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OVER 80 WORKS ACCEPTED INTO THE 2016 COURTING ART EXHIBITION
EXHIBITION WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 12, 2016 | MCCC FINE ARTS CENTER | BLUE BELL, PA

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ACCEPTED WORKS.

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 when it opens to the public on May 12.  Approximately two dozen entries from this year's are expected to be identified as "prize winners" in the days ahead.

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.

2015 LIST OF WINNERS
The following pieces from our 2015 Contest were selected for reproduction and were installed
in the Montgomery County Court House in August of 2015.

Best In Show
"St. Gabriel's, Audubon" by Carol Albrecht

First Place
"Waiting" by William Bourne

Second Place
"Suburban Hircum" by Susan Williamson

Third Place
"Franconia Farm" by Malcolm Scott

Honorable Mention
"Evening Glow at the Park" by Susannah Hart Thomer

Awards of Excellence
"The Skippack Creek" by Michael Adams
"Norristown Remembered" by Frank Batson
"Along the Perkiomen" by Carl P. Berlinger
"Wild Flowers" by Brenda Boorse
"Autumn in Penn." by Shirley Daly
"Freddy Hill Farm" by Margaret Dawson
"Digging Out" by Rose Folkes
"Bridge Over Tranquil Water" by Rich Godshall
"Alderfer Park" by Lisa Kerr
"Country Creek Crooner" by Susan E. Klinger
"Creek Adventure" by Choon Lim
"The Home Hole at Center Square" by John Lloyd
"Rock Run" by Jim Lynch
"The Beloved Barn" by Patricia H. Lynch
"Perfect Wheelbarrows" by Sherry McVickar
"Kayaker at Lock 60" by Rebecca Postell
"Deep Creek Lake in Winter" by David G. Reed
"From My Garden" by Roma Richter
"Old Norriton Christmas" by Raymond Schorle
"Dhoruba of Elmwood Park Zoo" by Suzanne B. Shank
"Pond View of Subracyol" by Esther Ruth Schisler
"The Heckler Homestead" by Don Shoffner
"Renewal" by Audrey Tant
"American Goldfinch Near Windlestrae Park" by Kenneth A. Tuttle
"Creekside" by Anne S. Whalon
"Woxall Hotel After the Rain" by Sally Keyes Yates

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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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