Tuesday, August 06, 2019

The Fond du Lac Public Library challenged local artists and photographers to submit illustrations for the third annual My Favorite Fondy 2020 wall calendar, which will be sold at library and other community locations this fall as a library fundraiser.

The library received 74 entries from local and regional photographers and artists, and on August 5 a VIP panel selected 16 images – a cover, 12 months and highlights photos – in a blind review, in which entrants’ names were not revealed and all submissions were given equal weight.

The winners, in order of calendar appearance, are (click here to view a slide show of the winners):

  • Cover: “Harbor’s Twilight” by Todd M. Schneider (pictured at left)
  • January: “Ice Shove at Dusk” by Kathy Strong Langolf
  • February: “WISSA Race” by Joan Stewart
  • March: “Fondy’s Winter Wonderland” by Aaron Lemay
  • April: “Old House on County K - What’s Your Story?” by Sandra Schaetzel Uecker
  • May: “Spring Into Spring” by Stance Bergelin
  • June: “Fondy’s Guiding Light” by Christine Yesko
  • July: “Farmers Market” by Dale Van Minsel
  • August: “The Storms Harbor” by Jacob Slotten
  • September: “Strike Up the Band” by Joellyn Dahlin
  • October: “Autumn Beauty” by Joan Stewart
  • November: “Galloway House Winter Scene” by Robert Bruni
  • December: “Spirit of Christmas” by Aaron Lemay
  • Notes page/highlight: “Chapter 52” by Dale Van Minsel, “Daily Buzzness” by Alexis Dreger and “Winter Color” by Julie Gundlach.

The 2020 calendar will be sold for $8 starting Sat Sep 7 at the Main Library downtown, FDLPL Express branch and at Chapter 52 Bookstore, 52 Sheboygan St., until supplies last.