Greencastle Arts Council presents 2018 Putnam tree ornament project

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Greencastle Arts Council is calling on artists of all backgrounds, mediums and abilities to participate in a Christmas tree ornament contest.

Creative residents are invited to celebrate what makes Putnam County special to them by creating an ornament that represents something they love about the county.

The ornament should have a minimum diameter of four inches and a maximum diameter of 12 inches. The rest is up to imagination and creativity -- stained glass, paper mache, water colors, oil paints, embroidery, wood or any medium participants choose.

Submissions will first come in the form of an email to Lavinia Hale at with the picture of the ornament, a paragraph about yourself and a separate paragraph about the ornament. The latter can include the inspiration behind the creation, an explanation of what the ornament symbolizes or anything else you would like to make known about the ornament.

One ornament will be chosen to represent Putnam County on a large Christmas tree in the foyer of the Indiana State Museum which will display ornaments from each of Indiana’s 92 counties.

Submissions are due by Oct. 20.

Closer to Christmas contestants will receive an email inviting them to bring the ornament to display at the Putnam County Public Library.

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