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15th Annual Tiny Treasures Fundraiser, Competition and Exhibit

Tiny Treasures entry form 2024 >>


The Tiny Treasures competition has started!  You have until July 12 to be part of this fun event and support AWA.  Remember that they didn’t put the FUN in FUNdraiser for nothing!

Why not have a Tiny Treasures’ party with your friends and enjoy making them together? All mediums are accepted - watercolor, acrylic, oil, felt, jewelry, collage, leaves, bark, feathers, enamel, mosaic and encaustic just to name a few.  Don’t have a lot of time or energy to create something new?  Maybe you can find your entries within paintings that didn’t turn out.  There are always wonderful morsels in not-so-wonderful paintings.   Enjoy discovering some because repurposing is good!  Remember that all TTs must be an original composition. That means they are not copied from any work/photo that is not your own or you have attached written permission for their use.

Enter as many TTs as you’d like – submit $10 and a separate ID label for each one.  Tiny Treasures entries from prior years cannot be submitted again.  An ENTRY FORM can also be downloaded from this website or find it on the back of the gold mailer sent in January.

You can pick up your purchased or unsold piece(s) on September 28 from 1 to 3pm at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St in Madison.  If you agree, unsold pieces will also go in an exhibit at Capital Lakes in Madison until mid-January.  If you don't check “donate to AWA if not sold” on the ID label, I'll contact you in January to see if you want to pay the mailing fee to have your TTs returned matted, otherwise there is no fee to mail them unmatted.

Remember the size restrictions:  exactly 2 ½ x 3 ½” with a depth of no more than 3/4”.  The TTs are free-floated in a mat so you DON’T want to leave a border on your TTs – go all the way to the edge.  If they’re larger, you run the risk of them not fitting in the mat.  Send them unmatted and unframed.  They will be matted so that every TT will be displayed the same way.

All entries will be exhibited on this website.  All pieces will be for sale for $25.  If you want them back, you have the option to buy them when you send in your entries. The online sale starts on Thursday, August 1 and ends September 13. More information will be posted when the date gets closer.

You don’t have to be an AWA member to participate - although new members are always welcome!   Participants need to be at least 14 years old as of July 12, 2024.  Professional and nonprofessional artists are welcome to enter.

Read more about the State Conference >>


1st Place $150

2nd Place $125

3rd Place $100 

12 TTs chosen to be featured in the 2024 Timely Treasures pocket calendar will receive a $25 award. 

Most Creative Title $10

Art club/association with the most Tiny Treasures entries $50


Please contact Sherry Ackerman at or (608) 445-2517

Send your TTs to:

Sherry Ackerman

1205 N Parkview St

Cottage Grove, WI 53527

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

Tiny Treasures entry form 2024 >>


View 2024 TT Online Gallery >>

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 2024 Tiny Treasures on-line sale will begin August 1st.

Tiny Treasures can also be purchased for $25 during the State Conference at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street in Madison on September 28th.  

State Day

State Day activities include a morning session featuring Tiny Treasures and WRAP-Teen award presentations, a featured speaker and a light breakfast.  In the afternoon there is 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.

State Conference:  Saturday, September 28, 9 am - 4:30 pm.  $10 for the morning session and $25 for the full day.  Tiny Treasures awards at 10 am, WRAP-Teen awards at 10:45 am, featured speaker at 11:30 am.  Complimentary box lunch at 12:30, judge's presentation at 1:30 pm, and Award Ceremony at 2:30 pm.

State Awards Ceremony:  Saturday, September 28 from 2:30 pm - 4 pm.  No charge.

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

Registration Begins: June 1, 2024.  

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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
  • WRAP-Teen (for ages 13-19)
  • WRAP-Kids (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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