NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Walnut Hill Park painting competition

Like so many other Museum visitors, the late Dan North of Litchfield, CT, was so taken with the view of Walnut Hill Park from the NBMAA that he proposed a biennial painting contest depicting the park. The contest winner will receive a prize of $1,000 courtesy of North, whose New Britain ancestors donated the 10-acre site used to create the park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City, was greatly inspired by the artwork of American artist Frederic Church, who is represented in the NBMAA’s collection.

Artists (18 and older) may depict the park from any view they choose, in any medium they prefer. Size of the artwork is up to the artist, up to 52 inches in length or width. Applicants must email their name, title, dimensions, and medium to Kate Swanson, Coordinator of Family & Community Programs at swansonk@nbmaa.org by Monday, December 4, 2017. The receiving date for works will follow. Artist Paul Baylock will judge the entries. The winning entry will be displayed during Nor’Easter, the NBMAA’s annual juried Member’s exhibition in Summer 2018.