‘The Sower’ by Sarah Mottaghinejad wins West Seattle Garden Tour art competition

(Photos courtesy West Seattle Garden Tour)

That’s “The Sower” by West Seattle artist Sarah Mottaghinejad, just announced as the winner of this year’s West Seattle Garden Tour art competition:

The winning piece features cherry veneer, acrylic, watercolor, mica, and hollyhock seeds on a clay panel measuring 18” x 24”. The artwork will be featured on the 2017 Garden Tour’s marketing materials, including the official poster and ticket book. Ms. Mottaghinejad will also receive a $500 cash prize.

Ms. Mottaghinejad says she is a storyteller before anything else. As a letterpress printer and bookbinder, she mostly works with paper, but will use any medium that best tells the story. She has a master’s degree in Linguistics, but very little formal art training. She currently works as an instructional designer, practicing her art and craft on the weekends.

Read more about her and her work on the WSGT website. This year’s tour will be earlier than recent years – June 25th; the winning work will be auctioned in one of the gardens that day, with proceeds going toward this year’s nonprofit beneficiaries, which WSGT organizers plan to announce next week.

11 Replies to "'The Sower' by Sarah Mottaghinejad wins West Seattle Garden Tour art competition"

  • A.R. March 2, 2017 (9:35 am)

    Excellent work! I love the textures of the different materials.

  • TheKing March 2, 2017 (9:45 am)

    Very cool mix of mediums. Beautiful….congratulations!!!!

  • Kathy March 2, 2017 (10:28 am)

    Stunning, I love it!!

  • Anne March 2, 2017 (10:43 am)


  • Christopher Boffoli March 2, 2017 (11:33 am)

    What a beautifully conceived and executed design.  Congratulations Ms. Mottaghinejad.

  • BKRDT March 2, 2017 (11:45 am)

    Sarah! It’s beautiful!! Congratulations.

  • Kaye March 2, 2017 (12:37 pm)

    Wow!! So unique! Love it…..

  • Christina March 2, 2017 (1:02 pm)

    I love this! I particularly love the color palette, as it’s so different than the other artwork we’ve seen in years past. Gorgeous!

  • Junction Lady March 2, 2017 (1:56 pm)

    Very cool!

  • MrsT March 2, 2017 (2:58 pm)

    Really beautiful! Congratulations! 

  • Deodara March 2, 2017 (5:30 pm)

    This is beautiful, and it does tell a story!

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