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Art in Bloom Top 20 Finalists Announced
Art in Bloom Top 20 Finalists Announced

Holland, MI – Tulip Time Festival (www.tuliptime.com) and the Holland Area Arts Council (www.hollandarts.org) are pleased to announce the 2013 Art in Bloom Poster Competition Top 20 finalists. This is the third year of the competition which is sponsored by Lighthouse Group.

Each year a work of art is selected for the official Tulip Time Festival poster. Artists from the region create and submit their images which are then reviewed by a panel of jurors. This year’s panel was comprised of three West Michigan art and design experts; Sarah Harris, of the Nines Gallery, designer Dennis Foley, and Fred Bivens of Vinecroft Studios.

The jurors selected these top 20 pieces of art from which the 2013 Tulip Time Festival poster will be selected:

Cindy Bender, Out for Show

Mark Bonnette, Blue Heron

Cat Boysen, Girl Watering Tulips by an Open Window

Beth Charles, Long Live the Queen

Antoinette Houtman, Spring

Brenda Jiral, Sunlit Tulips

John Leben, Tulip Splash

Jason Pasatta, Tulips

Mary Porter, Tulip Window

Melissa Ramirez, On Fire

Maggie Schultz, Clothed in Splendor

Michael Stewart, Yellow & Red Tulips

Carolyn Stich, No Two Alike

Baysan Tulu, Flaming Tulips

Andrea Warren, Tulip Whimsy

Mary Westrate, Rainbow of Tulips

Shea Wetzler-Hinga, Tulip Profiles

Lynette Williams, Tulips on the Rise

Denise Woldring, A Passion for Spring

Denise Woldring, Tulips in Harmony

The winner of the 2013 Tulip Time Festival Poster will be selected by representatives from both the Tulip Time Festival and the Holland Area Arts Council. The top 20 artists and their works will be featured in February when the winner will be announced. “We’re thrilled with the diversity of the Top 20 and the way Art in Bloom showcases the array of artistic talent surrounding Tulip Time,” said Carrie Farnum, Director of Marketing and Communications for Lighthouse Group. “For 2013, the Top 20 truly captures all the creativity of talented local artists.”

The remaining 19 finalists’ original works will be placed on display in shops throughout downtown Holland beginning April 30, 2013 inviting the public to participate in the Viewer’s Choice Awards by voting for their favorite image. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 works of art with the most votes.

Tulip Time Festival 2013 is May 4 – 11. Detailed program and event information for the coming festival 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 74 West 8th Street, Holland, or by calling 800-822-2770.