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Art Purchase Prize: Past Winners

The Library Art Advisory Committee selects pieces by local artists each Fall as the winners of the Iowa City Public Library Art Purchase Prize Competition.

The original works of art are placed on display at the Library during the month of December in the year they are selected. The following year they are added to the Library's "Art-to-Go" collection and can be borrowed for two months for home or office use.

Past winners of the Library's Art Purchase Prize are displayed below. You can check the availability of an item for checkout by clicking the "Check Status" link by each photo.

2013

Boat, Scottish loch by Johnny Brian
Boat, Scottish loch
by Johnny Brian
Caged sisters by Rachel Livedalen
Caged sisters
by Rachel Livedalen
Full to the brim by Rachel Livedalen
Full to the brim
by Rachel Livedalen
Loud and clear by Alexandra Ackerman
Loud and clear
by Alexandra Ackerman
Old farm windmill by Rebecca Haffner
Old farm windmill
by Rebecca Haffner
Perro Ovejero by Oscar Urizar
Perro Ovejero
by Oscar Urizar
Study: mists, winds and fogs by Daniel Peterson
Study: mists, winds and fogs
by Daniel Peterson
Three story house by Daniel Peterson
Three story house
by Daniel Peterson

2012

Goosetown by Robert Dietrich
Goosetown
by Robert Dietrich
Hickory Hill II by Allison, Heady
Hickory Hill II
by Allison, Heady
River Camp by Paul Monska
River Camp
by Paul Monska
Samsara by Emily Wolfe
Samsara
by Emily Wolfe
Untitled (luna moth) by Melissa Allen
Untitled (luna moth)
by Melissa Allen
Wood Lily by Robert Scarth
Wood Lily
by Robert Scarth

2011

Apples #4 by Yvette Jury
Apples #4
by Yvette Jury
Dreaming Of Dragons by Susan Ballinger
Dreaming Of Dragons
by Susan Ballinger
Girl with Yellow Scarf #2 by Beka Ash
Girl with Yellow Scarf #2
by Beka Ash
Iowa River in Winter by Michael Brau
Iowa River in Winter
by Michael Brau
Rose and a Tulip by Sri Rao
Rose and a Tulip
by Sri Rao
The Light in Decay by Sheila Novak
The Light in Decay
by Sheila Novak
Thistle by Rod Strampe
Thistle
by Rod Strampe
Woods, Childhood by Sheila Novak
Woods, Childhood
by Sheila Novak

2010

Figuring economy by Cheryl Robinson
Figuring economy
by Cheryl Robinson
Girl from Ghana by Sherry Pardee
Girl from Ghana
by Sherry Pardee
Jack-in-the-pulpit by Lydia Thies
Jack-in-the-pulpit
by Lydia Thies
Lava by Jared Williams
Lava
by Jared Williams
Old Capitol Treasurers Office by Warren Paris
Old Capitol Treasurers Office
by Warren Paris
The big night game by Suzanne B. Aunan
The big night game
by Suzanne B. Aunan
The orange and the teapot by Lauretta Kelley
The orange and the teapot
by Lauretta Kelley
Three Doors Down by Stevie Pedersen
Three Doors Down
by Stevie Pedersen

2009

Butterfly III by Emily Vermillion
Butterfly III
by Emily Vermillion
Green Turtle by Sara Slee Brown
Green Turtle
by Sara Slee Brown
Hayter's Bison by William Blair
Hayter's Bison
by William Blair
Iowa Woodland by Claudia McGehee
Iowa Woodland
by Claudia McGehee
La Chica En El Bosque by Tom Langdon
La Chica En El Bosque
by Tom Langdon
Lunch Bus by Adam Prato
Lunch Bus
by Adam Prato
Mother Toasting Rice by Lucas Underwood
Mother Toasting Rice
by Lucas Underwood
When You Can't Sleep At Night by Michelle Anderson
When You Can't Sleep At Night
by Michelle Anderson

