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Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest

Implemented at the GFWC-WI club, district, and state levels, this annual juried art contest for 7th and 8th grade public, private, and home-schooled students is unique to GFWC-WI. The contest was begun in 1927 to honor the memory of this great Oshkosh born sculptor to encourage artistic talent, and to recognized the achievement of student artists.


Our club level contest is held each spring for 7th and 8th grade students who reside in the Oconomowoc Area School District. Information packets are sent each spring to all public and private schools in the OASD geographical area. Interested home-schooled students can contact us to receive an entry packet as well.



Artwork that is entered in OJWC's contest is displayed at the Oconomowoc Public library in early spring.

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