Bernheim Forest announces winners of Artist Apparel design competition

By Bernheim

Winning designs to be featured on Bernheim merchandise

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is excited to announce two winners of the Artist Apparel Limited Edition Series competition to help expand its unique line of apparel.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Bernheim’s Artist in Residence program and the value that art brings to the natural environment, Bernheim invited creatives from Kentucky’s artist and design community to create designs to be featured on a new line of Bernheim Forest merchandise. Forty-two Kentucky-based artists and designers submitted designs that addressed the unique aspects of Bernheim’s history, geography and wildlife, on-site attractions, nature-based educational programming and art in the landscape.

“2020 celebrates four decades of Bernheim’s Artist in Residence program, where artists live within the forest and create site-specific work inspired by their total immersion experience,” said Bernheim Arts in Nature Curator Jenny Zeller. “These submissions were also inspired by Bernheim and we chose two image designs that we feel best honor our organization’s mission of connecting people with nature.”

Winners Alexis (STIX) Brown from Radcliff and Tara (Remi) Remington from Louisville each receive a prize of $300, recognition on Bernheim’s website and social media, and two pieces of apparel featuring their design.

Radcliff Artist Alexis (STIX) Brown

Born and raised in Radcliff, Kentucky, STIX received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Drawing from Bellarmine University 2006. Her latest publication The Purpose Tree, was finalized by the Kentucky Foundation for Women Residency Program in 2017. Currently working in micron pen and digital illustration, STIX’s art vibrates a deep sense of healing and connectivity by manifesting the change she would like to see in the world through her work. Her Bernheim design features her God son holding the world and the girl hugging the fox projects her desire for young girls of color to be nurtured in the natural world.

Louisville Artist Tara (Remi) Remington

Remi is an American Multi-Disciplinary 2D/3D Artist whose processes include design, installation, printmaking, drawing, photography and sculpture. Remi’s formal study began at Ringling School of Art , Sarasota FL and Portfolio Center, Atlanta GA where she studied

graphic design, photography, advertising and illustration. Remi’s design is a series of overlapping pieces from a botanical series she is developing for fabric and pattern design work. Each botanical was collected and harvested during the winter months around her urban landscape of Louisville, KY and processed through photocopying.

T-shirts will be available for purchase when Bernheim’s Gift Shop is able to safely reopen. Stay tuned to and on social media @bernheimforest for updates.

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