Congratulations are in order for UW-Green Bay staff member Kimberly Vlies, who had her design selected for all Artstreet 2018 promotional materials. Vlies is a digital marketing specialist for the Office of Marketing and University Communication. Mosaic Arts, Inc. made the announcement via its newsletter, today (July 9, 2018).
“Her design will be the official image of the 2018 Artstreet fine arts festival and will be displayed on posters, t-shirts, and other promotional materials,” according to the post.
In the artist statement for the winning design, Vlies explains, “I set out to capture the spirit and bustle of a vibrant cultural event I find so completely captivating and inspiring,” She lists the symbolic elements highlighting design — “the canopies are more than just traditional tents, but represent the individual treasures they contain. The flourishes symbolize how Artstreet positively overflows with both visual and performing arts of all subjects, styles, mediums, and expressions.” Vlies hopes that the graphic communicates Artstreet as a festival truly filled with beautiful experiences delighting the senses at every turn.
The annual Artstreet Image Design Competition is open to people of all ages who are interested in submitting a design that conveys the essence of the Artstreet fine arts festival. This year’s event will be held August 24, 25 and 26 in downtown Green Bay.
In 2005, Vlies earned her B.F.A. in Graphic Communications at UW Oshkosh. In addition to design arts, she studied fine art mediums including drawing, oil painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics. After graduation, she entered into the graphic design and digital marketing career she has held ever since. She joined the marketing and communication office at UW-Green Bay in fall of 2007. She serves on the executive committee of the Brown County Civic Music Association since 2010 and is currently exploring ceramics at the NWTC Artisan and Business Center’s clay studio.
See “Green Bay native Kimberly Vlies created this year’s winning Artstreet logo” in the Green Bay Press-Gazette.