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:

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



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


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