Awards announced for TSOS Show

“Final Fetch” by J.P. Childress

For fifteen years, the Georgetown Public Library has hosted the Texas Society of Sculptors annual summer show. The competitive, juried exhibit is a popular tradition in Georgetown that includes sculptures throughout the building on both the first and second floors. Participating sculptors work in wood, glass, bronze, ceramics, and more. Most pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase.

On Sunday, July 16, exhibit prize winners were announced at an awards reception attended by the sculptors, TSOS members, and the public.

This years exhibit award recipients are:

First Place – “Final Fetch” by J.P. (Pat) Childress
Second Place – “PELECAAN” by Ken Law
Third Place – “Fallen Heart” by John Pezze
Honorable Mention: Metal – “Being for Self” by Lyle Adair
Honorable Mention: Stone or Wood – “The Working Men” by Jim Woodruff
Honorable Mention: Mixed media– “Gatekeeper” by Patrick Fleming
Librarians’ Choice – “Adrian’s Compadre” by John Pezze
Peoples’ Choice – “The Messenger” by Matt Donner

Each award is accompanied by a cash prize. The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board provided a total of $2,200 to fund the awards.

The People’s Choice award was determined by ballots cast by visitors to the library in the first few weeks of the exhibit, and the Librarians’ Choice award was decided by a vote of the library staff.

The juror for this years first, second, and third place and honorable mention awards was Danny Grant, a teacher at Atelier Dojo and Art+ Academy.

This years exhibit opened Sunday, June 18, and lasts through Saturday, September 16. An exhibit catalog is available for those who would like to walk through the exhibit and see all 59 pieces.

The library will also host a sculpture demonstration featuring several of this years sculptors demonstrating their techniques and processes. The free event will be held in the library lobby, 402 W. Eighth St., on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information about this years exhibit and events, contact Adult Services Librarian Ann Evanst or TSOS Exhibit President Matt Donner at