Sheila Lengle's Garden Girl in Red Shades Wins 2019 Art Competition

Garden Girl in Red Shades (30” high x 20” wide, acrylic) by Sheila Lengle

West Seattle Garden Tour is pleased to announce that the artwork ‘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 Caper’s 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’, along with works by six WSGT Art Competition finalists will be on view at Caper’s Home Store during the West Seattle Artwalk, May 9, 2019.