2019 Klompen Garden
Klompen Garden is a brand new public art project celebrating the 90th Tulip Time Festival. The project showcases 45 pairs of artfully designed large ‘wooden’ shoes installed in city parks and tulip beds in the downtown Holland area.
Artists living in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Kalamazoo counties were invited to submit a design concept and sketch for this one-of-a-kind art project. Tulip Time is supplying each selected artist or group of collaborating artists with a large pair (34ʺL × 12ʺW × 12ʺH) of ‘wooden’ shoes, through which each will bring their concept to life.
The artists, or groups of collaborating artists selected to create this unique garden are as follows:
Name/Organization: Concept Name
Art for All: Tulips for All
Donna and Gary Bogle: Klompen Cakes on a Klompen
Barbara Carlson: Tulips, Sunshine & Whimsy
Amber Darsch, Color Me Well Graphics: A Small Town, Big Traditions
Amber Darsch, Color Me Well Graphics: I Dance Among the Tulips
Beth De Jong: Earth, Wind, and Spitfire
Perla DeLeon: FIESTA TULIPAN
Evergreen Day Center: Geo Past
Evergreen Day Center: Walk in my Shoes
Amanda Fickel: Shoes of a Feather
Jackie Foss: Sew Dutch
Jackie Foss: Starry Shoes
Christopher Garcia: Night and Day
Olivia Hill: Folk Art Klompen
Susan Hill: Dorothy Goes Dutch
Susan Hill: Traditional Delft
Holland Area Arts Council: Color Wheel of Spring
Kids’ Food Basket: A Community Solution
Diane Kovacich: Holland, the Jewel of Michigan’s West Coast
Marsha Marier: Dancing Tootsies
Marsha Marier: Nature’s Marigold Dance
Claire Miller: Bloem Kus
Claire Miller: Holland Hue
Veronica Morgan: Dutch Lullaby
Veronica Morgan: Street Scrubber
Rozlin Opolka: Dance Among the Fireflies
Angela Price: Keyan
Delaney Ann Prins: Holland Traditions
Delaney Ann Prins: Piet Mondrian goes Orange!
Stephanie Sebright: 90 Years of Dance
Cathryn Schofield: Flowers out of Foot Steps
Lisa Schulist: In Full Bloom
S2Yachts: Yacht Feet
Carolyn Stich: Klompen Delft
Carolyn Stich: Star Light, Star Bright
Kimberly Smith: Glass Slippers
Zoe Streiff: The Dutch Birdhouse
Tulip Time Festival: Heirloom
Kelly Vander Kley: Glass Flowers in Orange
Kelly Vander Kley: Kleurrijk Klompen
Priscilla Walsh: Orange you going to dance?
Heidi Weller: De Oranje Klompen
Heidi Weller: Klompen van Delftware
Robert Wilson: Music to My Feet
Robert Wilson: Vintage 90
Kristin Armstrong, Executive Director of the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, selected the’ juror’s pick’ which was awarded a grand prize of $1,000. The winning artist is Lisa Schulist with her klompen “In Full Bloom.”
The remaining 44 pairs will compete for People’s Choice Awards. The public can vote for their favorites between May 1 – 11, 2019. The top three public picks will be announced on May 12. Of the public votes, first place will be awarded $500, second place will be awarded $300 and third place will be awarded $200.
How to vote: You can vote via Facebook by ‘liking’ the original image of your favorite artwork on the Tulip Time Facebook page. Each like is one vote. You can also vote for your favorites by visiting www.hollandsentinel.com/contests, where you can vote one time per day, per device.
Not an artist, but interested in supporting this public art project at the 90th Tulip Time Festival? Businesses, organizations and individuals can support Klompen Garden for a donation of $1,000. Donors will receive recognition on Klompen Garden collateral and will take home a pair of completed klompen after the festival.
Special thanks to our friends at Dutch Village and World Class Prototypes for helping us get this project off the ground!