By Heather Wilson, SNA Board Member
We are thrilled to have three finalists in our neighborhood sign competition. The southwest corner of SE Stark St. and 33rd Ave has been designated as a welcome point into the Sunnyside Neighborhood. When Laurelhurst Village expanded their facility, they set aside a space for a sign, in addition to the ground for the Blair Community Garden. Currently the spot is bare with two lonely posts awaiting cheerful signage. Our requirements were to include the text ‘Sunnyside Neighborhood, Proud Past, Bright Future’ and feature a sunflower.
The first is from John Fell. His submission is a carved wood sign featuring a horizon of rooftops and a cluster of sunflowers
The second is from John Chandler, owner of Oblique Coffee Roasters on SE Stark St. His sign would be made from reclaimed Douglas fir. You can see examples of his work at his café.
The third is SNA board member Bill Stites of Stites Design. Bill’s entry is mixed media of wood and metal with a rotating sunflower.
We thank these artisans for their submissions and we look forward to having one of these creations grace our neighborhood. All entries were viewed at our February general meeting and can be viewed at our website XXX. The neighborhood will vote on our winner at our March general meeting on Thursday, March, 8th at 7:00 PM. Please join us and vote for your favorite!