Fountain’s resident Chester Wojtecki has artwork featured in Expressions calendar

MILLBROOK — Every year the Watermark Company, which has more than 60 community properties including retirement and senior facilities like The Fountains in Millbrook, creates a calendar featuring artwork by residents from their sites across the country. The best artists are chosen for the calendar. 

For the past number of years, The Fountains in Millbrook has been able to boast that some of those best artists have lived among its residences; it can do so again this year as Chester Wojtecki, or Chet, as he prefers to be called, had his art featured in the 2021 calendar. Wojtecki’s painting, Quiet Creek, is on page that faces the month of January — starting off this year’s calendar with a bang.

Born in Poughkeepsie,          Wojtecki is a Navy veteran and retired legal analyst who has lived at The Fountains for a little more than a year. He moved there to enjoy his retirement with his wife, Joan; they have been married for 67 years. The amateur artist enjoys  painting, golf, music, wood carving and  his family, all things that make him a happy man, he said. Possibly his contentment is mirrored in his paintings.

The calendar, entitled, Expressions 2021, was released just in time for the holidays. This is the 23rd edition of the calendar, a 32-page wall calendar from Watermark Retirement Communities. It celebrates active aging and the arts by showcasing the work of 57 artists who reside at Watermark retirement communities from coast to coast.

The winning artwork was announced in November 2020, but Wojtecki only learned in mid-December that his painting had been chosen.

Complimentary copies of the Expressions 2021 calendar may be picked up at The Fountains at Millbrook or any Watermark community. Go to for a complete list of locations or to view the calendar online.

Quiet Creek is a painting done by Chester Wojtecki of Millbrook, now featured in the Expressions 2021 calendar. Photo submitted

Chester Wojtecki Photo submitted

Quiet Creek is a painting done by Chester Wojtecki of Millbrook, now featured in the Expressions 2021 calendar. Photo submitted

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