Art In Bloom


Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council are pleased to present the 2019 Art in Bloom (AIB) Festival Artwork Competition through which a work of art was selected for the official Tulip Time poster. Each year, the Holland Area Arts Council invites a juror to select the Top 20 pieces for AIB. Kristin Jass Armstrong, Executive Director of the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, was the 2019 juror. 

Artists residing in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Kalamazoo counties were invited to submit artwork for the official Festival Artwork Competition and the Viewers’ Choice Awards. The themes were to represent Tulip Time’s mission to celebrate Holland’s tulips, Dutch heritage and community with special consideration to our 90th festival theme: ‘join the dance as we paint the town orange!’ 

Carolyn Stich and her painting, “Enduring Delft” was selected as the winner of the 2019 Tulip Time Festival Poster Competition. “I created “Enduring Delft” as a celebration of Holland, Michigan,” stated Carolyn. “The elegant simplicity of Delftware is a beautiful staple of Dutch heritage. The combination of vivid colors and classic patterns is an expression of the rich tradition and lively spirit found here.”


Carolyn Stich
Enduring Delft

See the all new merchandise featuring "Enduring Delft" in our online shop!


View the remaining top 19 for 2019 below: (click images for larger versions)


Cindy Bender
Orange Outburst


Betsy Buurma Morton
Folk Dance


Betsy Buurma Morton
Sun Kissed


Katie Church
Shades of Legacy


Lucy Collins
A Perfect Reflection


Beth De Jong
Balloon Bouquet


Jean Flower
Creation’s Song: Composition


Lorma Freestone and Thea Grigsby
Gelukkig 90 Jaar


Michelle Fuller
Dancing Beneath De Zwaan


Karen Johnson
Celebrate


Marsha Marier
Holland Sunrise


Susan Day Martell
Garden Dance


Mary McCarthy
Shoe Cobbler Dance


Sri Soekarmoen McCarthy
Maxima Dances the Skotse Trije


Randall Nyhof
Impressionistic Dutch Tulips<


Delaney Ann Prins
Orange is Best in Holland


Ken Rogers
Orange Tulip Dance


Kathleen Sligh
After the Rain


Andrew Snyder
Red and Yellow Dance into Orange

“Enduring Delft,” and the other Top 20 original works, will be on display at the Holland Area Arts Council from May 4 through May 12, 2019. The 19 remaining works will compete for the Viewers’ Choice Awards. The top three pieces with the most votes will win cash prizes. The community and all visitors are invited to participate by casting their vote for their favorite artwork. Watch for more details coming soon about how you can vote! The winners of the Viewers’ Choice Awards will be announced on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10a via Facebook Live.

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