Packard Named Pops By The Sea Commemorative Artist

Provincetown painter Cynthia Packard has been selected by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) as the 35th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea commemorative artist. 

“We are so excited to have Cynthia lend her unique talents and artistic vision to this year’s Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea,” said AFCC Executive Director Julie Wake. “She has made an indelible mark on the cultural scene on Cape Cod, showing what you can achieve as an artist here. We look forward to her adding a new dimension to this year’s Pops through her creative representation of our summer concert.” 

Packard, who grew up in Princeton, N.J., comes from a lineage of artists. Her great-grandfather was the noted impressionist Max Bohm, who played a significant role in establishing Provincetown’s art colony. Her mother, Anne Packard, is renowned for her sea and landscape paintings. 

After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art in 1981 with a master’s degree in fine arts in sculpture, she moved to Provincetown to pursue a career as an artist. 

Packard shares her knowledge of her craft with emerging artists, teaching at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, and the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Arizona, as well as leading in-studio workshops.  


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Julie Wake from the Arts Foundation Cape Cod and Cynthia Packard in Packard’s Provincetown studio.

Packard’s Pops by the Sea painting will be unveiled at Cape Cod Museum of Art in April and then auctioned at the AFCC’s major fund raiser,  “Prelude to Summer,” on June 4 at the Hyannisport Club. The Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert is Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Hyannis Village Green.
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