Watercolor Competition Winners

Mystic Seaport Museum is pleased to announce the winners of its watercolor competition inspired by the current exhibition J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate open now in the Museum’s Collins Gallery.

One hundred thirty-three paintings were entered in the competition from artists as far away as Denmark and California. After an initial submission period, six finalists were selected — three each in two categories: adult and child (ages 12 and younger). The finalists were presented to the public for an online vote, which determined the winner in each category.

The winner in the adult category is Lisa Miceli of Mystic, Conn., for her painting “New London Harbor Light at Dusk.”

"New London Harbor Light at Dusk" by Lisa Miceli
“New London Harbor Light at Dusk” by Lisa Miceli

The winner in the child category is Estefani R., a 5th grade student from Los Angeles, for her painting “Moonlight Forest.”

"Moonlight Forest" by Estefani R.
“Moonlight Forest” by Estefani R.

The six finalist paintings are on display in the lobby of the Museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building, outside of the Turner exhibition. The public may view the display free of charge. The other four paintings are:

  • “Into the Light” by Madeleine von Hemert
  • “Summer Day” by Robert Ferguson
  • Rainbow Road, Iceland” by Olivia, 4th grade
  • “5 Whales” by Samantha, 7th grade

J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate is open daily through February 23, 2020.