2008

41 39' 58.37
41 39' 58.37" N, 91 20' 54.73" W
by Todd Brown
Book by Kathryn Henecke
Book
by Kathryn Henecke
Cool Balance 2 by Peter Rodd
Cool Balance 2
by Peter Rodd
Ophelia, Pre-Hamlet by Andrea Grace
Ophelia, Pre-Hamlet
by Andrea Grace
Progression by Allison Heady
Progression
by Allison Heady
Sanctuary by Andrea Grace
Sanctuary
by Andrea Grace
September by Noah Henschied
September
by Noah Henschied
Some Things You Can't Hold At All by Shawn Johnson
Some Things You Can't Hold At All
by Shawn Johnson
The Road by Celia Burger
The Road
by Celia Burger

2007

Because Of You by Emily Martin
Because Of You
by Emily Martin
Corn With Bell Peppers by Alyssa Madison
Corn With Bell Peppers
by Alyssa Madison
Curiosity Overcomes Fear by Wilford Yoder
Curiosity Overcomes Fear
by Wilford Yoder
Green Scale #2 by Jonathan Johnson
Green Scale #2
by Jonathan Johnson
Hubert Sumlin At The Bradford Hotel by David Herwaldt
Hubert Sumlin At The Bradford Hotel
by David Herwaldt
Joy by Jean Berry
Joy
by Jean Berry
Makeshift Shower by Les Bohlen
Makeshift Shower
by Les Bohlen
Steady by Amanda Murphy
Steady
by Amanda Murphy
Tomatoes With Peppers by Alyssa Madison
Tomatoes With Peppers
by Alyssa Madison
Yellowstone by Nicole Stofer
Yellowstone
by Nicole Stofer

2006

After The Storm by Nancy Lindsay
After The Storm
by Nancy Lindsay
Cherry Salsa by Lauretta Kelley
Cherry Salsa
by Lauretta Kelley
Dan by Elizabeth Roberts
Dan
by Elizabeth Roberts
December Day by R. D. Sjolund
December Day
by R. D. Sjolund
For Men by Rachael Ayers
For Men
by Rachael Ayers
Leaf Harmony I by Peter Rodd
Leaf Harmony I
by Peter Rodd
Past Confrontation by Christina McClelland
Past Confrontation
by Christina McClelland
The Vow by Carol Carlson
The Vow
by Carol Carlson
Walk With It by Christina McClelland
Walk With It
by Christina McClelland
World Map by Elaine Beck
World Map
by Elaine Beck

2005

Deep Light by Miriam Alarcon-Avila
Deep Light
by Miriam Alarcon-Avila
Iowa Exit 211 by Tom Langdon
Iowa Exit 211
by Tom Langdon
Kent Park Autumn Reflection by Han-In Huang
Kent Park Autumn Reflection
by Han-In Huang
Omen by Breanne Hunter
Omen
by Breanne Hunter
Pearl by John Posey
Pearl
by John Posey
The Big Caulifower by Suzanne Aunan
The Big Caulifower
by Suzanne Aunan

2004

Amish Oat Shocks by Wilford Yoder
Amish Oat Shocks
by Wilford Yoder
Iowa Book by Suzanne McNiel
Iowa Book
by Suzanne McNiel
Pearls Of Wisdom by Suzanne McNiel
Pearls Of Wisdom
by Suzanne McNiel
Rehearsal for Duarte by Luke Granfield
Rehearsal for Duarte
by Luke Granfield
Soul food by Kay Irelan
Soul food
by Kay Irelan
Summer Prairie by Claudia McGee
Summer Prairie
by Claudia McGee
The Mad Pot-Ohr of Biloxi by Nicholas Naughton
The Mad Pot-Ohr of Biloxi
by Nicholas Naughton
Vermeer by Daryn Stier
Vermeer
by Daryn Stier

2003

261 by Julia Byerly
261
by Julia Byerly
Carta by Kim Ambriz
Carta
by Kim Ambriz
Collective Winds by Chris Potsy Lahti
Collective Winds
by Chris Potsy Lahti
Coneflower by Libby Logsden
Coneflower
by Libby Logsden
Dreams Of Flight by Jason Moore
Dreams Of Flight
by Jason Moore
Maiden by Casy james Kasparek
Maiden
by Casy james Kasparek
My Lovely Dog by Karina Cutler-Lake
My Lovely Dog
by Karina Cutler-Lake
Record Landing by Diana Behl
Record Landing
by Diana Behl
Untitled by David Heffner
Untitled
by David Heffner
Upper Right by Amanda Hess
Upper Right
by Amanda Hess

