ASSOCIATION of Wisconsin Artists 

1954-2021  Celebrating 67 Years!

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About AWA


The Association of Wisconsin Artists (AWA), formerly named WRAA, is a non-profit membership organization begun in 1954. We promote visual art programs, education, appreciation, and recognition for our members and their communities.

AWA has always supported the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP), which encourages the creative growth of non-professional artists. In 2020, AWA took on management of WRAP entirely. Bridging Generations, Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program (STAMP), Tiny Treasures, and enhanced publications were added after 2004.

AWA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Jeanne Ferreira, Verona, WI
Past President
Mary Ann Inman, Clinton, WI
Vice President
Sally Probasco, Madison, WI
Secretary
Elizabeth Kelly, Madison, WI
Treasurer
Beverly Larson, Madison, WI
Membership
Terrence Doeler, Monona, WI
Awards Chair 
Jill Jensen, Cambridge, WI


Youth Programs

Jeanne Ferreira, Verona, WI

STAMP North/Wausau
Bobby Walker, Weston, WI

Bridging Generations

Rita Carpenter, Janesville, WI

WRAP Liaison
Becky Herb, Madison, WI
Editor
Tamara Tsurkan, Madison, WI
Publicity
Teresa Vicars, Lake Mills, WI

AWA Board of Directors Manual

The Association of Wisconsin Artists is governed by a board of twelve directors elected from and by the membership. These are volunteer positions with the only compensation being mileage and lodging to the spring and fall board meetings. Each board member is active in their duties, whether being an officer or leading one of the many exciting projects that AWA sponsors. Elected terms are for three years each, with four positions elected each year.

Click on the following links to view AWA's Board of Directors Manual:

AWA History

Constitution of Wisconsin Regional Artists Association

By-Laws of Wisconsin Regional Artists Association

Board Structure/Job Descriptions

Publication Fund

Publications:

  • Contour Notes and E-news
  • Website: www.wiscartists.org
  • 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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