The winning design.Brightwood artist wins Senior Centerís logo contest posted on 12/01/2018
Haley Montana, the winner of the Hoodland Senior Center
(HSC) logo redesign contest, was so inspired by the center’s civic outreach
that she created and submitted seven separate designs to the competition, which
ended Oct. 31.
“I cannot believe how she captured the senior center in
every single one,” said HSC director Ella Vogel about Montana’s abundance of
Montana is a Brightwood resident who has lived in the Mount
Hood area for five years since her retirement from Kaiser Permanente. She
studied art in high school and stated she always has fun creating art and
entering competitions on the side.
Montana recently entered Rhododendron’s “Rhody Rising” logo
contest and placed sixth among the finalists. She was asked to enter the HSC
logo contest and toured the center to gain a better perspective on their role
in the community.
“I wanted to see their facilities and see what they were
doing,” Montana said. “What a great effort they put out for such a small
During her tour she noticed the HSC’s focus on
transportation services in the community.
Her winning design features the HSC’s bus in front of Mount
Hood with a wheelchair and examples of the center’s services including a spoon
and fork symbolizing the meal delivery program.
“A lot of people couldn’t live out here without the center,”
In addition to the design ideas, Montana donated several
works of her own art, a selection of animals painted on carefully selected
river rocks, to the center to sell at the Mount Hood Oregon Resort Holiday
Artisan Fair held Nov. 24-25.
“This lady puts so much detail into everything she does,”
Vogel said about Montana’s contributions.
The new logo will be used for the senior center’s
newsletter. Vogel added it will also be incorporated into a future website and
a Facebook page although the center does not currently maintain an internet
presence. The HSC is currently displaying all seven of Montana’s logo designs
and plans on making them a permanent display.
“I can’t think of any other decoration I’d rather have; it’s
just so perfect,” Vogel said.
The prize for the contest was a Mount Hood coverlet crafted
by the HSC. Montana is currently working on a large-scale poster for the
Friends of the Hoodland Library highlighting their organization.
The HSC can be reached by phone at 503-622-3331 or by email
By Benjamin Simpson/MT