ASSOCIATION of Wisconsin Artists 

1954-2022  Celebrating 68 Years!

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The Association of Wisconsin Artists is a non-profit organization that promotes the creativity of Wisconsin artists through exhibits, education and recognition.  

Our programs are designed for any artist from 5 to 100+:

  • Bridging Generations for the youngest of artists from 5-12
  • STAMP for our teen artists 13-19
  • WRAP is for artists 18 and up
  • Tiny Treasures for artists 14 and up

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 2022 Tiny Treasures can be purchased on August 26th & 27th at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI at our annual State Conference.

Tiny Treasures are 2 ½” x 3 ½” pieces of completely ORIGINAL art.

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Annual State Exhibition and Conference

Annually, State Award winning artwork from regional WRAP exhibits are displayed at the State Conference.  This exhibit also includes artwork from STAMP, Tiny Treasures and Bridging Generations.  The Conference days are filled with speakers, awards recognition and camaraderie.  Please join us.


Conference Speakers

Judge and speaker Melissa Airy

Melissa Airy, MFA 2020 with an emphasis in intermedia art and sculpture, is a multimedia artist and educator based in central Wisconsin. She currently holds the position of Lecturer of Art and Gallery Manager of the Edna Carlsten Art Gallery at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. Read more >>

Speaker Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith learned her colors before she could talk. Today, she harnesses this same innate sense of color in capturing everyday nostalgic American “sights often seen, rarely noticed.” Her paintings have been juried into over 60 international, national, and regional shows, earning numerous honors. Shelley’s a member of Oil Painters of America (OPA), and the International Guild of Realism (IGOR). She is an Elected Artist in the American Artists Professional League (AAPL) as well as a Signature Member of American Women Artists (AWA). Read more >>


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  • 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)
  • Member Exhibit 
  • 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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