The Rahr-West Art Museum in Manitowoc will host the Water’s Edge Artists (WEA) annual juried exhibit, The Art of Preservation, Oct. 2 – 30. A reception and awards ceremony for best paintings in various categories is set for Oct. 7, 5-7 pm. The public is welcome to attend the reception; admission is free.
WEA’s “painters for preservation” work in a variety of media, including oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic. Members come from Michigan’s UP in the north to Plymouth in the south. They meet monthly at points in-between for plein air painting at historic or conservation sites in the parks and towns and at various natural wonders of Wisconsin.
Some of the art featured in this year’s juried exhibit was inspired by those monthly plein air outings. Here is the list of local artists who have one or more artworks juried into the Rahr-West Art Show: Marina Beyer, Kewaunee; Pam Clausen, Kewaunee; and Madonna Siles, Sturgeon Bay.
The Juror for the 2016 WEA Show is nationally known artist Bonnita Budysz, Two Rivers. She is both an oil painter and pastelist. Her artwork is featured at River Edge Galleries in Mishicot and will be displayed at the Rahr-West show.
The Rahr-West Museum is located at 610 N. 8th St., Manitowoc. For more information visit watersedgeartists.com.