Mystery Painting Puzzle

The Guild of Harwich Artists hosted a community-painted Mystery Painting Puzzle as part of the state-wide ArtWeek 2019.  This year’s ArtWeek (April 26-May 5, 2019) presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, is an annual award-winning state-wide festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences.

What is a Mystery Painting Puzzle?

Each painter was given a 3”x 3” photo image to paint on a 6”x 6” stretched canvas panel. The individual painters did not know what the larger image they contributed to, and therefore the mystery. Guild member artists were on-hand with supplies to mentor fledgling artists. As the 96 panels were combined during the day the mystery image was revealed, much like a completed jigsaw puzzle.  Cyndi Williams, Executive Director of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce, offered to hang the completed Mystery Painting Puzzle in the lobby of the Harwich Visitor Center in Harwich Port for all to see.

‘Red River Salt Marsh’ – South Harwich

Image is based on original acrylic painting by Barbara Hageman, Guild member and creative force behind the 2019 Mystery Painting Puzzle.

Learn more about the project

Business Sponsors

Thank you to the following local businesses and community sponsors for their support of the project:
Alecsies House of PizzaDr. Pamela Lattimer, MDPort Framing Gallery
A&W Harwich PortEd & Shannon McManusStaples Orleans
Cape Cod Five Ellen Ellis Cleaning ServiceThe 400 East Restaurant & Bar
Cape Cod TileworksGross Street Studios The Weatherdeck Restaurant
Capeside KitchenHarwich Paint & Decorating CenterVilla Roma Restaurant
Cranberry LiquorsKruddens3 
Doris Mee - ArtistLeo F. Doherty

Contributing Painters

Thank you to the following members of our community for participating in the Mystery Painting Puzzle event:
Banks, ChrisHillman, AdellaPaul, Barbara
Banks, EdInsley, MichelePetrillo, Bill
Barbara HagemanJackson, MaryPetrillo, Helen
Carleton, EviJerauld,  Kathy Pierce, Bobbie
Chris, BrittanyJenkins, DebbiePierce, Jack
Christern, WendyJerauld, KathiRider, Dagma
Davies, EllenJohnson, BrianRider, Richard
Durkin, AnnKeith, NancyRoberts, Joan
ElKamouny, Kathy Kelley, AllieRose, Peggy
Evans, SimmonKelley, J.D.Rudden, Maria
Federici, CelineKelley, LexiRudden, Michael
Folding, LarryKelley, SamSnyder, Jan
Fuentes, MarthaKent, DebbiSummer, Sedona
Games, TinaKetchum, JohnTavano, Donna
Geursten, AriaLane, DinahThacher, Beverly 
Geursten, JohnLatimerac, PamTibbetts, Heather
Gigley, HelenLeClair, AnnTierney, Maeve
Gigley, PaulMcClura, DeniseTyldesley, Weedie 
Glass, JohnMee, DorisVacca, Katherine 
Goss, TaraMenzies, MarlaViera, Deb
Grabala, MadalineMichaud, SandyWeeks, Rick
Gregory, DianneMonroe, BonnieWise, Heather
Hageman, Barbara O'Brien-Horne, KathleenWood, Nancy
Hartman, CynthiaOstrander, Elaine
Hayes, SallyParney, Mark