Poster Art Contest Winner 2019

Florence Griswold Museum Garden by Catherine Elliott
2019 winning image “Florence Griswold Museum Garden” by Catherine Elliott.


Connecticut’s Historic Gardens is pleased to announce artist Catherine Elliott of Simsbury, CT as the winner of the sixth annual Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest. The name of the painting is “Florence Griswold Museum Garden.” It was inspired by one of our sister sites, Florence Griswold Museum.

This contest gives local artists a chance to showcase their talents while advertising CT Historic Gardens Day, an important, statewide event. The group began the contest to encourage Connecticut artists to visit and capture these historically significant homes with beautiful gardens. They hope that these sites will provide inspiring subjects for their art.

Along with a cash prize, the winning artist receives widespread exposure – at the annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show (February 21-24, 2019, booth 413), at each of the 15 Connecticut’s Historic Gardens throughout the year, and at Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day itself, an event that attracts garden lovers from throughout the state and beyond. This year’s Historic Gardens Day takes place on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 12-4 pm. Stay tuned for a notice of activities taking place at each site.

Catherine ElliottContest winner Catherine Elliott has a been painting for over 30 years in the American Impressionist style. Her passion for painting Plein Air shows through all of her work. A member of the Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT Art Association, and the Washington, CT CT Plein Aire Painters Society, Catherine has taught workshops both here and abroad. Her work has been showcased in galleries throughout New England and in Ireland, including the P S Gallery, Litchfield, CT, the Sosbee Studio and Gallery, Nantucket, MA, and the Ireland Outdoor Painter’s Society. Catherine holds a degree in Fine Arts from Windham College, VT.