CT’s Historic Gardens Announces

Winner of 2020 Poster Contest

Artist Cynthia Gillette of Woodbury, CT wins the 7th Annual Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest

Poster Art Contest 2020 winning image“October Afternoon in The Gertrude Jekyll Garden” is a watercolor rendition of the back side of The Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden in Woodbury, CT. Cynthia states: “The spot looks at a corner of the Historic Glebe House and patio which sits within a border of the Gertrude Jekyll assortment of flowers.  These October flowers and the town’s sidewalk trees hold onto the still rich colors beginning the fall season.  It is truly a cozy ‘English Garden’, typical of Gertrude Jekyll.”

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 20-23, 2020, 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 28, 2020 from 12-4 pm; stay tuned to this site for more information on each garden’s activities.

Cynthia GilletteA Connecticut native, contest winner Cynthia Gillette is a locally recognized artist whose work has been sold along the east coast to private and corporate clients. Her recent work in landscapes reflects the simplicity of neighboring barns, clouds and farmlife, a visual New England tour of past and present where stark beauty and serenity resound in each picture. A graduate of the University of Bridgeport in Graphic Design and Fine Art, Cynthia has worked in set design/painting/graphics for Main Street Ballet and Newbury Musical Theater Company. She has received “The Musical Publishers Association Paul Revere Award” for Best Publication and has had exhibits at Westover Schumacher Gallery, The Woodbury Public Library, the Gloria Cachion Gallery at Southbury Public Library and the Middlebury Public Library. She is a member of the arts Alliance of Woodbury and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists.

Please check the website later this year for information on the Poster Art Contest for CT’s Historic Gardens Day 2021.