The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership is at it again. They just announced their third annual Myrtle Holiday Windows Contest, in which artists can submit display designs related to the “winter wonderland” theme for participating stores along the avenue in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area.
Applications are due NOVEMBER 11, and you can find the official form here. Below is a photo of last year’s 2nd place winner, Katie Huffman, who cleverly worked around the framing grid for her Winter Solstice scene.
Any discussion of artist-designed Brooklyn storefront windows wouldn’t be complete without a nod to the inspired displays at Desert Island, the fascinatingly geeky comics shop on Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg. The owners have showcased mostly female artists in their window displays, and have even opened their storefront to a kids art program. The striking arrangements include scale models of redbird subway trains made of cardboard, the psychedelic displays of Ali Aschman, a natural history museum-type display by Sherri Hay & Raphael Leon, and James Moore’s glowing stalagmite that is currently on display.
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