11th Annual, 2020 Tiny Treasures
Exhibition - Competition - Fundraiser
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, 2019) in Madison, WI in September. Sales of these wonderfully clever and beautiful works of art benefit the WRAA. Sixteen Tiny Treasures will be chosen to be included in the 2020 WRAP Timely Treasures pocket calendar that are mailed to WRAA members each year!
WRAP/WRAA State Art Exhibition and Conference
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."
Gala event to enjoy celebrating art with artists and guests, and appetizers. A cash bar is available in the lounge. Relax and enjoy soft music and view the artwork. The art includes award winning Wisconsin Regional Art Program and the Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program, and over 300 Tiny Treasures. Consider supporting our annual fundraiser by purchasing them. Frames will be for sale in Room 112. View the WRAP Exhibit, Tiny Treasures Exhibit and Sale, and the Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program (STAMP).
Evening with the Arts Reception & Celebration
Center for the Visual Arts 427 N. 4th St., Wausau, WI
Friday, September 20, 6:00pm –9:00 pm
6:00 pm EWA Reception begins
7:15 pm Tiny Treasures and STAMP Awards
8:30 pm Take STAMP artwork home
9:00 pm Building closes
Celebrate with appetizers, cash bar available, network with artists and attend award ceremony.
-The outstanding artwork of this year’s State WRAP Art Exhibition.
-Tiny Treasures Award Presentations
-Conveniently renewal your WRAA membership.
-Receive the beautiful 2020 Exhibition Color Catalog.
-Enjoy shopping for Tiny Treasures and purchase a custom-made frame to showcase your unique piece of art!
Van Transportation of Artwork from Madison to Wausau
We will again be offering free van transportation of artwork from the Madison area to Wausau.
Drop off will be Sunday and Monday, August 2 & 3 from 3:00-5:00pm at Sherry Ackerman's house, 1205 N Parkview St, Cottage Grove, WI 53527.
Any questions, contact Sherry Ackerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608 445-2517.
Please note that this is one way transportation only. We hope you will be attending the WRAP State Exhibition and Conference in Wausau.
However, if not you are responsible for arranging for a friend to pick up your artwork at the Center for the Visual Arts at the end of the exhibit.
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.