Monthly Programs


AAF-Lubbock 2019 Recognition Banquet
5:30 PM17:30

AAF-Lubbock 2019 Recognition Banquet

Join us for our end-of-year recognition banquet where we will honor this year's Silver Medal Award recipient and the inaugural class of the West Texas Trailblazers.

This year's Silver Medal Award winner is Stephen (Steve) Beasley, retired Advertising Director and Publisher of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

The West Texas Trailblazers are:
James Hodgins, Advertising Instructor at Texas Tech College of Media & Communication
Allison Matherly, Social Media Manager at Texas Tech University Marketing & Communications
Susie Pfeiffer, Creative Director at UMC Health System
Rico Vega, Director of Creative Services at Slate Group

The banquet will take place on Thursday, June 27 at the Willows Event Center. Happy hour starts at 5:30 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. The presentation will be from 7:30-9:00 pm. Formal dress is requested.

Seats are limited for this event, so we ask you to purchase your tickets in advance. RSVPs must be made by Friday, June 21.

The American Advertising Federation's Silver Medal Award Program was established in 1959 to recognize men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. Annually, the AAF's Ad Clubs bestow this honor upon outstanding members of the local advertising community. The award serves to enhance the image of advertising by recognizing a locally well-known person for his or her advertising and community involvement.

The West Texas Trailblazers will recognize a handful of advertising professionals under the age of 40 who have made their mark on our industry. Recipients were selected based on their creative contributions, demonstration of leadership, impact on our community, and overall professional excellence.

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May Speaker Series - India Hearne, Whiski Designs
11:45 AM11:45

May Speaker Series - India Hearne, Whiski Designs

Whiski Designs graphics are hand lettered and drawn in the distinctive style of India Hearne, a native Texan. All designs reflect the spirit of the desert served up with a little sass and attitude that everyone is sure to love! Products featuring original Whiski Designs graphics include greeting cards, t shirts, stickers, kitchen towels, baby onesies and more. Whiski Designs is a Go Texan Certified business and is located in the heart of The Dallas Farmers Market in downtown Dallas.

At the luncheon, she will discuss:

  • The art of hand lettering

  • How Whiski Designs got started

  • The importance of running your business yourself / meeting face to face with your customers and telling your story

  • Meeting with clients about custom work and client specific projects, including mural work she has done in Dallas

  • Taking every opportunity that comes your way and evolving with your business but staying true to who you are as an artist

  • Being a Go Texan certified business / the importance of shopping local and supporting fellow Texas (and small) businesses

  • Her new retail store located at The Dallas Farmers Market

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