The Water’s Edge Artists, (WEA) Annual Art Exhibit “The Art of Preservaton” will be held in the Historic Vilas Rahr Mansion in the Rahr West Art Museum, 610 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, September 30th through October 28th. Opening Reception will be Friday October 5th from 5-7 pm. The public is invited, refreshments will be served. The Awards Ceremony will be at 6pm that evening, with this year’s show judge, artist and teacher, Ron Stokes present to comment on the winning paintings. Cash Prizes and Ribbons will awarded. WEA Artists will be in residence to answer questions about their work and to discuss their mission as an art organization. Paintings, in all subject matter that are in some way connected to preservation, conservation and/or restoration will be on display. WEA artists paint in a variety of mediums, including oils, water colors, pastels, and graphite. All works are original and were either painted on site, en plein air, or in the artists’ studio from photos of the location. Membership includes artists from as far north as Michigan’s UP to Milwaukee in the south.
Waters Edge Artist’s cares about the conservation of land, waters and historical sites in Wisconsin. These “painters for preservation” partner with like-minded organizations by painting plein air at their fund raising events and donating a portion of the proceeds from their sales to the organization’s conservation initiatives. Through sales of their paintings they have raised awareness and funds for the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, Niagara Escarpment Resource Network, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin and others. The group was recently featured in Plein Air Magazine.
CAPTION FOR PHOTO: Waters Edge Artists in Algoma at a recent paint out event celebrating the “Art of Water”.