Youth Programs

STAMP Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program

Toolkit for WRAA sponsored by a member that will Register for STAMP >>

You as a WRAA member can inspire a teen to make art a lifetime pursuit. Each WRAA member is eligible to mentor one teen, 13-19 years of age in this annual exhibit. The art work will be exhibited at the Center for the Visual Arts (CVA) in Wausau, WI during the annual WRAP State Exhibition in August and September. There are four money awards for: Best of Show, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. STAMP artwork is published in the color catalog of the WRAP State Exhibition.

Consider how you can mentor a teen in this exhibit. Perhaps you already can think of who you can work with. If not, talk to local art teachers and volunteer. Use the letter (link below) to help introduce this unique program to your local teachers. If you know of more than one teen, talk to other WRAA members and ask them to participate by mentoring those teens.

Are you interested in helping to make this exhibit available to our teens each year? If so, please consider to help coordinate. Contact Mary Ann Inman at 608-295-9779 or

Click here for a printable letter that will help introduce teachers to the STAMP program.

Bridging Generations Youth Art Exhibit & Workshop

Click here for a grant application to hold a Bridging Generations Exhibit.

Please consider sponsoring youth who share your interest in art, in this WRAA Youth Art Exhibit. Your support will encourage young people to pursue a lifelong interest in art. If you or your art group would like to see this exhibit and workshop continue and move around the state each year, volunteer. We will need art groups or individuals who would like to sponsor the event. Planning can begin at any time! Contact WRAA’s Youth Programs Chair Jeanne Ferreira or Bobby Walker for STAMP North or Mary Ann Inman at

History - The year 2004 marked the 50th year for WRAA. To celebrate, WRAA held the first “Bridging Generations” Youth Exhibit and Auction as a fund raiser for the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP). The event was conceived to help introduce our youth to our organization and to help ensure the future of WRAP. The event was a huge success and it was decided to annually continue the exhibit and move it around the state. Subsequent exhibits and workshops have been held in Middleton, Milton, Madison, Whitewater, Mineral Point, Verona, Platteville and Clinton.

Bridging Generations artists proudly display their artwork

Jeanne Ferreira Youth Programs Chair.

Please consider encouraging a young artist by sponsoring them in the Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program (STAMP). You also are welcome to coordinate a STAMP Exhibition in your area--please contact Mary Ann Inman at for more info.

The Beloit HS Regional Exhibit exhibit STAMP winners

Nancy McKinnon (center) presents acheivement certificates on Nov 17, 2018. The Bridging Generations Exhibit was held in Janesville at Basics Cooperative.