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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 May 1 through July 10 for a chance to win $150 for 1st Place, $125 for 2nd, $100 for 3rd and $10 for best title.  Another 12 Tiny Treasure will be chosen to be in AWA's annual Timely Treasures pocket calendar and each will also receive a $25 award. There is a $50 award for the art group/organization with the most entries.  Click here for the 2021 entry form.  If you are entering several Tiny Treasures, click here for a multi-ID entry form

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 and are available for sale beginning each August.  See the Buy-It-Now section below.  Tiny Treasures are also displayed at the annual State Exhibit from August thru September.  

The 2021 State Conference will be help on Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25.  AWA plans to host Evening with the Arts on Friday September 24 when Tiny Treasures awards will be presented.  The State Conference will also provide an opportunity to purchase Tiny Treasures for $25 each.  

Read more about the State Conference >>

  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 2021 TT Online Gallery >>

For more Tiny Treasures information,

please contact Sherry Ackerman at

or (608) 445-2517

2020 Tiny Treasures Winners

1st Place:  Abstract - Circles & Grid, Karolyn Alexander, Whitewater

2nd Place:  Searching for Prince Charming, Lori Ehlke, Onalaska

3rd Place:  Hope, Jeanne Flickinger, Poynette

January:  Pencil Jar, Cath Eckart, Princeton

February:  War Paint, Jill Jensen, Cambridge

March:  Can 'n a Box, Helmut Zendek, Franklin

April:  Standing Tall, Tamara Tsurkan, Madison

May:  Spring Poppy, Norma Larrabee-Gabriel, Menomonie

June:  Fields of Gold, Kaci Koltz, Packwaukee

July:  Squirrels Delight, Jane Mirocha, Hubertus

August:  Portage Parade, Sherry Ackerman, Cottage Grove

September:  Time to Play, Lorraine Snyder, Madison

October:  Peaceful Waters, Louise Joyner, West Bend

November:  Aspen Trees, Shirley Diedrich, Fitchburg

December:  Untitled, Kathy Scott, Janesville

Best Title:  Roofing Break, Susan Porubcan, Jefferson

Art Association with most TT entries:  Janesville Art League

View Entries From Past Exhibits

What is the Buy-it-Now fundraiser?

All Tiny Treasures that are available for purchase will be listed below for the Buy-It-Now sale, which begins August 4.   At this point we also plan to have in-person sales at the State Conference.  Purchased Tiny Treasures will be matted and can be either mailed to you or picked up at the State Conference.   Look for the sale in August!


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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)
  • 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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