CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2017 Poster Design Contest

Participants can click on the links below to download templates and submission guideline:




Below are the winning images for our yearly student-designed poster contest.
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Jared Glaser & Isaac Lehman, Arlington High School, Marley Jurgensmeyer, Arlington High School, Marley Jurgensmeyer, Arlington High School
BOTTOM ROW FROM LEFT: Sam Manion, Minuteman High School, Naythen Lowe, Cambridge Charter School, Tyler Wood, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA. Joshua Chace, Massachusetts College of Art and Design | Illustration Department.



Larry Blumsack
Larry has enjoyed successful parallel careers as a speaker, trainer, coach, serial entrepreneur, educator, writer, radio and television host and commentator and visual and performing artist. He began working as a professional photographer at 16 and had the good fortune of creating photographic, portrait character studies with performing arts luminaries including Buster Keaton, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronin, classical singer Corrine Curry, concert pianist Sonya Klosek, and baseball legend Ted Williams. Black-and-White and S’more was a recent 60-year retrospective of his fine-art photographs, paintings and monoprints. Larry is founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training. You can visit at


Jennifer Cheng DesAutels
Jennifer is an illustrator, logo designer and plein air artist. Her first published work is "The Untold Story of Miss Mirabella," written by Sally Odgers/Teacher Created Materials, publisher). Jenn coordinates an annual children’s art exhibit, a monthly artist critique group and occasional plein air outings. She lives in Medford with her husband and two daughters. You can view her work at

Marc Gurton
Marc Gurton is the owner of 13FOREST Gallery in East Arlington.  After a 20-year career in corporate accounting, Marc had a chance encounter in 2006 with the owner of an art gallery in Medford Square where 13FOREST Gallery was born.  After becoming the owner, he relocated the gallery to Capitol Square in East Arlington in 2008.  13FOREST is a contemporary art and craft gallery, featuring rotating exhibits and representing over 150 local artists. Among many events the gallery features an ‘Artist Talk and Reception’ on the third Thursday of each month. View the gallery's exhibitions and schedule at

Steven Jurgensmeyer
Steven served as Creative Director for the trailblazing, independent record labels Rykodisc and the Rounder Records & Book Group, and has worked on several Grammy Award-winning projects. Steven has also worked with many diverse organizations to help create their brand, convey their message and elevate their visibility, and is the founder of Steven specializes in developing high-end concepts, strategic branding and clean, functional design. You can view his work at .

Jeannet Leendertse
Jeannet is the owner of jldesign and mooizeg. jldesign provides services to the publishing industry and those who look to publish independently. Jeannet created books and covers for for a wide variety of clients, among which The ICA Boston, the Peabody Museum Press, and filmmaker Robert Gardner. Previously she was senior designer at The MIT Press. Her work was recognized by the Leipzig International Book Competition, has appeared in PRINT, and is in the AIGA archives. Jeannet is Dutch and received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, at Academie St. Joost, The Netherlands. Recently she has turned her attention to fiber design. mooizeg products are in the gift collection of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and can be found at the Society of Arts and Crafts. You can view her work at and

Niloufer Moochhala
Nilou is the principal of Nymdesign, a multi-disciplinary graphic design studio specializing in print, web, and interactive media. Nymdesign’s client list includes the MBTA , Harvard University, Amnesty International, Microsoft, and The City Museum of New York, among others. Nilou received her Masters of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Yale University School of Art. Prior to that, she was awarded her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Mount Holyoke College (Phi Beta Kapa). She has served as adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Purchase, and been a visiting critic at the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art. You can view her work at

Ingrid de Aguiar Sanchez
Ingrid creates prints, drawings and installations that examine cultural and linguistic hybridism as a method of adaption and survival. In her ongoing project Fragmentos, she intervenes walls with graphic and organic imagery arranged in mosaic-like collages. Reminiscent of a building façade in her native Brazil, the work references different forms of visual expression that transpire in public space such as contemporary graffiti and colonial-era baroque design. Ingrid received her BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006 and her MFA from Tufts University in 2011. She received The Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Grant to pursue a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. Ingrid currently is a Community Arts Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Rachel Sullivan

We welcome Rachael Sullivan and her creativity as the Festival’s Graphic Designer. Rachael hails from New England and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from University of Connecticut. Over the last fifteen years, she has enjoyed working in an industry that continuously marries creativity and constructs whilst living in the amazing cities of Boston and Chicago. A Visual Designer with a passion for clean, fresh and interesting design, Rachael continuously showcases strong creativity, meticulous design prowess and technical savvy resulting in a varied and substantial portfolio. She possesses a talent for creative problem solving, a strong desire to maintain client identity and brand integrity. Her clients include Rounder Records, Bela Fleck, and Berklee School of Music.