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.
Virtual Art Exhibit
All artwork entered in the contest is now featured on the park's website as part of an online exhibit. With 125 submissions, the 2023 Virtual Art in the Park Exhibit focuses on showcasing the artistic inspiration and creativity that Weir Farm NHP inspires!
Visitors' Choice Awards
The 2023 Art in the Park Contest Visitors' Choice Awards consisted of two rounds of voting, with the top 5 works of art from open voting advancing to a final round, which took place at online on October 21, 2023. In total, 218 visitor votes were placed in this nail-biting creative competition for the highly coveted Visitors' Choice Award. Congratulations to Norm Dick, and his painting, "Weir Wall" for winning the Visitors' Choice Award!
A Special Thanks to Contest Judges and Partners
A warm thank you to the three contest judges, Weir Farm art instructors Pat Hegnauer, Bobbi Eike Mullen and Dmitri Wright, 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.
2023 Virtual Art in the Park Exhibit
September 30, 2023 — April 30, 2024
To view the virtual art exhibit, click on the images below.
Advanced Artist Category
Second Place: "Full Moon in Gemini, Midnight (Weir Caretaker’s Cottage, December 2013)" by Eileen Tavolacci
Beginner Adult Artist Category
First Place: "Tree in the Rain" by Raquel Z.
Teen Artist Category
First Place: "Spider Flower at Weir Farm" by Mateo Soni
Junior Artist Category
First Place: "The Outside Garden" by Lyla G.
Full List of Winners and Honorable Mentions
Advanced/Professional Artist Awards
1st, Weir Masterpiece Award: Laura Gould, "Climbing Rose"
1st: Raquel Z., "Tree in the Rain"
Teen Artist Awards
1st: Mateo Soni, "Spider Flower at Weir Farm"
Junior Artist Awards
1st: Lyla G., "The Outside Garden"
1st: Sandy Griesbach, "Fall Reflections"
NPS Staff, Partner, and Volunteer Awards
1st: Leslie Carone (Art Instructor), "Marigolds at Weir"
Visitors' Choice Awards
1st: Norm Dick, "Weir Wall"
Last updated: October 25, 2023