Art in the Park Contest 2021

A grassy walkway with two buildings along side it, a red outbuilding and a brown barn.
"Spring Morning" by Justin Wiest

Winner of the Advanced Artist Category and Winner of the Weir Masterpiece Award

Weir Farm NHP would like to thank and congratulate all of the artists who entered this year's Virtual Art in the Park Contest and Exhibit! Artists from all over submitted an image of a piece of artwork inspired by or made at Weir Farm. Winners of each category can be seen below.

A Special Thanks to Contest Judges and Partners

A warm thank you to the three contest judges, Weir Farm art instructors Bobbi Eike Mullen, Dmitri Wright, and Pat Hegnauer, for their expertise and generosity in determining this year's winners. Also, a huge thank you to park partners G&B Cultural Center, Friends of Weir Farm, and Weir Farm Art Alliance for your support of local artists and Weir Farm's Art in the Park programming.

Virtual Art Exhibit

All artwork entered in the contest is now featured on the park's website as part of an online exhibit. With 126 submissions, the 2021 Virtual Art in the Park Exhibit focuses on showcasing the artistic inspiration and creativity that Weir Farm NHP inspires! To view the virtual art exhibit, click on the images below. The art exhibit is split into six different categories.

Visitors' Choice Award

The Visitors' Choice Award consisted of two rounds of online voting, with the top 6 works of art from two weeks of open voting advancing to a bracket-style competition on the park's Facebook and Instagram pages. In total, 394 visitor votes were placed in this nail-biting creative competition for the highly coveted Visitors' Choice Award. Congratulations to Bobbie Flintrop and her oil painting, "View from the Meadow." for winning the Visitors' Choice Award!


2021 Virtual Art in the Park Exhibit

October 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021


Full List of Winners and Honorable Mentions

Advanced/Professional Artist Awards

1st, Weir Masterpiece Award: Justin Wiest, "Spring Morning"
2nd: Leslie Carone, "Young Studio, Weir Farm"
3rd: Maya Rodriguez, "Woodshed in Winter"

Honorable Mentions:
Alice Hayes, "Shadow by the Barn"
Day R. Shields, "Painting in the Meadow -Dmitri's Class"
Sharman Wheatley, "Sunken Garden, Weir Farm"

Adult Artist Awards

1st: Christina A. Tugeau, "Memory Shed"
2nd: Mark Taylor, "Weir Pond 2021"
3rd: Cathleen Nardo, "The Buttercup Trail"

Honorable Mentions:
Cynthia Dunn, "Moody Morning"
Michael Franco, "Ice House and Weir Barn"
Michael Jaykus, "The Shed at Weir Farm"

Teen Artist Awards

1st: Gisella Castagna, "Burlingham Bunnies at Dusk"
2nd: Josh Arouni, "Breathe In"
3rd: Brenden Shean, "Foliage on the Lake"

Honorable Mentions:
Caroline Richey Elliott, "Flower in the field"
Chloe Kiernan, "Peace and Serenity"
Alex Lopes, "Burlingam House at Weir Farm"

Junior Artist Awards

1st: Adelaida Rogova, "Dragon on the Farm"
2nd: Skanda. R, "The good times spent in the park"
3rd: Will, "The Old Oak"

Honorable Mentions:
Reagan Bohnemann, "Cora's House and Potting Shed"
Lilly P, "The Weir Bench"
Cecilia Tremante, "Tree and Stone Wall"

Photography Awards

1st: Dylan Miller, "Sphagnum Grove"
2nd: Susan D. Ferguson, "Weir Farm in Winter"
3rd: Diane Daskam, "A view in May from the hidden garden"

Honorable Mentions:
Zaac Chaves, "The Green Elf Cup: Chlorociboria aeruginascens"
Maryann Lennon, "Celebration"
Jonathon K. Rosen, "Weir House"

NPS Staff, Partner, and Volunteer Awards

1st: Shelby Street (Take Part in Art Volunteer), "Dusk"
2nd: Charlotte Simons (Take Part in Art Volunteer), "Weir Farm Glow"
3rd: Tom Barberi (Park Staff), "Beauty Amongst the Enemy"

Honorable Mentions:
Chris Burke (Park Staff), "Sunrise on the Porch"
Leslie Cullen (Studio Docent), "Through the forest"
Barbara Kaplan (Garden Crew), "Feeding Time"

Visitors' Choice Award

1st: Bobbie Flintrop, "View from the Meadow"
2nd: Karin Mansberg, "Butterfly Weed"
3rd: Dylan Miller, "Sphagnum Grove"

Honorable Mentions:
Josh Arouni, "Breathe In"
Lisa D'Amico, "Weir Moon"
Susan D. Ferguson, "Weir Farm in Winter"

Last updated: September 30, 2022

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

735 Nod Hill Road
Wilton, CT 06897


203 834-1896 x0

Contact Us