HOLLAND — One particular of Holland’s most effective-known local artists has been named the winner of the Tulip Time 2022 Poster Contest.
Kate Moynihan and her portray “Bursting with Colour” were introduced as the successful entry Thursday, Feb. 24, all through Tulip Time’s 1st Bloem unveiling at Warehouse 6 in Holland.
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Moynihan’s oil depiction of a dazzling, multi-coloured tulip “displays the beauty and range of not just Holland’s flowers, but of Holland’s persons,” the organization wrote in a launch.
This is Moynihan’s initial yr profitable the competitors, but her 2nd as the artist driving the formal Tulip Time Poster. She provided a commissioned piece in 2004, right before the competitiveness commenced.
Additional than 100 pieces ended up entered into this year’s level of competition, reflecting “some of the most various” artwork the competition has observed to date in both of those theme and model.
“We are thrilled with this year’s artwork,” claimed Tulip Time Executive Director Gwen Auwerda. “The piece is vibrant and reminds us that spring is close to the corner.”
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It was the first standard competition 12 months since Tulip Time 2019. Right after the pageant was cancelled in 2020, that year’s winner, Aron Lowe, was requested to post a commissioned piece for Tulip Time 2021.
Copies of Moynihan’s do the job will be accessible for sale at the Tulip Time Pageant Office at 42 W. Eighth St. in downtown Holland, as very well as goods and souvenirs based mostly on the painting.
Moynihan has been a skilled painter for 25 many years.
“My occupation commenced as registered nurse,” she informed The Sentinel in 2016. “After 13 many years, I drifted from that profession and ventured again to faculty.”
She finished up majoring in artwork, and has followed the the journey at any time considering the fact that.
“What I discover most gratifying about the arts is the variety and ever-current prospects to discover one thing new,” she informed The Sentinel.
Moynihan stated she idolized her mom expanding up and, as she got older, it was her mother who to start with taught her to operate with her hands, in the variety of arts and crafts.
Moynihan paints regional water shoreline scenes and woodland landscapes. Her signature motif is the white birch — which she utilised as a image when creating her memoir.
Moynihan was also the operator of Moynihan Gallery and Framing at 28 E. Eighth St. in downtown Holland for 25 several years in advance of retiring with hopes to grow to be a motivational speaker. The place is now dwelling to retailer Happy Rags.
— Call reporter Cassandra Lybrink at [email protected]. Follow her on Instagram @BizHolland.