Visual Arts Student Earns 2nd in National Contest

Michaela Winger, a student in Huntington University’s Department of Visual Arts, has earned second place in Valley Forge’s Pattern Design Competition.

Winger is a sophomore graphic design major from Russiaville, Indiana.

Valley Forge Fabrics is the world’s largest supplier of decretive fabrics for the hospitality industry. The 2014 Pattern Design Competition had a contest for best overall design and overall portfolio. Applicants had to submit five or more designs with a minimum of three colors per design and two varying themes across their portfolio.

Winger was awarded $1,000 for second place in the portfolio category and has the opportunity to earn commissions if Valley Forge customers purchase her designs.

To view Winger’s designs, visit

To learn more about Huntington University’s Department of Visual Arts, visit The department’s next visit day is Thursday, March 5, and personalized campus visits also are available.