8th Annual, 2017 Tiny Treasures
Exhibition - Competition - Fundraiser Starter May 1st!

Thanks to all of you for making 2016 another successful Tiny Treasures fundraiser and beautiful exhibition. Collectively you make an incredible artistic presence! The exhibition is available to view by clicking on the link below. This year, 85 pieces were generously gifted to Wounded Warriors.

Click here for more about Tiny Treasures!

Tiny Treasures are 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” pieces of art made by WRAA members as well as non-members. They are submitted and exhibited on-line and then in an exhibition at the WRAA/WRAP State Exhibit and Conference (this year, 2017) in Wausau, WI in September. Sales of these wonderfully clever and beautiful works of art benefit the WRAA Publication Fund. Sixteen Tiny Treasures will be chosen to be included in the 2018 WRAP Timely Treasures pocket calendar that are mailed to WRAA members each year!

 

 

WRAP/WRAA State Art Exhibition and Conference

Register for Evening with the Arts, State Conference Day and even renew your WRAA membership all on one easy form.

Click here for the 2017 State Day Conference attendance registration form.

Each September, State Award winning artworks from WRAP Exhibitions around the state are exhibited at the WRAP State Art Exhibition. At the conclusion of the exhibition is the annual WRAA State Conference, "State Day."

2017 "State Day" will be Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI. Complete details of times and locations of events will be posted soon.

Again for 2017! In order to make it as easy as possible for our southern Wisconsin state award winners to attend and exhibit their artwork, WRAA is offering free van transportation for artwork from the Madison area to Wausau. Artwork drop-off will be Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 1-3pm at the Fitchburg Senior Center, 5510 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711.  Full details and a registration form for this drop-off will be included in your WRAP State Award packet or download it by clicking the link below.  You may contact Becky Herb with questions, beckyherb@charter.net or 608-467-8594.

Click here for 2017 Van Transport to Wausau Waiver

 

Evening with the Arts Reception & Celebration

WRAA invites you and your guests to our 2017, ninth annual Evening with the Arts, a gala reception and celebration of art held on the Friday evening preceding the annual WRAP/WRAA State Art Exhibition & Conference.

Click here for the 2017 State Day Conference registration form, which includes registration for Evening with the Arts.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 6-8pm
Center for the Visual Arts (CVA)
427 4th Street, Wausau, WI 

Come & enjoy:
-The outstanding artwork of this year’s State WRAP Art Exhibition.
-Refreshments.
-Tiny Treasures Award Presentations
-Conveniently renewal your WRAA membership.
-Receive the beautiful 2017 Exhibition Color Catalog.
-Enjoy shopping for Tiny Treasures and purchase a custom-made frame to showcase your unique piece of art!

The registration fee is $10.00 for yourself plus $10.00 for each guest. Please invite friends and family to help us celebrate. You do not need to be a State Award winner to attend. For planning purposes, pre-registration is preferred, but you may register and/or bring additional guests at the door for $10.00 per person. Questions? Contact: Anne Irish at 608-836-1430 or airish3900@gmail.com

Register for Evening with the Arts, State Conference Day and even renew your WRAA membership all on one easy form, when available will be posted above.

Click here to view past Evening with the Arts and State Art Conferences

 

 

Not Out Of The Woods Yet Peg Ginsberg Blue Mounds WI watercolor 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

WRAA board member, Jean Lang, presents WRAA's 2016 prestigious John Steuart Curry Award to the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB). Accepting for WAB is George Tzougrous.

WRAA was so pleased to welcome these young violinists to our 2016 Evening with the Arts reception! Thanks also, to the piano students of Julie Chang. It was an enchanted evening!

WRAA's Evening with the Arts is an evening enjoyed by all!

Description of Awards given at "State Day"

Each September at the WRAP/WRAA State Art Conference, “State Day” Awards Ceremony, awards are presented for meritorious artwork in the WRAP exhibit. In addition, service awards and awards for the Contour Notes cover contest are also given, including the John Steuart Curry medal, our most prestigious award for service to WRAA and the arts. It’s a great honor to receive these awards.

These awards are made possible by contributions from individuals and organizations throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond, some of whom have sponsored awards for many years going back to as early as the 1960’s. These awards were created to recognize the achievements of participating artists. Many are memorial awards honoring a family member or friend who shared a special love of the arts. Some are given for excellence in a specific medium or craft while others are open to all media. The sponsors have the option to select the recipient themselves (and some do) otherwise the judge of the show selects the award winner. Recipients must be a current member of WRAA to receive awards.

Thank you to all of our award sponsors whose generosity provides so much encouragement to WRAP artists and keeps our State Day vibrant and strong.

Click here to view the 2016 WRAA award descriptions.

If you are interested in giving an award(one-time or otherwise) please click here for a printable award sponsor form.