By AJ Curry
Vernon Davis is an art connoisseur. He is an artist himself, his foundation supports art education, and he owns his own Gallery, Gallery 85, in San Francisco. So when looking for a new cover photo, it only makes sense he would take to Twitter and ask his fans if they had any original art he could use.
Any artists out there? I need a new cover photo. Tweet me some original art using #Artfor85. I’ll use my favorite & send you a signed prize.
— Vernon Davis (@VernonDavis85) October 22, 2014
And his fans were more than happy to help, submitting a variety of incredible art. From paintings, to sketches, to cookies, to photoshop edits, Davis’ #artfor85 competition received tons of submissions. On Tuesday evening, Davis finally announced a winner:
— Vernon Davis (@VernonDavis85) October 29, 2014
Congrats Mercedes! The other #Artfor85 submissions still have the honor of being recognized by Davis on his website, check out his photo gallery: http://sprts.is/artfor85