Downtown Alameda Holiday Window Contest 2018

Thank you Alameda Window Artists! Thank you for all the hard work you did. Meet The Winners!

Meet the 2018 window artists!  | View the Merchants  |  Merchant/Artist Window Interactive Google Map
Meet The Judges | Virtual Window Tour

2018 The Downtown Alameda Business Association Holiday Window Contest Presented By Flax Art & Design and Digifli, Electronic Community Bulletinboards

The Downtown Alameda Business Association works with 2nd Friday Art Walk to bring you this year’s Holiday Window Contest. Artists are matched with local merchants to create unique holiday window displays.  Merchants are required to give artists a minimum of $100 dollar budget to work with for time and supplies.  Cash and gift card prizes will be given to five lucky artists. Prizes are provided by our 2018 sponsors Flax Art & Design and Digifli, Electronic Community Bulletinboards.

Take a stroll down Park Street to view this years beautiful window designs.  Remember to vote for your favorite window! Full map and merchant list coming soon.
View Last Year’s Windows!

Voting: Two ways to vote
1. (Preferred) Save a tree and vote via hashtag! Take a photo of your favorite window and hashtag it using the hashtag, #DAHWC
2. Limited paper ballots are available at each merchant location. Drop your ballot in Santa’s mailbox at Alameda Historic Theatre and Cineplex.
*Note: Please only use option #2 if you are unable to hashtag.
One vote per person please!

Voting begins 11/29. Voting Ends 12/17. Winners Accounced 12/20.

Meet the window artists!

Meet the Merchants! Print this list and take it with you or use the Interactive Google Map.
Holiday Window Display 2018

Official Judging Panel

In order from left to right.

Amos White
Amos White is an awarded American haiku poet and author, producer/director and activist.  He is founder and producer of: a creative’s salon, a jazz poetry show; and is community organizer with ACLU People Power-Alameda, and serves as an director or advisor on several nonprofit boards. Amos lives and works and plays in Alameda, CA with his young family.

Heather Reed
Ashton Images was founded in 2005 by aspiring fashion, portrait, lifestyle photographer Heather Reed, who upon vowing years earlier to never shoot children and family photos, now spends the majority of her time doing just that… and she secretly likes it.

Liz Rush
Liz Rush has a BFA in Sculpture from the Academy of Art University. She is also the curator for art exhibits at McGuire Real Estate. Currently, she is serving as a member of the Alameda Public Arts Commission. Her full-time job is working as a Real Estate agent in Alameda and the East Bay.

Trish Herrera Spencer
Mayor of Alameda, Ca.

Sarah Henry
Public Information Officer at City of Alameda

Contest information for participating contestants
Important Artist Information

* Not all artists that submit will be selected. The amount of local artists selected will depend directly on the number of local shops participating.
* We will do our best to update and inform all artists that enter. Due to the high volume of entries it is not possible for us to contact every artist that enters. If you are wondering if you have been selected feel free to send out an additional inquiry.
* Artists work with a minimum $100.00 investment from the merchant.  Merchants may also have products and/or merchandise to incorporate as well as boxes of window display decorations.  Some merchants will have large window space display areas indoors, some will have an outdoor area.  Every merchant will be different.  It is your job to come up with the best and most creative solution for your window.
* Artist’s work directly with your merchant to come up with the theme and design. Some merchants may have a lot of feedback while others hand it completely over to you. Remember, every merchant will be different.  In the end it is the merchant’s store window and they will have the final say in the overall design.
* Artist’s must leave room in their window display for the voting sign which will be approximately 8.5″x5.5″.

Important Dates:
Last day to register as an artist is 11/10
Last day to register w/ your in-house artist is 11/16
Voting begins 11/29
Voting Ends 12/17
Winners Accounced 12/20
Winner Categories & Prizes.
People’s Choice($100 Cash prize +$100 Flax Gift Card)
Most Original ($100 Cash prize +$100 Flax Gift Card)
Most Traditional $50 +$100 Flax Gift Card)
Best use of lights ($100 Flax Gift Card)
Best use of merchandise/products ($100 Flax Gift Card)

Brought To You By: Downtown Alameda Business Association | Flax Art & Design | 2nd Friday Artwalk | Alameda Artists | digifli

Winners will be featured on Digifli Digital Bulletin Boards!