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About the Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP)

Help keep the AWA and the Wisconsin Regional Art Program thriving!  

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.

2023-2024 WRAP Exhibits

The WRAP Exhibit cycle runs July 1 to June 30.  State Award Winners chosen between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 will be invited to participate in the Annual State WRAP Exhibit in Madison in August and September, 2024.

To view exhibits, click on the individual WRAP to view its art gallery.  Note that some are still in progress until the entry deadline.

Online Exhibits >>

WRAP Award Winners

View 2023-2024 State Award Winners and Honorable Mentions.

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!


  • 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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