(January 21, 2015) – The Marblehead Festival of Arts announced the winner of the 2015 Logo Contest on Tuesday evening (January 20) during the Logo Premiere Event held in Marblehead at The Landing Restaurant. Maria del Cielo Ramirez Tomic created the winning design with an artful representation of classic Marblehead images to promote this year’s Festival and the Festival’s 50th year celebration. Ramirez Tomic moved with her family from Santiago, Chile to Marblehead in 2013 to pursue a graphic design career. Her logo design was selected from over 40 submissions, 3 finalists and a community based popular vote.
Describing her personal and professional journey, Ramirez Tomic said, “I moved from Chile to Marblehead with my husband (Alvaro Sostin) and our four children (Amalia, Pedro, Mariana and Miguel) in 2013. What a great adventure for my family and for me to be able to study design at Salem State University. Though I graduated from college as an Economist, my dream and love have been the visual arts, so winning this design contest helps give me the confidence that I have the training and the talent. I’m thrilled.”
The Premiere had another special guest, Peggy Stone, who was the first President of the Marblehead Festival of Arts in 1962. She revealed the winning logo and gave attendees some of her favorite highlights of the early festival years, “We didn’t have very much money in 1962 to have a festival but we did have a lot of dedicated and enthusiastic people with a commitment to the arts and the community.” Lucille Grant, Chair of the Logo Contest, reflected the feeling of most everyone in the room, “We are both pleased and honored to have Peggy with us tonight to help celebrate 50 years of the Festival that she was so instrumental in starting.”
The logo will appear on print and electronic media promoting various Festival Events as well as for-sale items such as shirts, hats, wine glasses and other collectibles, all of which have become an important part of Festival tradition. Look for this new logo in the coming months.
This summer’s 50th Arts Festival will be held July 2-5 at locations all around Marblehead. In addition to the many activities and events traditional to the festival, there will be special events honoring 50 years of the Festival, which has helped make Marblehead one of the top places to be “to celebrate the 4th of July”(Coastal Living 2014). Details will be posted on the Festival website as they become available, www.MarbleheadFestival.org.