ASSOCIATION of Wisconsin Artists 

1954-2021  Celebrating 67 Years!

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AWA Membership

  • Receive AWA’s quarterly publication, Contour Notes, which contains AWA/WRAP news and events, dates and locations of upcoming WRAP exhibition/workshops around the state, feature articles and art related educational opportunities.

  • Receive the annual color catalogue of the State WRAP Exhibition.

  • Sponsor youth in the Bridging Generations Youth Art Exhibit & Workshop and our annual STAMP teen exhibit.

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 WRAP WIsconsin Regional Art Program 

  • Exhibit your art at over 20 local venues

  • Attend a workshop given by a professional artist

  • Gain invaluable encouragement and feedback from workshop critiques

  • Receive awards to exhibit in the Annual State Conference .



AWA’s annual Exhibit, Competition and Fundraiser runs annually from May through September. Anyone over the age of 14 can enter and anyone can buy amazing original artwork for just $25. All medium of art accepted - painting, mosaic, photography, wood, weaving and collage are some examples from past years.

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Annual State Exhibition and Conference

Each September, State Award winning artwork from regional WRAP Exhibits around the state are exhibited at the Annual State Art Exhibit. This exhibit also includes artwork from the STAMP and Tiny Treasures programs.  At the conclusion of the exhibit is the annual AWA Conference, "State Day."



  • Contour Notes and E-news
  • Website:
  • Timely Treasures, an event calendar (with dates noted)
  • A color catalog featuring award winning adult and teen art

Programs, events and recognition:

  • Regional WRAP management
  • Annual State Exhibit and Conference Weekend
  • Tiny Treasures Exhibit and Sale
  • STAMP (Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program for teens)
  • Bridging Generations (for ages 5 through 12)
  • Awards from generous donors

Funding sources:

  • Tiny Treasures is an annual fund-raiser
  • Membership dues and Wisconsin Arts Board grants
  • Three endowments support AWA and WRAP
  • Individual and business contributions


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