Weir Farm NHP would like to thank and congratulate all of the artists who entered this year's 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.
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 150 submissions, the 2022 Virtual Art in the Park Exhibit focuses on showcasing the artistic inspiration and creativity that Weir Farm NHP inspires!
Visitors' Choice Awards
The Visitors' Choice Awards consisted of two rounds of voting, with the top 5 works of art from open voting advancing to final round, which took place at the Art in the Park Festival and on the park's Facebook on October 15, 2022. In total, 371 visitor votes were placed in this nail-biting creative competition for the highly coveted Visitors' Choice Award. Congratulations to Maren Kreutzer, and her watercolor painting, "The Fox of Weir Farm" for winning the Visitors' Choice Award!
2022 Virtual Art in the Park Exhibit
September 30, 2022 - April 30, 2022
Advanced Artist Category
Second Place: "The Farmhouse Pantry" by Marianne Holtermann
Beginner Adult Artist Category
First Place: "Industrious Robin" by Lori Colt
Teen Artist Category
First Place: "Dappled Birdhouse" by Lea Sanchez-Dubois
Junior Artist Category
First Place: "The Back of the Weir House" by Evan Brindley
Full List of Winners and Honorable Mentions
Advanced/Professional Artist Awards
1st, Weir Masterpiece Award: Lisa D'Amico, "Weir Twilight"
Beginner Adult Artist Awards
1st: Lori Colt, "Industrious Robin"
Teen Artist Awards
1st: Lea Sanchez-Dubois, "Dappled Birdhouse"
Junior Artist Awards
1st: Evan Brindley, "The Back of the Weir House"
1st: Jane Novia O'Reilly, "Boy Painting in the Garden"
NPS Staff, Partner, and Volunteer Awards
1st: Barbara Kaplan (Garden Crew), "Rooms for Wrent"
Visitors' Choice Awards
1st: Maren Kreutzer, "The Fox of Weir Farm"
Last updated: October 11, 2023