|Sue Myal and Sue Sprunk, owners of Artistry of Poland have selected a winner in the Design Like a Star contest. David Blair, a retailer who won the first competition, assisted in the judging.|
|Susan Vanderhoek, a folk artist from Salem, Oregon, submitted three different designs. The judges selected her Victorian Santa entry as this year’s winning design.|
|According to Vanderhoek, Victorian Santa Claus is 4.5 inches. His red hood sports festive
holly leaves in hunter green. The ornament will be painted in a gloss for shine and lightly sprinkled with German glass glitter.
It’s almost unimaginable to find an ornament line without a Santa Claus, but this will be the first for Artistry of Poland!
“Susan’s design has inspired us and we hope to add additional Santas to the Artistry of Poland line,” said Sue Myal.
|Artistry of Poland will work closely with Susan through every step of the ornament creation process. She will receive 10 ornaments and her design will become part of the Artistry of Poland collection in 2010.
Susan is a member of American Holiday Artists. You can view her work at seasonalwhimsies.blogspot.com.