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.
This year the contest winners will be announced at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Germantown Community Library on Wednesday, October 10. Click here for the registration form which you can print and fill out. Registration Form 2018
Contest rules may be found here: Contest rules 2018
New this year is the art contest junior division, open to students in grades 6 through 12. Students may enter one piece of artwork. Rules and registration form for junior entrants may be found here: Junior Art Contest 2018
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
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 •
Last 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: