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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 will be for sale starting July 1st except those designated NOT FOR SALE.  See AWA 2022 Fundraiser section below.  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

2021 Tiny Treasures Winners

First Place:   Marriage Roots, Jill Jensen, Cambridge
Second Place:  Threads of Many Colors, Patricia Gergetz, West Bend
Third Place:  Peony, Emily Reuter, Mt. Horeb
January:  Iridescence, Megan Thurston, Madison
February:  Sand Island Light House, Elizabeth Clayton, Brookfield
March:  Beaded Beauty, Kaci Koltz, Montello
April:  A Beautiful Landing, Joan Langenohl, Wauwatosa
May:  Night Floral, Donna Gregg, Weston
June:  The Haircut, Mary Beth Drabiszczak, Brookfield
July:  Waiting for Mom, Varla Bishop, Johnson Creek
August:  Viral Invasion, Elizabeth Sawyer Kelly, Madison
September:  Garden Spot, Wendy Crone, McFarland
October:  Early Harvest II, Pat Seaverson, Milton
November:  Twist and Shout!, Linda Smulka, Madison
December:  Starry Night, Jean M. Lang, Middleton
Best Title:  The Lovely Lemon Sisters, Linda Camino, Madison
Art Association with the most entries: TIE--Waukesha Creative Arts League
and Janesville Art League

View Entries From Past Exhibits

AWA's 2022 Tiny Treasures sale will begin July 1!

More information to follow...


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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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