My Favorite Fondy Calendar Art Contest



Watch: Video of the winning images

The Fond du Lac Public Library challenged local artists and photographers to submit illustrations for a new project, the My Favorite Fondy 2018 wall calendar, which will be sold later this year as a fundraiser.

The library received 60 entries, and on April 10, 2017, a VIP panel selected 12 winners in a blind review, in which entrants' names were not revealed and all submissions were given equal weight. Here are the winners of the 2017 contest:

• January: Barrett Mand, “Sunset in Pastel”

• February: Heidi Kiser-Valle, “Eden Winter”

• March: Eric Silcock, “Spring Surprise”

• April: Joellyn Dahlin, “A Moment in Time”

• May: Malachi Schmidt, “Gilles Frozen Custard”

• June: Barrett Mand, “Beauty and the Bridge”

• July: Kathryn Dreifuerst, “Fond du Lac Farmers Market”

• August: Diana Baus, “Hopeful on Winnebago”

• September: Judy Mahnke, “Peebles Trail Fond du Lac”

• October: Heidi Kiser-Valle, “Country Road”

• November: Joellyn Dahlin, “Fond du Lac Retro”

• December: Donna Braatz, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Barn”

All 60 entries will be on display in the library’s Langdon Divers Gallery from May 3 to June 6. The public is invited to attend a reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at which the library will announce which image will be selected for the calendar cover. Simultaneously, the gallery exhibit will include entries and winners of the library’s Teen Photo Contest, which also ended on April 1.


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