"WRAP art shows have changed my life in a big way for which I will be forever grateful. It has been just one year since I have gotten involved and I am a happier/healthier/stronger person/artist because of it. I've met many wonderful new artist friends and am having a great time. Suddenly I am understood, what a relief, since I've surrounded myself with sensitive creative artists."
The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) provides statewide art workshops and exhibits for nonprofessional artists. It began in 1940 with the intent of encouraging creative growth, which it continues to do today in these three ways:
· Art work is shown in a noncompetitive exhibit in regional communities. Meritorious work is selected for the Annual State Art Exhibit.
· A demonstration or slide lecture is given during the regional workshop by a professional artist.
· The exhibit judge answers questions on design, composition, and technique during a group critique and evaluative discussion.
The Wisconsin Regional Art Program consists of many artist workshop/exhibits that meet throughout the year statewide. Each one has a different artist demonstration or slide lecture and may have a different judge to lead the afternoon critique. You may enter as many Wisconsin Regional Art Workshops as you like. Your art work will be on exhibit in different communities. If your work is selected for the State Exhibit at two different workshops, you may choose which ONE you want to submit to the State exhibit.
2020-2021 WRAP Exhibits
The WRAP Exhibit cycle runs July 1 to June 30. State Award Winners chosen between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 will be invited to participate in the Annual State WRAP Exhibit in Madison in August and September, 2021.
To view exhibits, click on the individual WRAP to view its art gallery. Note that some are still in progress until the entry deadline.
WRAP Award Winners
Celebrating collaboration with local arts organizations and regional coordinators
Find a complete listing of state WRAP Exhibit/Workshop Coordinators and Co-sponsoring organizations and venues.
Hosting a workshop
Your art organization or art club can host a WRAP Workshop. We plan early, so contact us as soon as possible if you’d like to sponsor a workshop next year. We’re always looking for new places where people can share their love of art!