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What are Tiny Treasures?

Tiny Treasures are 2 ½” x 3 ½” pieces of completely ORIGINAL art, no thicker than 3/4”, created by artists at least 14 years old. Enter as many pieces as you’d like starting April 1 through June 15, 2022 in AWA's competition/exhibit/ fundraiser.   You can win $150 for 1st Place, $125 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd and $10 for best title.  Another 12 Tiny Treasures will be chosen to be in AWA's annual Timely Treasures pocket calendar and each will receive a $25 award. Additionally, there is a $50 award for the art group/ organization with the most entries.  

You do not have to be a member of AWA to participate but you must be 14 years old as of June 15, 2022.  Enter as many Tiny Treasures as you would like.  The entry fee is $10 for each Tiny Treasure.  An entry form is available here.

Tiny Treasures must be of original concept and design.  Please read the following article by Jean Lang, "Original or Copy." 

All Tiny Treasures are exhibited on this website.  See AWA 2022 Fundraiser section below for information about Tiny Treasures sales.  Tiny Treasures are also displayed at the annual State Exhibit.  

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  Tiny Treasures is proudly sponsored by Lynn's of Madison.

Quality art supplies & framing at competitive prices.

5928 Odana Road, Madison, WI 608-274-144

For more Tiny Treasures information,

please contact Sherry Ackerman at

or (608) 445-2517

2022 Tiny Treasures Winners

First Place: Just Rose, Svetlana Neshlyaeva, Mt Horeb
Second Place: Put Me in, Coach, Karen Cahill, Lake Mills
Third Place: Early Morning, Alexandra Doaga, Madison

January: Contemplation, Kaci L Koltz, Montello
February: Conjunction, Rebecca Brockman-Schneider, Madison
March: Serene Sleep, Marinela Manastirli, Madison
April: Two Of A Kind, Linda Smulka, Madison
May: Vintage, Emma Macari, Madison
June: Bee Happy, Teresa Vicars, Lake Mills
July: Itty Bitty Kitty, Mary Beth Drabiszczak, Waukesha
August: Poppies Blooming, Norma Larrabee Gabriel, Topeka
September: The Beauty Of Science, Karen Rose, Waukesha
October: I Used To Be An Orange Cat, Cath Eckart, Princeton
November: EJA, Alison Meschke, Johnson Creek
December: The Quill House, Marge Engelman, Madison

Best Title: Sue Mack, Sandy Isely, Ashland
Best Title: Is Quarantine Over Yet? Patricia Seaverson, Milton
Art Association with the most entries: School of Eclectic Art

View Entries From Past Exhibits

AWA's 2022 Tiny Treasures on-line sale has ended.

Tiny Treasures are no longer available for sale on-line.  Tiny Treasures can be purchased at the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, Wisconsin during the AWA/WRAP Annual State Exhibit & Conference.  Visit us on the 2nd floor of CVA from 6:00-7:00 on Friday, August 26th and from 9:00-1:00 on Saturday, August 27th.  We will also have frames available for purchase.

You will find amazing, original art for just $25 each!  Buy your favorites before someone else does!  Proceeds from Tiny Treasure sales are used to fund AWA operations.


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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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