The Friends hold an annual Purchase Art Contest for the purpose of encouraging and spotlighting the fine arts in Germantown, while acquiring an original piece of art created by a Washington county non-professional artist.

In 2017, 25 artists from Washington county submitted 54 pieces of art for judging.

The 10th Annual Friends Purchase Award Art Contest First Place art was purchased for $300 and gifted to the library. It is displayed behind the circulation desk. Second place award is $75 and third place award is $50. All art is displayed in the library during the month of October.

• 2017 Purchase Award Art Contest •

This year’s contest judge was Bradley Parrish, a local Germantown artist. Awards were presented on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the Friends’ Annual Meeting in the Library Community Room. The evening began with a Gallery Browse and an opportunity for all to vote for their favorite picture, “The People’s Choice Award”.

2017 Purchase Award Art Contest prizes:

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First place award went to Susan Dechant for “Daddy’s Girls”. It was purchased and hangs in the library.
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Second place went to Mary Boettcher for “Night Watch.” She also received an honorable mention for “Patterned Fall Birches”.

 

 

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Louise Joyner received the third place award for “Kitchen Gathering”.

 

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Honorable mention went to Karin Corteen for “Sassy Frog”.
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Honorable mention went to Joni Fletcher for “Living Fairytale”. This also won the “People’s Choice” award.
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Patricia Gergetz received honorable mention for “Clear and Cold”.
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Honorable mention also went to Jan Zoromski for “White Rose”.