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What are Tiny Treasures?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Buy-It-Now Sale!

The Tiny Treasures competition for 2021 is now closed. 

Thanks to all the artists who entered!  Look for the Buy-It-Now fundraiser below beginning August 4 and running through September 22 to buy original art for just $25.  Tiny Treasures can also be purchased in person at the State Conference at the UW Pyle Center in Madison September 24 from 6-7pm and September 25 from 9am-3pm.  Custom-made frames will also be available for $15 including glass and hardware.  New this year are small frames for unmatted Tiny Treasures for just $7.

Tiny Treasures awards will be presented on Friday, September 22 at 7:15pm at the UW Pyle Center in Madison during Evening with the Arts.

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

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

What is the Buy-it-Now fundraiser?

All Tiny Treasures that are available for purchase are listed below for the Buy-It-Now fundraiser.   Purchase online by clicking on one of the Tiny Treasure images shown below.  If you do not want to purchase online, contact Sherry Ackerman at   The Buy-It-Now sale will continue through September 22nd.  Purchased Tiny Treasures can be picked up at the AWA/WRAP State Conference at the UW Pyle Center in Madison on September 25th or mailed to you after the Conference for a mailing & handling fee.  There will also be in-person sales at the State Conference.  You will find amazing, original art for just $25 each!  Buy your favorites before someone else does!  Any Tiny Treasures that are Not for Sale are in the above Gallery, but are not listed below.  Tiny Treasures that have already been purchased are listed as Out of Stock.



  • 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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