2020 Festival Artwork Competition

HOLLAND, MI – Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2020 Festival Artwork Competition through which a work of art is selected for the official Tulip Time poster. Each year, the Holland Area Arts Council invites a juror to select the Top 20 pieces. John Berry, former Vice President of Corporate Communications at Herman Miller, will be the 2020 juror. John comes with years of experience, as the founder and first Executive Director of Design West Michigan and founder and first Director of the Design Thinking Academy at Grand Valley State University. John has a MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BS in Design and Spanish from Indiana University.

Until 2011, posters were commissioned work from selected artists. Since transitioning into a Festival Artwork Competition, nine local artists have been awarded this honor:

2011       Beth Charles – “Drama Queens”

2012       Brittany Strabbing – “Beautiful Dream” 

2013       Maggie Schultz – “Clothed in Splendor”

2014       Karin Nelson – “Resilience”

2015       Carolyn Stich – “Joy of Spring”

2016       Alla Dickson – “Spectacle”

2017       Michele Gort – “Playful Time”

2018       Cindy Awrey – “Together”

2019       Carolyn Stich – “Enduring Delft”

Submissions for the 2020 Festival Artwork Competition will be accepted October 2-5, 2019. The artwork theme should represent Tulip Time’s mission to celebrate Holland’s community today, tulips and Dutch heritage. The winner of the 2020 competition will be announced at a reception celebrating Tulip Time’s artists, which will be held in February.

To view the submission forms and full entry requirements, please pick up a prospectus from the Tulip Time Festival Office or the Holland Area Arts Council. The prospectus can also be found online at https://tuliptime.com/festivalartwork and www.hollandarts.org.

For additional details, artists are encouraged to contact Mary Sundstrom at (616) 396-3278 or [email protected].

Tulip Time expresses gratitude to Alpenrose Restaurant for their presentation of the Festival Artwork and thank Eastern Floral, Elisabeth Marie Photography, Evergreen Commons, Gill Staffing, Lighthouse Group, Next Creative Co., and West Michigan Woman for their partnership.

Join us as we paint the town orange in celebration of Holland’s community, millions of tulips, and Dutch heritage at the 91st Tulip Time Festival May 2 – 10, 2020.

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