On October 17, I was presented with the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Communication Design by my dear friend Bob Stein. The awards honor lasting achievement in American design and are bestowed by the Smithsonian and The White House in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life.
Méndez recipient of the 2012 National Design Award / Communication Design. The National Design Awards were conceived in 1997 by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to honor lasting achievement in American design. The Awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. See Rebeca’s 10 WORKS Portfolio Book here.
Rebeca was invited to participate in the 17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition by professor and CIIPE co-director John Gravadahl. The 17th CIIPE hosted by the Department of Art in the School of the Arts at Colorado State University features works of top poster artists and designers worldwide. Now in its 32nd year, the biennial event is the only exhibition of its kind in the United States. The main exhibition will open September 16 and run through October 13 with the display divided between the Clara Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building and the Curfman Gallery in the Lory Student Center. Both venues are on the main CSU campus. Rebeca’s entry Circumpolar #1 received the 1st prize.