Joy of Art


The annual Joy of Art exhibit, inaugurated in 2008, features two-dimensional and three-dimensional work by current Maine artists, both amateur and professional, aged 16 or older. Awards are made in several categories identified in the published guidelines with an additional Peoples’ Choice Award announced at the close of the exhibit. This signature event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library and the Library’s Board of Trustees.



January 16 to February 13, 2021


2021 Library Lover’s Lottery:

Mary Becker Weiss has graciously donated two works of art for our Library Lover’s Lottery. If you aren’t a member and would like a chance to win one of these beautiful pieces, join the Friends before February 13th at or stop by the library. The drawing will be held on February 13, 2021. All current members of the Friends of TPL are automatically entered into the drawing.

Congratulations to the 2021 Joy of Art Winners!

·         Still life: Pandemic by Elliott Miller
·         Animal: Below the Surface by Anne Schutz
·         Abstract: Crescendo by Linda Murray
·         Portrait: Engineers by Kevin Mizner
·         Landscape/nature: Merrymeeting Bay by William Stanton

Honorable Mentions:

·         Still life: Oak leaf and two acorns by Gloria Brown
·         Animal: Bee by Jennifer Mulcahy
·         Abstract: Three Gourds with Geometric Patterns by Douglas Gregory Kanes
·         Portrait: The Ranger by Jeff Plucker
·         Landscape/nature: Shoreline by Mike Timberlake