(Horicon) A Brandon woman was the grand prize winner of Horicon Banks Take Flight art contest. Launched in February, the art contest was open to artists of all ages who were asked to capture “wings” – an ode to the bank’s logo and deep ties to the Horicon Marsh.
After multiple rounds of judging by the Bank’s Art Committee and voting by the community at-large, Geraldine Buteyn won the top prize of $2,000 for her entry. The winning piece features several geese taking flight towards the sun.
Buteyn is a retired middle and high school art teacher who now spends her time in the studio painting just for enjoyment. She creates commissioned murals and artwork, teaches classes and is an active member of the Waupun Fine Arts organization.
Senior VP of Marketing at Horicon Bank Fred Schwertfeger says their judges had a tough time narrowing down the 250 art submissions to just three to contenders for a community vote. He says Buteyn’s piece truly evokes the feeling of flight and they are pleased to announce her as their Grand Prize winner.