Congratulations to the First-Ever Texas Folklife Magnet Design Contest winner, Melisa Gerecci! Melisa’s design was selected in a public vote and is available exclusively with a Texas Folklife membership at any level! Magnets will start shipping out to current members starting the week of January 25th. Become a member by January 31st to guarantee your copy of Melisa’s magnet design: https://texasfolklife.org/info/membership.
About the Artist
Melisa Elif Gerecci is an illustrator. She is interested in how people experience places they are not originally from and the power of everyday items to convey culture. Her work often reflects the Southwestern United States and Turkey. Melisa splits her time between Texas and New York and is currently an artist in residence at Index Art Center in Newark, New Jersey. Examples of her work and current projects are at megerecci.com and on Instagram @m.advents.