Tulip Time Announces the Klompen Garden Artists
Tulip Time Festival (www.tuliptime.com
) announces the selected artists for the Klompen Garden, a public art project celebrating the 90th
Tulip Time Festival. Klompen Garden will showcase 45 pairs of artfully designed large ‘wooden’ shoes installed in city parks and tulip beds throughout 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. “The Klompen Garden committee members had a great time reviewing all of the submissions,” stated Elizabeth Wallace, Tulip Time Event Coordinator. “Of the 54 submitted concepts, 45 were selected and the variety is fun and vibrant.” Tulip Time is supplying each selected artist or group of collaborating artists with a large pair (34”L x 12”W x 12”H) of ‘wooden’ shoes, through which each will bring their concept to life.
Upon completion of the 45 projects, a juror vote and public vote will determine the favorite klompen. The Klompen Garden juror, Kristin Jass Armstrong, Executive Director of the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, will select the juror’s pick. The juror’s pick will be awarded a grand prize of $1,000 and will be announced at an artist reception on April 11. The public will also have a chance to vote for their favorites of the remaining 44 klompen 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. Visit www.tuliptime.com/klompen-garden for full details.
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
The Slikkers Family Yacht Feet
Carolyn Stich A Punny Bouquet
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
Interested in supporting this public art project for 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.
For additional details, contact Elizabeth Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.396.4221 x104. Follow this project now through the festival by using #klompengarden!
Join the dance as we “paint the town orange” at Tulip Time’s 90th Anniversary celebration May 4-12, 2019. Detailed program and event information for Tulip Time 2019 is available on www.tuliptime.com. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online at www.tuliptime.com, in person at the Tulip Time Festival Box Office located at 42 West 8th Street, Holland, Michigan, or by phone at 800-822-2770.