style, size and shape.
“This design conveys Twisp as a strong and proud small American town — comprised of a vital and growing community, reflected in the vegetables and our iconic farmers market,” said Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody. “It was chosen due to its simplicity in theme, potential for use in the future, and its widespread appeal.”
“My design is inspired by the American flag with a twist on Twisp. The flag design shares Twisp’s amazing gardens and home-grown appeal as true Americana represented in our American flag,” McGill said.
McGill is a painter, illustrator, designer and mother. Although she does not live in the Methow Valley, her connection to the valley prompted her to enter the competition, Mott said. Visit her website at http://jennmcgill.com.
Sales of T-shirts with the design will be handled by Methow Arts and will go to a fund to support public art maintenance in Twisp.
The T-shirts will be available by donation on July 4 at the Twisp parade, and at the Methow Arts office after that day. Several colors, sizes and styles will be available. Contact Methow Arts at email@example.com or all 997-4004 to place orders.