CALL TO ARTISTS
The Tulip Time Festival and the Holland Area Arts Council (HAAC) are pleased to announce the 2018 Art in Bloom Poster Competition through which a work of art is selected for the official Tulip Time Festival poster. In addition to the poster, the artwork is used on merchandise throughout the festival year.
ABOUT THE PROCESS
The HAAC will administer the Art in Bloom Competition inviting artists in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Kalamazoo counties to submit artwork for the poster competition as well as the Viewers’ Choice Awards. Artists may submit up to three works for a single entry fee of $35.
ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 6, 2017 BEFORE 5:00PM.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
The Tulip Time Festival Poster Program began in 1982. Its long-standing history has produced a beautiful collection of art representing the festival and the Holland community. The poster is an integral part of the Tulip Time Festival and marketability of the artwork will be one of the prime considerations in the selection. Tulip Time Festival reserves the right to alter the artwork for purposes of merchandising.
THE JURORS AND SELECTION PROCESS
This year‘s juror, Rich Evenhouse, will judge the submitted pieces and select the Top 20. The final Tulip Time Festival poster artwork will be selected from this Top 20 by the Tulip Time Festival committee.
VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The remaining finalists’ original works will be placed on display at the Holland Area Arts Council during Tulip Time 2018 (May 5-13, 2018) for the Viewers’ Choice Awards. Ballots will be used for the public to vote on their favorite artwork. Awards will be announced on May 12, 2018 at the HAAC.
2018 Poster Winner: $1,000
Viewers’ Choice 1st Place: $500
Viewers’ Choice 2nd Place: $300
Viewers’ Choice 3rd Place: $200
October 2-6, 2017 Submission drop off during Arts Council hours
October 17, 2017 Top 20 artists notified
February 8, 2018 Gala and Poster Winner announced
May 5-11, 2018 Viewers’ Choice Award voting
May 12, 2018 Viewers’ Choice Awards announced
Date(s) - 10/06/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Holland Area Arts Council