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Arts & Rivers Contest | Cash prizes and the chance to have your work displayed at the Tory Folliard Gallery!

Arts and Rivers Contest
Milwaukee Riverkeeper is proud to announce its 2016 Arts and Rivers Contest. To celebrate our rivers, we are seeking visual works that convey the beauty and importance of our waterways in an artistically meaningful way. Content of the work must connect in some way to the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee, and/or Milwaukee rivers. We encourage both amateur and professional artists to submit works of any visual medium: photography, painting, mixed medium, etc. The contest is funded by the late Shirley Holzer-Jeffrey, a long-time Milwaukee Riverkeeper board member and accomplished photographer.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Monday, May 9, 2016 – 5:00pm
PRIZES
• First Place $550
• Second Place $250
• Third Place $150
• Popular Vote $150

GUIDELINES
Submissions
Submission deadline is Monday, May 9, 2016 – 5:00pm
• Submitted works must be easel-sized (48" x 48" maximum) or fit within a comparable table display space.
• Each artist may submit UP TO THREE digital images.
• Please send digital copies of your submissions to Christina Taddy – christina@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org. Each submission should be accompanied by a completed submission form. Digital images should be UNDER 1MB in size.
Finalists
• Finalists must submit pieces ready-to-display by the week of May 30th, 2016.
• All artists are welcome to attend the Tory Folliard Gallery during regular gallery hours (11-5 Tuesday -Friday and 11-4pm on Saturday) to view the art work as well as the closing reception on Saturday, June 11th from 2-4pm.
• Awards will be presented at the closing night reception on Saturday, June 11th.

EXHIBITION OF WORK
If selected as a finalist, your work will be displayed at the Tory Folliard Gallery during regular gallery hours from June (in the Historic Third Ward) 7th – 11th with a reception on the opening and closing evenings.
The artists will be able to label artwork for sale if they choose, with 70% of the proceeds going to the artist and 30% going to Milwaukee Riverkeeper.

Please direct questions to Christina Taddy: 414-431-0897 or christina@milwaukeeriverkeeper.org.

Posted by: sasha mazur
3/18/16

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