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2023 RHS Tote Bag: Contest Winner!

Updated: Apr 20, 2022

Congratulations to Elisabeth Jenkins Baty! Her illustration below has been chosen as our winner, and this design will be featured on our 2023 tote bags.

Totes will be distributed in early 2023 to new and renewing Society members. We may also offer them as raffle prizes at fundraising events. Stay tuned for more details!

About the artist:

Elisabeth Jenkins Baty is an artist and architectural historian living in historic Albemarle County, Virginia. Raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, Elisabeth began her love of all things historic working for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation starting as a young child, and continuing through adulthood. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Architectural History degree and the Savannah College of Art and Design earning a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation. Post- graduation, she began working for multiple historical societies, including The Historic Savannah Foundation, and as an archivist for both Clemson University Special Collections and the University of Virginia Architectural & Historical Drawings collection.

In her free time, Elisabeth is a fiber/ textile artist and restorer with a penchant for English and American works of the 17th and 18th centuries. She is a frequent lecturer on the subject and her works have been featured in multiple museum exhibitions and publications including as Piecework, Country Home, Crazy Quilt Quarterly and The Colonial Williamsburg Journal. This drawing is a tribute to her many happy years as a researcher, librarian and archivist.

Elisabeth's illustration features items from the Redmond Historical Society's collection of archives and historical objects. Can you spot any? Click below to see the original items.


Thank you to all of our participants! View other entries from our talented submitters below!

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