It has been decided by the Friends group, that the art contest will be suspended for a period of time, with further consideration being made in the future as to whether to resume the past format, make changes to the contest, possibly convert it to a display only show, or some other option.
For the past 10 years, the Friends have held 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 2018, the contest winners were announced at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Germantown Community Library on Wednesday, October 10.
In 2018, a junior division, open to students in grades 6 through 12, was included. Students were able to enter one piece of artwork.
Past Winners of the Friends’ Annual Juried Art Contest
2008 “School Days” ––Rick Sachse
2009 “Knowledge is the Window to the World” ––Kathy Lammert
2010 “Village Street 1” ––Everett Powell
2011 “Merritt the Muse” ––Sandra Butz-Seibers
2012 “Autumn Leaves” ––Linda Derrick
2013 “Bus to MWA” ––Everett Powell
2014 “Bog Lake Morning”–– Bob Christian
2015 “#57” ––Bob Schaar
2016 “I am” ––Marco Mendoza
2017 “Daddy’s Girls” ––Susan Dechant
2018 “Musical Smokestack”—Karin Corteen
The 10th Annual Friends Purchase Award Art Contest First Place art was purchased for $300 and gifted to the library. It will be 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.
• 2018 Purchase Award Art Contest •
This year’s contest judge was Barbara Reinhart, an art professor emeritus at UW-Waukesha, specializing in painting and sculpture. Awards were presented on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 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”.
2018 Purchase Award Art Contest prizes: