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The Waukesha Rotary Club has announced that Amanda Vick of Eagle is the winner of the Waukesha BluesFest 2016 Poster Contest.

Prints of Vick's poster design will be available for purchase at Waukesha BluesFest on Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13, at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield. Laura Kestly of Pewaukee placed second, and Ian Blair of Oconomowoc placed third.

A 2016 graduate of Waukesha County Technical College, Vick studied graphic design and marketing communications. She has also studied International Business and Economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Austria. She enjoys all aspects of design and is constantly looking for projects that will teach her something new.

The Waukesha BluesFest poster contest was Amanda's first time designing for a music event. She has a wide range of design experience spanning from vehicle and vinyl wraps, to packaging design and traditional print and web. Currently, she does freelance work for local companies and does personal projects as well. She said sge would someday love to enter the field of videography as well.

You can check out Amanda's online portfolio at www.behance.net/amandavickcreative.

Waukesha BluesFest Art Show is held in conjunction with the event's music entertainment and features select artists representing a broad variety of affordable art. The 2016 artists include Laura Fesser, mixed media including polymer clay and new this year, music legends on canvas with lyrics; Lynn Gaffey, fused glass and sterling jewelry; Michelle Kobriger, enameled jewelry; Don Priewe, metal sculpture; Dewey Sherman, pottery; Ann Windell, acrylic painting on unconventional canvas; Samantha Konop, painting with alcohol, ink and acrylic; Rose Lange, bead mosaics, recycled chip girls and upcycled jewelry; and Steve Mizener, mixed media including ceramics, reclaimed driftwood tables and vintage 1940s-'60s photography.

Fest's 10th anniversary

Waukesha BluesFest, billed as 'An American Music and Art Festival,' is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

It takes place at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield, located a half-mile north of Interstate 94 on Highway 83. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. both days, with the music and art show running from 1 to 10:30 p.m.

The entertainment line-up for the 2016 Waukesha BluesFest includes 14 national, regional and local acts, featuring headliner Popa Chubby along with the Cedric Burnside Project and John Primer on Friday, Aug. 12, and Lydia Pense and Cold Blood headlining with the AJ Ghent Band and Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2016 with Blues Sisters featuring Tasha Taylor, Ina Forsman and Layla Zoe on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Advance tickets are on sale through Aug. 11, with ticket prices $17 for a single-day pass and $29 for a two-day pass. At-the-gate prices will be $22 for a single day and $39 for the two-day pass. Parking and taxes are included with the admission price. Tickets are available online at www.waukeshabluesfest.com. Tickets are also available in person at Almont Gallery in downtown Waukesha, all Waukesha State Bank locations and all White House of Music locations.

Once again this year, Waukesha BluesFest is offering an 'Elite Experience' seating option which will give true music fans a front and center reserved seat. These advance ticket seats will be numbered and issued on a first come basis as they are sold for each day. The ticket also includes admission to the grounds and parking as well as two complimentary beverages of your choice and a print of the festival art poster by Amanda Vick. The tickets are priced at $50 per day including taxes. Only a limited number of Elite Experience tickets will be available.

Food and sponsors

In addition to the live music entertainment and art show, Waukesha BluesFest will feature an selection of food from popular local restaurants, Café Esperanza, Delafield Brewhaus and Koepsell's Popcorn. The Waukesha Rotary Club beverage stand will offer a full selection of beverages including a variety of beer choices, wine, soft drinks and bottled water.

Major sponsors include Forest County Potawatomi Foundation; Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes LLP, Attorneys at Law; ProHealth Care; First Federal Bank of Wisconsin; and Clear Channel Outdoor. Proceeds from the event will be distributed by the Waukesha Rotary Club Charitable Fund to local humanitarian charities and civic projects.

For additional information on the event visit www.waukeshabluesfest.com, email info@waukeshabluesfest.com, or call 800-366-1961.

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