Winter YaleARTbooks contest roundup!

Dear readers, thank you for responding with both words and pictures to our recent contests.  We love hearing from you.  Please stay tuned for more opportunities soon to win copies of our marvelous books (and check out our two ongoing contests, for An Eames Anthology and Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of Invention).

Congratulations to the following winners of our recent contest posts!

Our street photography contest has been won by:

Harv F. –


and Henning P. –


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Our Four Centuries of Quilts giveaway, which asked submitters to write about a memory related to a quilt was won by Sally H. and Wendy F.:

Sally writes: My mum hand stitched a tulip patterned red, white, and pink cross-stitched quilt for me when I was 14.  It took her years to finish, but she kept at it, sewing the seams, the quilting pattern, the cross-stitches, and the double edge.  I have it to this day.  She can no longer sew because her hands are so painful and tortured with rheumatoid arthritis, but she put herself into that quilt for me, so I would have a part of her to carry with me into my adult life.

Wendy says: I had a handmade quilt  when i was a child.  I have no memories  of  who made it. But i know they added a pillow head to make it like a doll. It was pink and green. I haven’t  thought of it in years. Your contest is what actually  brought it back to my mind from the  depths of my memory.  I just asked my husband for a sewing machine for Christmas  so perhaps  I  can make gifts for others.

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Brendan Ben F. and Martha G. both correclty finished the quotation in our Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography contest, surmising that, “The documentary photographer aims his camera at the real world to record… truthfulness”

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Finally, congratulations to the two winners of our Coney Island limerick contest!

Brian H. –

‘Twas years since the Island was started
Its memories now barely departed
But coming back strong
In its heart a grand song
Is a Coney that’s always warm-hearted.


Rob W. –

There’s a place called the Isle of Coney,
They don’t care if you’re heavy or boney.
If things look bleak,
See a show full of freaks,
Some natural born, none phony.

If you didn’t win this time, not to worry! We currently have two book giveaways still accepting submissions:

Want to win a copy of  An Eames Anthology? What about Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of Invention? They could be yours – they’re just a click away.

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