2016 WEA Partnership Award


Our 2016 gift of $300 went to Woodland Dunes.

Ken Marsden - Honorable Mention

Russell Schwindt - Best of Show

Cynthia Tumpach - Second Place

Judy Parins

Honorable Mention

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 6, 2017. The work was beautifully displayed, and our hosts at the Rahr were wonderful as always.
Congratulations to our winners!! 
Best of Show  --  Russell Schwindt
First Place   --   Dan Rizzi
Second Place  --  Cynthia Tumpach
Third Place  --  Amy Eliason
Honorable Mentions  --  Judy Parins, Phyllis Brillowski, Ken Marsden

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.

Dan Rizzi - First Place

2015 WEA Partnership Award


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

Phyllis Brillowski

Honorable Mention

Amy Eliason - Third Place

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.