2002

A Hand On A Hand by Chris Carman
A Hand On A Hand
by Chris Carman
China Shoes by Sandra Dyas
China Shoes
by Sandra Dyas
Finding A Home Hobbie Kit by Matt Hopson Walker
Finding A Home Hobbie Kit
by Matt Hopson Walker
Intermission Intervals by Diane Behl
Intermission Intervals
by Diane Behl
Pumpkin Eater by Philip Kirk
Pumpkin Eater
by Philip Kirk
Red Tree At Ellis by Sharon Burns Knutson
Red Tree At Ellis
by Sharon Burns Knutson
Still Life II by Chen Wang
Still Life II
by Chen Wang
Surveillance by Jason Moore
Surveillance
by Jason Moore
Untitled Self Portrait(What you see) by Ken Walker
Untitled Self Portrait(What you see)
by Ken Walker

2001

Adrian Revisited by Jason Urban
Adrian Revisited
by Jason Urban
American Standard by Amze Emmons
American Standard
by Amze Emmons
Baby Chicks by Truc Deegan
Baby Chicks
by Truc Deegan
Bars And Buttons by Patti Zwick
Bars And Buttons
by Patti Zwick
Everybody In The World Likes Sushi! by R. L. Tillman
Everybody In The World Likes Sushi!
by R. L. Tillman
Girl On The Roof by Brenda Salat
Girl On The Roof
by Brenda Salat
Pacific Sunset by Ken Walker
Pacific Sunset
by Ken Walker
Wings by Nichole Maury
Wings
by Nichole Maury

2000

Community by Jeremy Chen
Community
by Jeremy Chen
Death And The Single Girls by Wanda Ewing
Death And The Single Girls
by Wanda Ewing
East Fairchild Street No. 1 by Philip Kirk
East Fairchild Street No. 1
by Philip Kirk
La Semilla by Kay Irelan
La Semilla
by Kay Irelan
October Blue #1 by Amy Dobrian
October Blue #1
by Amy Dobrian
Reverie by Sandy Dyas
Reverie
by Sandy Dyas
Wildweeds In The Dusk by Han-In Huang
Wildweeds In The Dusk
by Han-In Huang

1999


"No-it's-Iowa"
by Patricia Koza
Bourbon Stree, new Orleans by Kathy Wachel
Bourbon Stree, new Orleans
by Kathy Wachel
Fiesta by Patti O'Neill
Fiesta
by Patti O'Neill
Man Behind A Screen by Jason Urban
Man Behind A Screen
by Jason Urban
The Opera by James Kleckner
The Opera
by James Kleckner
Untitled by Shannon Kennedy
Untitled
by Shannon Kennedy
Vincent by Steve Erickson
Vincent
by Steve Erickson

1998

In Carol's Garden by Susan Coleman
In Carol's Garden
by Susan Coleman
Spring Sun Melting Winter Snow by Marcia Wegman
Spring Sun Melting Winter Snow
by Marcia Wegman
Study For Requiem, 1997 by Craig Albright
Study For Requiem, 1997
by Craig Albright
Tree Diva by Michael Kreiser
Tree Diva
by Michael Kreiser
Umbra by Corrine Smith
Umbra
by Corrine Smith
Untitled by Judy Frauenholtz
Untitled
by Judy Frauenholtz

1997

Ghost Birch by Amy dobrian
Ghost Birch
by Amy dobrian
Nine-patch Night by Jenaean Arnold
Nine-patch Night
by Jenaean Arnold
Quiet Porch by Gesine Janzen
Quiet Porch
by Gesine Janzen
Spring At The Grant Wood House by Richard Houston
Spring At The Grant Wood House
by Richard Houston
Velvet Night by Kay Irelan
Velvet Night
by Kay Irelan

