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Seafair T-Shirt Competition

Artwork and Winners for 2018 Seafair Competition

Sue Bonnar (Adult Division)

"My 2018 Seafair artwork was inspired by several antique postcards that I had seen and admired. I combined the new Rockport-Fulton typeface with the background of a view of the Seafair including the big tent full of people, carnival, vendor tents, crab races, cardboard boat races, car show and boats. All the things that make up what is the Rockport-Fulton Seafair. The blue sky and view of Little Bay were done as in the old cards with more subtle colored background. The landmark Blue Crab is faded in the background upper right hand corner almost as if he is "coming from the heavens" to grab the R in Seafair. He's getting his little piece of the event and it represents that he may be gone like so many things that were in Harvey's path, but he is still in our hearts here in Rockport and Fulton. I have been lucky to have had my artwork selected for several festivals and events here in the Coastal Bend such as the Hummer Bird Festival, Seafair and the Port Aransas Whooping Crane Festival. I've also worked with Wings Rescue Center to help raise funds for their new center with my art on their t-shirts. You can see my whooping crane artwork on the new Rockport Cultural Arts District street signs throughout the Rockport downtown area. I truly enjoy being a part of the Rockport-Fulton community and look forward to seeing our towns rebound from Harvey. We were hit hard, but there are a great group of people here that are working hard to get us back on our feet and moving toward a bright future!!"

Kelsey Nguyen

(Youth Division)

"Hi, my name is Kelsey Nguyen. I am 11 years old and I like to draw. What inspired me to create this drawing was looking at other people’s art and wanting to draw just like them, so I drew this drawing. The name of my artwork is #RockportFulton Strong.

The reasoning behind #RockportFultonStrong is because I was so heartbroken that Rockport-Fulton got damaged. I was dedicated to draw this to show our strength. I want to say Thank you to the people who inspire me: Grandpa, Grandma and Mommy and my Art Teacher, Mrs. Dempsey."

Seafair T-Shirts both have a symbolism of what we lost in Harvey. Can you find it?

The 44th annual Rockport-Fulton Seafair T-Shirts are hot items this year. They will be featured in two shades of blue. The artist winning the adult competition is Sue Bonnar. The youth and toddler t-shirts will also be featured in blue. There will also be infant outfits available. The youth division was won by Kelsey Nguyen, 11 years old. The shirts will be available in three locations at the festival site: near the beverage booth, at the Seafair Store next to the First Aid booth and on occasion at the stage. The prices are $17 for adults, $19 for the extra size, and $12 for youth and toddler sizes. The artists will be available during the festival for autographs.