2020 TCF T-Shirt Contest Winners

Each year, the Texas Crab Festival celebrates “Music, Art, and Crabs, Gulf Coast Style.” And each year, artists are called to create the annual TCF T-shirt design with these themes central to their design. Seven outstanding entries were received for the 2020 T-shirt Design Contest, and the winning designs were selected last week by the Texas Crab Festival Charities Board of Directors at their January meeting. The first place design will be printed on the official 2020 Texas Crab Festival T-shirt which will be available for purchase as early as next month. The runner up design will be printed on the “Crab Patrol” T-shirts worn by all volunteers at the festival.

A Big Thanks to all the artists who participated in this time honored TCF tradition, and a special thanks to Contest Directors Mike & Dee Whisnant

Congratulations to the winners!

First Place – Patty Hagstrom
Particia Hagstrom has been a resident artist in Crystal Beach since 1986! Her tropical themed water colors and silk screens translate our aquatic environment into a rich blend of paper and paint; her unique colors and style explode with her vibrant feel for our local scene. Her academic background began with a BS degree from Villa Maria College in Erie, PA and a BFA degree from Dominican College in Houston, TX. She then pursued her advanced art studies with a scholarship from Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy and obtained her Masters Degree from the University of Houston.

“I have an obsession with the Beauty of the Ocean and the profound affinity we have with it. With you as the viewer, I can create a visual experience. The empathy with Nature could not exist without the two of us…”

Runner Up – Kelly Williams
Kelly Williams grew up coming to Crystal Beach and still loves to come as often as possible to visit her parents. She enjoys fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding and riding the ferry to the peninsula from her home in Pearland, Texas, with her husband and three children.

Honorable Mention