1996

Freedom Of Speech Abstraction #11 by Keith Fox
Freedom Of Speech Abstraction #11
by Keith Fox
Inescapable Geography by Victoria Kostadinova
Inescapable Geography
by Victoria Kostadinova
Mildred Sleeps Over by Judith Miller
Mildred Sleeps Over
by Judith Miller
Spanish Waterfront by Robert Hansen
Spanish Waterfront
by Robert Hansen

1995

Do Zen by Gerald Stevenson
Do Zen
by Gerald Stevenson
Lifeline Series by Sue Hettmansperger
Lifeline Series
by Sue Hettmansperger
Perrito Con Cinta by Diolanda Barrera
Perrito Con Cinta
by Diolanda Barrera
Walk To School by Gesine Janzen
Walk To School
by Gesine Janzen

1994

Gerata's Landscape by Kay Irelan
Gerata's Landscape
by Kay Irelan
Untitled #2 by Nana Burford
Untitled #2
by Nana Burford
Untitled #3 by Nana Burford
Untitled #3
by Nana Burford

1993

A Striped Affair by Carmen Grier
A Striped Affair
by Carmen Grier
I P G #10 by J. Carlos Ferguson
I P G #10
by J. Carlos Ferguson
Imaginary Landscape by Paul Hein
Imaginary Landscape
by Paul Hein
Through The Narrows by Shirley Wyrick
Through The Narrows
by Shirley Wyrick

1992

Family Trees, Dining Room by Lisa Schoenfielder
Family Trees, Dining Room
by Lisa Schoenfielder
Hear The Waves by Anne Perkins
Hear The Waves
by Anne Perkins
Untitled #2 by Alicia Starr
Untitled #2
by Alicia Starr
View From The Studio by Debra M. Conklin
View From The Studio
by Debra M. Conklin

1991

Books by Ellikko Shimosato-Evans
Books
by Ellikko Shimosato-Evans
Burgess Shale by Deanne Wortman
Burgess Shale
by Deanne Wortman
Love Letters 1 And 2 by Susan Pauley
Love Letters 1 And 2
by Susan Pauley

1990

Ikat vignette, aqua by Astrid Hilger Bennett
Ikat vignette, aqua
by Astrid Hilger Bennett
Leaves by Douglas Grace
Leaves
by Douglas Grace
No Parking by Douglas Grace
No Parking
by Douglas Grace

1989

Fall Fragments III by Jan Friedman
Fall Fragments III
by Jan Friedman
Pike by David Luck
Pike
by David Luck
The circus by Linda Emmerson
The circus
by Linda Emmerson

1988

Driver by Lisa Schoenfielder
Driver
by Lisa Schoenfielder
Maiden Voyage by Constance Alyce Roberts
Maiden Voyage
by Constance Alyce Roberts
Mike Submerged by Constance Alyce Roberts
Mike Submerged
by Constance Alyce Roberts
Zhong Kui by Lai Yi Bin
Zhong Kui
by Lai Yi Bin

1987

Al E. Gator And His Bride by Charles Adolph Barth
Al E. Gator And His Bride
by Charles Adolph Barth
Japanese Poet by James Ochs
Japanese Poet
by James Ochs
Untitled. 1985 by Cheryl Jacobsen
Untitled. 1985
by Cheryl Jacobsen
Untitled. No. 1 by Randall Tosh
Untitled. No. 1
by Randall Tosh
Vanitas I by Ina Loewenberg
Vanitas I
by Ina Loewenberg

1986

Cornfield, Johnson County, Iowa by Amy Lilienfeld
Cornfield, Johnson County, Iowa
by Amy Lilienfeld
She Was A Lady In Waiting by Emily Martin
She Was A Lady In Waiting
by Emily Martin

1985

Five Old Dead Teachers--Five Old Dead Pequins by Sharon Burns
Five Old Dead Teachers--Five Old Dead Pequins
by Sharon Burns

1984

Oriental Poppy #28 by Mark Trade
Oriental Poppy #28
by Mark Trade
Oriental Poppy #3 by Mark Trade
Oriental Poppy #3
by Mark Trade

1982

Combo-Combo by Barbara Manager
Combo-Combo
by Barbara Manager

1979

Landscape III by Donald Furst
Landscape III
by Donald Furst

1978

Winter by Donald Furst
Winter
by Donald Furst