Ballroom Marfa Art Fund


AJ Castillo Posters in Process

9 Aug 2013

Stephen Escarzaga screenprinting the AJ Castillo posters
Stephen working his magic, or, us showing off our gif-making skills

One joy of the music program is the talent involved at every step — poster design, screenprinting, performance, sound, lighting, photography. Here we focus on the art of screenprinting, with a few snapshots of Stephen Escarzaga of Proper Printshop printing the AJ Castillo posters, designed by Yasmine Guevara. Thanks to Stephen for documenting the process and being exceedingly rad.

More photos and fewer gifs after the jump.

Yasmine Guevara Wins Our AJ Castillo Poster Contest!

24 Jul 2013

Yasmine Guevara, with her winning design

We are excited to announce that 17-year-old Yasmine Guevara has won our AJ Castillo poster contest! Yasmine is a Marfa native, attends Marfa Senior High and works at Marfa Book Company. We did a short Q&A with Yasmine to see what inspired her design, what she’s listening to and what’s up with her custom belt buckles:

What do you do at the high school? Are you involved in any activities?
I’m involved in all the sports…like volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. I’m also in Ag mechanics, which I absolutely love.

What visual artists and designers inspire you?
Two people that have inspired me by their art and design are Buddy Knight (my Ag teacher) with his visual art and Tim Johnson with his designs!

Where did you get your idea for the poster?
Honestly, I just got the idea from my head!

Your poster is for the upcoming AJ Castillo concert. Who are your favorite musicians?
My favorite musicians are AJ Castillo, RRB, Brad Paisley…and many others.

What’s your dream band that would play the Marfa Lights Festival?
The Randy Rogers Band!

We hear you make awesome belt buckles. Can you tell us more about that?
I do make belt buckles, I absolutely love making & designing them! It’s a type of art that I am truly passionate about! If I could do it for a living I would!

Congratulations, Yasmine! Next up: We’ll work with Yasmine and Stephen Escarzaga at Proper Printshop to screenprint the posters, which should arrive in Marfa mid-August. Can’t wait to see them around town. In the meantime, you can buy tickets to the AJ Castillo concert here.

Thanks to everyone who submitted, and double thanks to our design jury — artists Brice Beasley, Grace Davis, Stephen Escarzaga and Paul Fucik.