Door County Arts and Galleries – Pipka’s “Antique Car Santa” Wins National Award

Pipka Ulvilden.

Artist Pipka Ulvilden, who creates the original art for her Santa figurines, has captured Second Place/Holiday in the 2007 Collectors Choice Awards. The awards are presented by the Collector’s Information Bureau (CIB), a trade organization composed of manufacturers of limited-edition collectibles, and recognize outstanding collectibles in a number of product and price categories. In past years, Pipka has won five other CIB awards, including two Best Santa Artist honors.

The 2007 Antique Car Santa was the first of a five-year series called “Santa’s Journey,” with Santa making his Christmas rounds in a variety of vehicles. Santa’s ride in 2008 is a 1949 red pickup. Each of the five-year series will be limited to 950 figurines. Antique Car Santa is already “retired” but can be seen at Pipka’s shop in the Museum Room, which features all 14 years of Pipka’s limited-edition collectible figurines.

“Antique Car Santa” by Pipka Ulvilden.

Pipka’s of Door County is open seven days a week for early Christmas shopping and is located at 2340 Mill Road, Sister Bay. Open from 10 am – 5 pm, and Thursday through Saturday until 8 pm. For more information call 920.854.4392.