• Tulip Time Announces the Klompen Garden Artists

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    February 15, 2019
    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 elizabeth@tuliptime.com 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.
    Susan Zalnis, Marketing Manager
    (616) 786-3080

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