Posted by boston.com December 6, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Marblehead Festival of Arts:
Beginning this past Saturday, November 30th the community has been invited to cast ballots to determine the winner in this year’s Marblehead Festival of Arts Logo Contest. Essex County artists recently submitted 76 logo designs, joining the ranks of the talented artists who, over the years, have presented their best creative efforts to capture the spirit of the Festival and of Marblehead.
According to Sandra Broughton, Logo Contest chairperson, “We are very fortunate to have three extraordinary judges evaluate the exceptional work of ourContest contributors. From thelarge group of entries, they had the difficult task of selecting ten semifinalists, and the four finalists for presentation to the public for voting.”
ThroughSunday December 22nd, the public is invited to vote at16locations in Marblehead and surrounding communities. During Marblehead's Christmas Walk, on December 5- 8, ballots may be cast at Artisans' Holiday Marketplace in Abbot Hall. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.
Other locationsincludeMarblehead’s Abbot Public Library, Acorn Gallery, Arnould Gallery & Framery, Atomic Cafe (Marblehead), Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, Lynch/Van Otterloo YMCA, Marblehead Community Center, Marblehead Arts Association,National Grand Bank, Marblehead High School, Marblehead Savings Bank, The Landing Restaurant, Shubie’s Marketplace and Warwick Place Cafe;Library; Salem Public Library in Salem and in Lynn, North Shore Community College, Lynn Arts.All locations are listed on the Festival website www.MarbleheadFestival.org.
“Last year, over 1300 ballots were cast during the public voting,” Broughtonsaid, “so pleasejoin the fun and make your voice heard.The community makes the final decision and it’s always exciting to see which one is chosen”.
This year’s panel of judges included these talented artists: Marianne Murphyof Marblehead, Cidalia Schwartz of Peabody and Gage Delprete of Boston (formerly of Marblehead).
The Logo Contest committee is working hard to make the voting available to more people than ever in towns on the North Shore. Working with Broughton are Lucille Grant, Betty Dew, Cathy Michael, Christine Michelini and Paul Brancaleone as Technical Advisor.
The public is invited to the Logo Premiere Party on Tuesday evening, January 21, at The Landing Restaurant and Pub, where the semifinalist and finalist designs will be displayed, and the winning logo and artist will be announced. The new logo will appear on Festival posters, banners and memorabilia produced for the 2014 Festival to be held July 3-6.
The finalist designs and the award-winning logos of the past 49years will be onviewon the Festival website, www.MarbleheadFestival.org.