Congratulations to the winners of the Streetbox Named Desire Art Project contest!
1st place: DC Peepin' in Dupont Circle (1517 Connecticut Avenue NW, in front of Kramerbooks)
Artist: Cara Hunt
Cara Hunt spent her early days experimenting with the assorted boxes of fabrics, notions and dress up clothes that surrounded her. From this early exposure to textiles, she developed the foundation for her diverse interest in fabric and pattern design. Cara began working (and continues to) as an Interior Design Consultant before graduating with a BA in Textile Design with honors from Massey University of New Zealand, specializing in screen printed textiles. Post-graduation, she has pursued her passion for pattern design, producing a range of screen printed textile products for interior design applications, which have been distributed in New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and the United States.
Cara draws her inspiration from both the contemporary and historic design world. Influences include architecture, small critters and animals, bold pattern, urban landscape, vintage fabrics and wallpapers, and pattern designers Florence Broadhurst, Lucienne Day, Suzy Hoodless, and Aimee Wilder.
2nd place: The City Paper Box Monster in Barracks Row (Corner of 8th and E Streets SE)
Artist: Annie Albagli
Annie Albagli hails from beautiful central New “Joisey”. From there she found herself growing up in Germantown, MD, only to head back north for her BFA at Boston University. It’s been a whirlwind adventure from there!
She's Traveled the canals of Venice and blown Murano glass at the Scuola Abatte Zanetti, country-western danced and created a gallery and artist residency [GuerillaArts] in Dallas, hiked the trails and painted murals on bomb shelters in the Middle East.
Now she's a teaching Artist in Residence at Pyramid Atlantic, where she’s creating lush print and 3D versions of paradise and is teaching at-risk youth.
She's about to head out to the Middle East to create murals with kids suffering from PTSD. She hopes you enjoy her City Paper box monster! Careful when you take a paper... he bites!
3rd place: Kindness to Animals in Smithsonian Metro Station (On the Mall near 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW)
Artist: Rebecca Katz
Rebecca Katz received her BA in Art History from Duke University and her MFA in Printmaking from California College of the Arts. In her artwork, Rebecca combines her love for animals with a critical wit about the state of our world. She works as a project coordinator at Alley Cat Allies, the nation's only advocacy organization devoted to the protection and humane treatment of cats. She also teaches screen printing at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, where she is a Screenprint Associate.