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: