Press release from the Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce:
The Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce announces Jack Williams as the winner of the 42nd Annual Sourwood Festival poster contest.A graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore with a BFA in Graphic Design & Illustration, Jack worked in advertising, marketing and as a freelance illustrator for 25 years before retiring to Black Mountain in 2009. An active member of the community, he serves on numerous committees. He designed the Black Mountain Greenway logo and signage, the logo for Black Mountain Town Square, and illustrations for the Park Rhythms concert posters. One of his watercolors was used for the cover of the Chamber’s 2010 Visitor/Relocation guide. Jack and his wife Judy are both members of the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League at
the Red House Studios & Gallery.
“We are delighted to unveil this years poster connecting sourwood honey and honey bees in an art deco style,” states Sharon Tabor, Director of Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce. “The Black Mountain community appreciates Mr. Williams contribution to his community through his amazing talent.”
The Sourwood Festival begins 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, with the amateur talent contest. The event continues Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, with artisans, food, kids activities, and entertainment hosting over 30,000 attendees.