Congratulations to Jacquelin Devlin of North Haven, CT for her winning Tag-A-Bag design! Ms. Devlin’s design, which highlights the cityscape of New Haven and the city’s local sustainability efforts, will be featured on over 500 reusable bags for purchase at Elm City Market. Proceeds raised from the sale of the reusable bags will go to support The Arts Council of Greater New Haven. For her design, Ms. Devlin received a $100 prize from the Arts Council, as well as $100 gift certificate from Elm City Market.
Ms. Devlin, a member of the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators, is a published author, having been published in House Beautiful, Thoughts of Home, Eclectic Literary Forum and several other publications. Her Tag-A-Bag design was one of her first endeavors into visual arts creation. “I always thought my sister had all the artist talent in the family,” says Devlin. “I think the issues of sustainability are vital to this country’s future success, and I wanted to lend my support to New Haven’s efforts.”
The Tag-A-Bag Competition is a reusable bag design competition organized by The Arts Council of Greater New Haven and Elm City Market. The competition seeks to capture a variety of sustainability and environmentally conscious elements from the New Haven community.