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Events -  Tiny Treasures  

What are Tiny Treasures?


Tiny Treasures are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces of completely original art, no thicker than 3/4", made by AWA members as well as non-members at least 14 years old.   All Tiny Treasures are exhibited on this website.  See below for information about Tiny Treasures sales. The online sale starts August 1.

Tiny Treasures are also displayed at the annual State Exhibit and awards are presented at Evening with the Arts on Friday, September 22nd at the Pyle Center in Madison, WI.  To sign up to attend Evening with the Arts click here:  2023 Annual AWA/WRAP State Conference 

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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

View 2023 TT Online Gallery >>

For more Tiny Treasures information,

please contact Sherry Ackerman at

or (608) 445-2517

View Entries From Past Exhibits

1st PLACE:     Cute Eyes by Mary Heinze, Portage, WI 

2nd PLACE:    Falling to Pieces by Kathy Scott, Janesville, WI

3rd PLACE:     Dream (Red-breasted Nuthatch) by Jan Wood, Muskego, WI

JANUARY:     Moon Reflection by Shirley A Diedrich, Fitchburg, WI

FEBRUARY:   Moonlight Sonata by Betty Clayton, Brookfield, WI

MARCH:        Sarasota Sunset by Bill Nitzke, Cottage Grove, WI

APRIL:           Olbrich Daffodils by Margie Devereaux, Madison, WI

MAY:              At the Lake by Jane Ferris, Madison, WI

JUNE:            Garden Maid by Patricia Gergetz, West Bend, WI

JULY:         Secure by Gail McCoy, Naples, Fl

AUGUST:        My Gemini by Cambria Branson, Fond du Lac, WI

SEPTEMBER:  Determination by Mary Mullen, Madison, WI

OCTOBER:      Bubble Fish II by Nancy Leder, Gleason, WI

NOVEMBER:   Kitty Cuddles by Mary Beth Drabiszczak, Waukesha, WI

DECEMBER:   Earth and Sky by Mary Zimmerman, Park Falls, WI

BEST TITLE:   Kickin' Down the Cobbblestones by Pat Spear, Wild Rose, WI


AWA's 2023 Tiny Treasures on-line sale has ended.

Tiny Treasures can still be purchased for $25 during the State Conference at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street in Madison on September 22nd and 23rd.  

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 variety of beverages are typically available. Relax and enjoy soft music and view the artwork.  During the evening, awards for the Tiny Treasures and STAMP winners are presented.  

State Day

State Day activities include a morning session with a speaker and a presentation by the judge of the exhibit, and an afternoon awards ceremony.  Awards, presented by AWA, are for meritorious artwork in the WRAP exhibit.  In addition, service awards and the John Steuart Curry medal, our most prestigious award for service to AWA and the arts are presented.  It’s a great honor to receive these awards.

Evening with the Arts:  Friday, September 22, 6 pm to 9 pm.  $10.  Cash bar, hors-de-oeuvres. Tiny Treasures & STAMP Awards starting at 7:15 pm.

State Conference:  Saturday, September 23, 9 am - 3:30 pm.  $20 includes State Day Speaker at 10 am, Judge's presentation at 11 am, complimentary box lunch at noon and Award Ceremony at 1 pm.

State Awards Ceremony:  Saturday, September 23 from 1 pm - 3 pm.  No charge.

Location:  UW Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI  

Registration Begins: June 1, 2023.  

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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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