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Milwaukee Riverkeeper Announces 2016 Arts and Rivers Contest

Annual Contest Brings Milwaukee’s Rivers and Artists Together

By - Mar 17th, 2016 09:53 am

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Riverkeeper is proud to announce its 2016 Arts and Rivers Contest, an annual event that celebrates both Milwaukee’s artists and its rivers. We are seeking submissions from professional or amateur artists that convey the beauty of the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and/or Kinnickinnic Rivers in an artistically meaningful way. Artists are encouraged to submit works of any visual medium: photography, painting, mixed medium, etc.

Works can be submitted online to Milwaukee Riverkeeper until Monday, May 9, 2016. Submitted work will be judged by a professional panel of jurors.  The top finalists will have their work displayed for viewing during regular gallery hours at the Tory Folliard Gallery from June 7 – June 11, 2016. Winners will be announced during a closing reception on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 2-4pm. Cash prizes will be awarded to the contest’s three winners and a popular vote winner. Further details about the contest can be found on the Milwaukee Riverkeeper website:

The Tory Folliard Gallery has regular gallery hours from 11-5 Tuesday-Friday and 11-4pm on Saturday.

The contest is funded by the late Shirley Holzer-Jeffrey, a long-time Milwaukee Riverkeeper board member and accomplished photographer.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper:

Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s mission is to protect, improve and advocate for water quality, riparian wildlife habitat, and sound land management in the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnickinnic River Watersheds. We envision a future in which people from all walks of life can enjoy the healthy waterways of the Milwaukee River Basin.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper advocates for compliance with environmental laws and is licensed by the Waterkeeper Alliance, a network with over 266 organizations worldwide dedicated to clean water and healthy communities. For more information about Milwaukee Riverkeeper, visit

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