ASSOCIATION of Wisconsin Artists 

1954-2022  Celebrating 68 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 .



Get ready for the upcoming Tiny Treasures competition!

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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."


Conference Speakers

Speaker Professor Derrick Buisch

Derrick Buisch is scheduled to kick off the morning session at 10 am. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A painting professor in Madison since 1997, Buisch has exhibited in many national and regional museum exhibitions including the Tory Folliard Gallery, James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Triennials, and University Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre at Southern Georgia University. Read more >>

Juror and Speaker Roberta Condon 

Artist and gallerist, living in Portage, will serve as juror and as one of two conference speakers. She works in pastel and basketry and has won numerous awards and has gained national and international attention, with articles in “The Pastel Journal”, and “L’Art Practique”, a French art publication. Read more >>


  • 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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