To coincide with the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire’s promotions, a new painting by Sequim artist Patricia Taynton was chosen as the official 2011 artwork.
Her art will be featured on the event’s posters, T-shirts, advertising and other promotional materials and as a raffle item at the end of the fair running July 15-17, the traditional lavender weekend, at Carrie Blake Park.
Taynton purposely did not name the painting, so fair representatives created a contest to name it. The winner will receive two free tickets to the Lavender Farm Tour and a lavender gift basket.
Submit ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 15.
Scott Nagel, executive director of the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, said Taynton’s art is a classic painting in the tradition of Sequim lavender farm art.
“We are excited to present this vibrant new image to the thousands of worldwide tourists who will come to visit our beautiful and iconic farms this year,” Nagel said.
Taynton is a photorealist painter using watercolor and tempera.
She is a graduate of Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, Pa., has taught both private workshops and classes at Peninsula College, is a juried member of Women Painters of Washington and has work featured at the Olympic Gallery in Quilcene and Gallery on the Walls in Sequim.
The Franklin Mint, Defenders of Wildlife, The International Council for Bird Preservation, The World Wildlife Fund and the National Wildlife Federation have commissioned Taynton’s work.
Her work has been exhibited in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East and she has won numerous competitions for her art and photography, including awards from Art at the Classic in Grass Valley, Calif., Western States Equine Expo Art Show in Sacramento, Calif., Equine Art Affair in Devon, Pa., and the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association.