SLGA selects Mangutz for 2014 festival artwork


Sequim Gazette staff

The Sequim Lavender Growers Association announces the selection of the 18th Sequim Lavender Festival Poster Artwork by local artist Cyndi Mangutz that will be featured July 18-20, 2014, during the Sequim Lavender Festival.


The Sequim Lavender Festival artwork is incorporated during SLGA’s lavender harvest season events on posters, signage and wearing apparel and included on promotional material in regional and nationwide media and advertising venues including the Washington State ferry system and tourism websites.


Each year artwork submissions vary in their depiction of the local lavender producing industry.


Mangutz, a long-time favorite in the Pacific Northwest for her depiction in a folk-art genre of rural, nautical and farm settings, enlivened by visitors and locals, has completed a painting both “complimentary” and “complementary” to SLGA’s festival events, said Paul Jendrucko, association spokesman.


Her 2014 art submission depicts a simple working lavender farm attended by lavender U-pick patrons and a menagerie of domestic and wild animals. This will be Mangutz’s second go-around with creating artwork for the festival suitable for framing, posters, wearing apparel and promotions. Her artwork was featured in 2005, the ninth Sequim Lavender Festival. She previously has been commissioned to paint local lavender farms and was the artist selected to complete the Sequim Centennial poster artwork.


“We hit a bulls-eye with this one,” said Jendrucko. “We didn’t have to go far to find what we wanted.

Cyndi is a festival friend, neighbor and local artist who is familiar with our community. Her art is colorful and versatile and captures our famous lavender growing region, incorporated in a working lavender farm scene. As we enter adulthood in our 18th year, Cyndi’s art will assist us in promoting Sequim, our festival and attracting visitors to the Lavender Capital of North America.”


Visit for more information about the 18th Sequim Lavender Festival. “We’ll Keep the Lavender Blooming.”