Contact: Susan Zalnis
Holland, MI – October 24, 2017, Tulip Time (www.tuliptime.com) and the Holland Area Arts Council (www.hollandarts.org) are pleased to announce the 2018 Art in Bloom Poster Competition Top 20 finalists.
Each year a work of art is selected for the official Tulip Time Festival poster. Artists from the region create and submit their images which are then judged by a local art expert. This year’s submissions were reviewed by Rich Evenhouse of Next Creative Co. in Holland. This year there were a total of 99 submittals from 47 artists. The artists and artwork listed below were selected as this year’s Top 20:
Cindy Awrey – Breeze
Cindy Awrey – Together
Cindy Bender – Colorswept
Elizabeth Bombara – Delft Parrots
Susan Day Martell – Petal Power
Carole Hunnes-Nielsen – The Best of the Bunch
Karen Johnson – Yellow Tulip
Karen Johnson – Red Tulip
Karyn Klukos – Line Dance
Andrea Lucas-Martin – Semper Augustus
Marsha Marier – Morning Mist
Marsha Marier - Scattered
Randall Nyhof – Dutch Heritage
Gail Rutgers – Tulip Trio
Andrew Snyder – The Power of One
Carolyn Stich – The Bold and The Beautiful
Tanya Vanden Bosch – Princess Irene
Mary Westrate – Free Spirits
Mary Westrate – Tulip Kaleidoscope
Tonya Woods – Parade Rest
The winner of the 2018 Tulip Time Festival Poster will be selected by representatives from both Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council. The Top 20 artists and their works will be featured at First Bloom, a special unveiling reception held in February where the winner will be announced. The remaining 19 finalists’ original works will be placed on display at the Holland Area Arts Council from May 5 through May 12 inviting the public to participate in the Viewers’ Choice Awards by voting for their favorite image. Cash prizes will be awarded on May 12 to the top three works of art with the most votes.
Tulip Time expresses their gratitude to Alpenrose Restaurant, Collective Idea, Coppercraft Distillery, Fris Downtown, Lighthouse Group and Next Creative Co. for their support of this event.
The Tulip Time Festival will be held May 5 – 13, 2018. A Festival Preview offering highlights of the 2018 program will be available in November. Full festival details will be available in the Spring Festival Guide published in March 2018.
2018 Art In Bloom Top 20 Finalists