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Winners Announced in the Brooks Museum's "If I Can Dream” International Art Competition

July 18, 2012

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. are excited to announce the winners of the "If I Can Dream” International Art Competition.

The winning works of art will be on display at the Brooks Museum from July 21 - September 16 and visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece through Elvis Week 2012. The remaining submissions will be shown via PowerPoint at the exhibit.

Artists of all ages submitted artwork inspired by the song "If I Can Dream," which Elvis sang during a heart-felt performance at the close of his legendary 1968 NBC television special. After hearing the song for the first time, Elvis said, “I’m never going to sing another song I don’t believe in. I’m never going to make another picture I don’t believe in.”

The winners in the professional, non-professional, and youth categories are listed below:
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PROFESSIONAL

   

1st Place
Sandra Elkind
 "We Watched From the Field"


2nd Place
Fred Marchman,
"I Dreamed that Elvis
Gave Me a White Bible"

3rd Place
Anthony Bulone

 "Elvis"

Professional Honorable Mentions:
Steven Harper, Mandy Maxwell, Terry Wong


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NON-PROFESSIONAL

   

1st Place
Valerie Rosenblatt

"Love For All"

2nd Place
Francine Wiener

"A Poor Boy With A Dream"

3rd Place
Wilma Raumati
"Peace and Understanding"

Non- Professional Honorable Mentions:
Brad Davis, Shae Naer, Danielle Sierra, Julianne Coriandoli, Jewel Zeviar, Elizabeth Scruggs, Kimberly Phillips


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YOUTH

 

1st Place
Courtney Tipton
“If I Can Dream: Illustrated"

2nd Place
Ava Parks
"Elvis at The Shell"

3rd Place
Chaylene Reid
"If I Can Dream"

Youth Honorable Mentions:
Alexia Tuten


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In addition, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will celebrate Elvis Week 2012 with two other special events/exhibits: "Elvis is in the Building Photography" Exhibition, open June 23 – October 31, 2012; and the Tupelore Film Program, Thursday, August 16.

For more information on Elvis Week 2012 - including special guests, a complete schedule of events and more, visit ElvisWeek.com.