8th Annual Art in Bloom Poster Competition Announced

Tulip Time, together with the Holland Area Arts Council, announce the 8th annual Art in Bloom Poster Competition for 2018. This competition is the process by which the Tulip Time Festival poster image is selected each year.

Artists are invited to submit artwork which will then be judged. Each year, the Holland Area Arts Council selects a juror to select the Top 20 pieces. This year’s juror will be Rich Evenhouse, a Holland creative and member of the Holland Area Arts Council’s Board of Directors.

Until 2011, posters were commissioned works from selected artists. Since Art In Bloom transitioned to a poster competition, seven local artists have been awarded this honor:

  • 2011 Beth Charles – “Drama Queens”
  • 2012 Brittany Strabbing – “Beautiful Dream”
  • 2013 Maggie Schultz – “Clothed in Splendor”
  • 2014 Karin Nelson – “Resilience”
  • 2015 Carolyn Stich – “Joy of Spring”
  • 2016 Alla Dickson – “Spectacle”
  • 2017 Michele Gort – “Playful Time”

Submissions for the 2018 poster competition will be accepted through October 6, 2017.  The winner of the 2018 Tulip Time Festival Poster will be announced at First Bloom, a special unveiling reception held in February.

Tulip Time and the Holland Area Arts Council express their gratitude to Alpen Rose Restaurant and Lumir for their presentation of Art In Bloom and thank Collective Idea, Fris, Gill Staffing, Lighthouse Group and Next Marketing + Design for their sponsorship.  

For more details, artists are encouraged to call the Holland Area Arts Council at 616.396.3278, or to download a complete prospectus visit or

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