"WRAP art shows have changed my life in a big way for which I will be forever grateful. It has been just one year since I have gotten involved and I am a happier/healthier/stronger person/artist because of it. I've met many wonderful new artist friends and am having a great time. Suddenly I am understood, what a relief, since I've surrounded myself with sensitive creative artists."
WRAP/AWA State Exhibit & Conference
Registration ends on September 15th.
Each August and September, State Award winning artwork from WRAP exhibits around the state are displayed at the WRAP State Art Exhibit. Also included in the Exhibit are the winners from the Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program (STAMP) and over 300 Tiny Treasures.
In late September at the conclusion of the exhibit is the annual State Conference. Two days of festivities celebrating the art and artists of the annual exhibit include a gala Evening with the Arts and "State Day". During the Conference, Tiny Treasures are available for sale with proceeds used to fund AWA operations. This sale is AWA's biggest fundraiser. In 2021 the State Conference is scheduled for September 24-25 at the Pyle Center in Madison.
Evening with the Arts
The State Conference begins the evening before State Day when AWA hosts a reception celebrating the Exhibit and the artists. Appetizers and a cash bar are typically available. Relax and enjoy soft music and view the artwork. During the evening, awards for young artists in the STAMP Exhibit and the Tiny Treasures winners are presented. A typical schedule for Evening with the Arts:
6:00 pm EWA Reception begins
A typical schedule for State Day events:
10:00 am Speaker's Presentation
For more information about Evening with the Arts and State Day activities, contact email@example.com
State Day 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 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. Only current members of AWA are eligible to receive awards. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Click here to view the 2021 AWA award descriptions.
To register and pay by mail for the State Conference click here for a paper registration form. If you would like to register and pay online, click below on 2021 Annual State Conference.
What can you expect from the State Conference Weekend?
We encourage registration and payments at https://wiscartists.wildapricot.org/event-3852822. To register and pay by mail, complete the paper form. Conference registrations must be received by September 15. We hope to see you there!