Self-described ‘unruly artist’ wins this year’s West Seattle Garden Tour art competition

The sun’s out, clocks “spring forward” tonight, and it’s time to think about the warmer seasons. Above, you’ll find inspiration – this year’s winning West Seattle Garden Tour artwork, just announced:

West Seattle Garden Tour announced today the artwork titled Garden Girl in Red Shades by West Seattle artist Sheila Lengle has been selected as the winner of this year’s annual art competition.

Ms. Lengle is best known for her exuberant, color-infused paintings. Working primarily in acrylics, her creations are often whimsical, playful, and exhibit a vibrant joie-de-vivre. Not painting “by the rules,”, Ms. Lengle says. “I just absolutely love, love, love painting…creating shapes and using incongruous color combinations with the goal of making me and anyone who sees my work happy. I have unbridled freedom to paint whatever I want, however I want, with whatever I want. I am an UNRULY ARTIST.”

Ms. Lengle was also the winning artist in WSGT’s 2012 call for artists.

Garden Girl in Red Shades (30” wide x 20” high; acrylic) will be featured on the 2019 Garden Tour’s official poster and ticket book. Ms. Lengle will also receive a $500 cash prize. West Seattle Garden Tour will conduct a silent auction of the artwork during the May 2019 West Seattle Art Walk (at Capers Home store) and on the day of the tour, Sunday, June 23, 2019, where bids will be taken in one of the gardens from 9 am to 5 pm. Proceeds will benefit the year’s designated beneficiaries, which will be announced in early April.

Garden Girl in Red Shades will be on view along with works by six WSGT Art Competition finalists will be on view at Capers Home Store during the West Seattle Art Walk on May 9.

Tickets for the June 23rd WSGT itself are already on sale online.

4 Replies to "Self-described 'unruly artist' wins this year's West Seattle Garden Tour art competition"

  • Brenda March 9, 2019 (12:30 pm)

    Your colors are great! Congratulations.

  • mem March 9, 2019 (3:49 pm)

    Buy a ticket, heck buy two, for this year’s garden tour!! It’s a great way to spend a Sunday, get terrific ideas for your own yard and support a local good cause to boot.

  • GretchenF March 9, 2019 (5:22 pm)

    Many thanks WSB for covering this!

  • Jeff Daley March 11, 2019 (1:10 pm)

    It’s hard to believe that the West Seattle Garden Tour is going to celebrate their 25th annual tour this June 23rd.  It has truly become a fun, inspiring fixture in our community. Cause for celebration!

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