But three entries captivated us, as they will you too!

The Ilan-Lael Coloring Contest has been a great success and loads of fun. The contest was part of Ilan-Lael’s #TrustLifeProject, a Celebration of Art and Nature…and a way we can come together when we are apart during these challenging times. We asked people to choose a page from James Hubbell’s new coloring book “Four Walls” and get creative! Three winners were chosen, The People’s Choice award, which received the most “LIKES” on our Instagram, the Academy Award, which was chosen by Ilan-Lael artists and staff, and the Hubbell Award, selected by James and Anne Hubbell. The prize for each winner was a #TrustLife t-shirt from our online Shop which is filled with great Hubbell-inspired merchandise.

Our first congratulations to Fay McQueen (above) who received the People’s Choice Award, earning the most votes on our Ilan-Lael Instagram page for her rich shading of a dog and butterfly in the forest. No surprise here as Fay was a Hubbell studio artist for many years and her artistic talents are well-documented.

Jan Beaton was the Hubbell Award winner, chosen by James and Anne Hubbell for his vibrant interpretation of fanciful creatures. (below) Jan is a volunteer docent for Ilan-Lael tours and his wife Sherry is an accomplished artist and docent as well. His discerning taste in artists is matched by his talent!

Finally, the Ilan-Lael and Hubbell Studio artists awarded the Academy Award to Linda Hintzman whose imaginatively vivid trio of birds (below) amused and delighted our team of creatives. Linda has volunteered at past Open Houses. She told us “It was a little daunting having my work judged by the amazing artists at Hubbell Studios, but I figured I had nothing to lose.” Indeed—no losers here!

Thanks to everyone who participated. Make sure to see all the entries posted here on our Instagram! They’re all wonderful! And if you don’t have your copy of James Hubbell’s new coloring book, “Four Walls,” you can still purchase one here.

Coloring submissions came from far and wide. Architect Eddie Jones, a friend from Arizona, sent in this colorful entry (below).

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