Festival Artwork

Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council are pleased to present the 2020 Festival Artwork Competition through which a work of art is selected for the official Tulip Time poster. Each year, the Holland Area Arts Council invites a juror to select the Top 20 pieces. John Berry, former Vice President of Corporate Communications at Herman Miller, will be the 2020 juror. Berry comes with years of experience, as the founder and first Executive Director of Design West Michigan and founder and first Director of the Design Thinking Academy at Grand Valley State University. Berry has a MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BS in Design and Spanish from Indiana University.

Artists residing in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Kalamazoo counties are invited to submit artwork for the official Festival Artwork Competition and the Viewers’ Choice Awards. Submissions will be accepted October 2-5, 2019 at the Holland Area Arts Council. The artwork theme should represent Tulip Time’s mission to celebrate Holland’s community today, tulips and Dutch heritage. The winner of the 2020 competition will be announced at the First Bloem Artist Reception which will be held in February.

2020 Festival Artwork Competition Prospectus