The Onion’s A.V. Club Milwaukee and Milwaukee Art Museum partner for a T-Shirt design contest; submissions due by February 15

Posted on January 20th, 2011

Milwaukee Art Museum/A.V. Club Milwaukee T-Shirt CONTEST

Calling all artists! The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Onion’s A.V. Club Milwaukee are sponsoring a t-shirt design contest. We’re looking for a vibrant design that can be used on a t-shirt and sold in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Museum Store, starting in the summer of 2011.


Design a t-shirt for the Milwaukee Art Museum based on the question “What does the Milwaukee Art Museum mean to me?” You can use any medium, but it must be bold and high in contrast so that it will be easy to see when printed. The design may be in color, but it should be able to be printed in black and white without compromising the integrity of the artwork. Designs measuring approximately 8 x 8 inches are preferred. Submit your high resolution (300 DPI) work by email to tshirtcontest@mam.org on or before February 15, 2011. Semi-finalists, selected by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the A.V. Club Milwaukee, will be posted on the A.V. Club Milwaukee’s Facebook page on February 16, 2011 (http://www.facebook.com/avclub.milwaukee).

The community will then vote on the finalists and the winner by “liking” the designs. The finalists and the winner, respectively, will be announced at the March 11 and April 15 MAM After Dark events at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The winning designer will be required to submit a hi-res .eps or .ai file within 24 hours of notification.

* You do not need to live in Milwaukee or even Wisconsin to participate, but you must be 18 or older. No more than TWO ideas may be submitted per person. Submissions must be received by February 15, 2011, in order to qualify. The winning artwork and its derivatives will become the legal property of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Employees of the Milwaukee Art Museum and/or the A.V. Club Milwaukee/The Onion are not eligible.

The artist whose logo is selected will receive:

  • A Family membership to the Milwaukee Art Museum
  • His or her design reproduced on a t-shirt to be sold in the Museum Store
  • The intangible benefits of having a beautiful piece of published artwork while supporting an organization that encourages art and education in our community