2018 WEA Partnership Award


      WEA is pleased to continue their partnership with the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust by again awarding them funds to further their mission of conservation and preservation.

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the opening reception of our members' exhibit, The Art of Preservation, at the Rahr-West Museum in Manitowoc, WI on Friday, October 5, 2018. The work was beautifully displayed in the mansion, and our hosts at the Rahr were wonderful as always.
Congratulations to our winners!! 
Best of Show  --  Cynthia Dirtzu
First Place   --   Russel Schwindt
Second Place  --  Cynthia Tumpach
Third Place  --  Sally Berner
Honorable Mentions  --  Pam Rost, Judy Parins, Dan Rizzi

Dan Rizzi

Honorable Mention

2017 WEA Partnership Award


WEA is pleased to announce that our 2017 recipient of funds to further preservation is the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust. The members of WEA look forward to future partnering with NEWLT as they near their 25th Anniversary of accomplishing their conservation goals.

Sally Berner - Third Place

2015 WEA Partnership Award


Our 2015 gift went to the Natural Heritage Conservation Program in support of our State Natural Areas.

Cynthia Tumpach - Second Place

Pam Rost

Honorable Mention

Judy Parins - Honorable Mention

Russel Schwindt - First Place

Cynthia Dirtzu - Best of Show

2014 WEA Partnership Award


It is with great excitement that the leadership and members of Water’s Edge

Artists would like to inform you that the Wisconsin Nature Conservancy has been

selected for our 2014 Partnership Award! Annually, Water’s Edge Artists seeks

to find a preservation minded organization with a vision that is similar to ours.

This year, Water’s Edge Artists has chosen the Wisconsin Nature Conservancy

for this honor!


We are “Painters for Preservation!” Water’s Edge Artists is an alliance

of plein air artists dedicated to artistically recording historic, endangered or

threatened places. Water’s Edge Artists meet monthly to creatively capture both

celebrated and humble environmental or historically significant treasures. The

group engages with one another and the public, both as individuals and as a

whole, through collaboration with and financial support of local environmental

and historic preservation stewardship organizations. Through these joint efforts,

WEA endeavors to stimulate awareness of the need to protect and celebrate

unique, precious and essential natural resources and historic places.

2016 WEA Partnership Award


Our 2016 gift of $300 went to Woodland Dunes.