The Wilhelmina-ring is a bi-annual lifetime achievement award granted to a prominent Dutch sculptor. The price is initiated in 1998 by the Foundation Wilhelmina-ring to memorize that year Wilhelmina of the Netherlands was inaugurated as queen 100 years earlier.
By awarding the prize the Foundation Wilhelmina-ring want to encourage the interest in Dutch sculpture. The prize consists of a specially designed ring, an exhibition at the CODA art center in Apeldoorn, and a commission by the municipality of Apeldoorn to produce an sculpture, to be placed in the Sprengen Park.
- 1998 : Joop Beljon ; ring design: Lara Kassenaar ; sculpture De versmelting (The fusion), unveiled on June 7, 2000.
- 2000 : Joep van Lieshout ; ring design: Cees Post ; sculpture Apedoorn, unveiled on October 15, 2001.
- 2002 : Jan van Munster ; ring design: Jan Matthesius; sculpture Ik (I), unveiled on November 13, 2003.
- 2004 : Carel Visser : ring design: Ralph Bakker ; sculpture Meer (Lake), unveiled on April 26, 2006.
- 2006: Maria Roosen ; ring design: Cees de Vries ; sculpture Boomsieraad (Tree Jewellery), unveiled on 3 December 2008.
- 2009: John Körmeling ; ring design Dinie Besems ; sculpture The Origin of 1 Metre, unveiled on December 13, 2013.
- 2011: Piet Slegers ; ring design Beate Klockmann ; sculpture Kringloop (Recycled), unveiled on June 28, 2013.
- 2013: Hans van Houwelingen ; ring design Truike Verdegaal ; sculpture (data missing)
- 2015: Auke de Vries ; ring design Lucy Sarneel
- 2017: Eja Siepman van den Berg ; ring design Katja Prins
- 2019: Tirzo Martha
In the years 2002 and 2004 also a prestigious prize was awarded.
- Architecture in the Netherlands: Yearbook. (2000), p. 156
- Wilhelminaring: tweejaarlijkse oeuvreprijs voor beeldhouwkunst in Nederland. 2006
- Less + More: Droog Design in Context. (220), p. 79
- Marthe Le Van (2004), 1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand. p. 165
- Ons erfdeel, Vol. 47, 2004.
- Maria Roosen: monster. (2009), p.60
- Piet Slegers (1923) ; male / Netherlandish ; sculptor, draftsman, academy lecturer at rkd.nl, 2015.
- Official Wilhelmina Foundation Prize website—(in Dutch)
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