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OVER 80 WORKS ACCEPTED INTO THE 2016 COURTING ART EXHIBITION
THANK YOU ARTISTS AND SPONSORS FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!

2016 LIST OF WINNERS
The following pieces from our 2016 Contest have been selected for reproduction and installation in
the Montgomery County Family Court Conciliators Building at 321 Swede Street in Norristown.

Best In Show
"Monday Afternoon on La Grade Canal" by Linda Crane

First Place
"Joys of Summer" by Lauren Daddona

Second Place
"Fun at Fischer Park" by Rose Folkes

Third Place
"Cannibal Queen at Wings Field" by Malcolm Scott

Honorable Mention
"Late Night Movies" by Susannah Hart Thomer

Awards of Excellence
"Merrymead Farm Spring Flowers" by Carol Albrecht
"Dead Heat!" by Robert Carl Arnosky
"Elmwood Park Summer" by Frank Batson
"CJ on Trumpet" by Carl Berlinger
"Glenside 4th of July Parade" by Becky Brams
"Soaring" by Ann L. Brennan
"Autumn Bike Rides" by Renee S. DiDomizio
"Kayaking at the Schuylkill" by Teresa McWilliams Farina
"Gaggle Gossip" by Rosalie Funk
"Hula Hoop Competition Hooray!" by Eileen H. Gifford
"Spring is Here (Free Water Ice)" by Elizabeth D. Gladue
"Motion" by Marlene Farber Lipschutz
"Uplifted" by John Lloyd
"Round and Round" by Patricia Lynch
"Sun Fishing" by Edward McCarty
"Walk in Valley Forge" by Marian Mongelli
"Horsham Dog Park" by Renee Parker
"Winter Fun" by Rebecca Postell
"Fishing Buddies" by Jill Hassall Rees
"On the Bench" by Marty Rosenberg
"Forever Nature Lovers" by Nancy Saladik
"Soccer Boy" by Raymond Schorle
"Going Home" by Judith Stevens
"Evening Glow" by Mary McKeever Volpe

2016 Community Spirit Award
"Peter Pan" by Stephanie Angelucci, Kathy Bampfield, Brian Carroll,
Hannah Engelhardt, Lynda Gehman, Bridget Geri, and Tara Woodruff

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CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WORK ACCEPTED INTO OUR 2016 EXHIBITION
AT MCCC'S FINE ARTS CENTER.

Our 2016 theme, “MONTCO IN MOTION” challenged local artists to explore and celebrate active lifestyles, community happenings and Montgomery County's rich, recreational assets.  "Bright, uplifting entries to appeal to children and families" were encouraged and to everyone's delight, local artists again responded in a big way.  Thanks to participating artists and sponsors, over 80 artists in total will have work on display at this year's Courting Art Exhibition.

Upon conclusion of this year's Exhibition, a professinal Giclée will be made from each prize winning selection and installed in the Montgomery County Family Court Conciliators Building. Ultimately, the goal of this year's contest is to help relieve stress commonly associated with a day in family court, and to create a more welcoming environment for the hundreds of children and families who go there each year.  The Montgomery County Family Court Conciliators Building is located adjacent to the Montgomery County Court House at 321 Swede Street in Norristown. 

To see this year's award winning work and other great entries first-hand, be sure to visit this year's COURTING ART: “MONTCO IN MOTION” Exhibition at the Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts Center in Blue Bell, May 12-25, 2016. Admission is free. Exhibition hours are typically 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM (Mondays - Thursdays) and 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Fridays). See MCCC's Fine Arts Schedule for full details.

BACKGROUND
The Montgomery Bar Association’s Community Outreach Committee launched its inaugural COURTING ART program back in 2013 with the lofty goal of transforming the cold, cavernous walls of the Montgomery County Court House into a gallery of bright and cheerful homegrown art.   Ultimately, the program aimed to create a more welcoming environment for staff and visitors, and reduce the stress typically associated with a day in court.  Since that time, members of the Bar Association, sponsors from our legal community, and community partners have come together to support and celebrate our artists, who have captured the beauty and diversity of our county through magnificent interpretations of some of our areas most inspiring landmarks and hidden treasures.   

In our first three years, we challenged local artists ages to explore and express, on paper, canvas and mixed media, “What [they] love about Montgomery County.”  Several hundred juried entries have been received to date and displayed during our annual exhibitions at Montgomery County Community College’s Fine Arts Center, and over 100 prize-winning works can be seen throughout the Court House for everyone’s enjoyment. For the first time, winning selections from this year's contest will soon extend beyond the walls of the Montgomery County Court House when installed in the Montgomery County Family Court Conciliators Building.

Click here to view our 2016 MONTCO IN MOTION Art Contest & Exhibition Sponsors
Visit our Entry Info page for 2016 Contest Rules and Entry Forms.
Visit our Timeline page for a complete schedule of 2016 Courting Art Events.

OTHER RELATED LINKS

Click here for driving directions to MCCC's Central Campus in Blue Bell.
Click here for a map of MCCC's Central Campus in Blue Bell. *5/4/16 Art drop off and Exhibition are at The Fine Arts Center
Click here to download a FREE copy of the MBA's Elder Law Handbook.
Click here to download a brochure about other MBA services available to Montco Seniors
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2014 INFORMATION AND DOWNLOADS...
Click here for a complete list of 2014 sponsors.
Click here for a complete list of artists and artwork accepted into our 2014 Exhibition.
Click here to view our 2014 Courting Art award-winners.
Click here to view our 2013 Courting Art award-winners.
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