ASSOCIATION of Wisconsin Artists 

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AWA  Bridging Generations

Clinton Public Library hosted two Bridging Generations artmaking workshops, an exhibit, and an artists' reception.

Bridging Generations provisions:

1. AWA will reimburse the regional coordinator for pre-approved expenses and email templates for printable certificates. Program pre-registration is required due to class size minimum and maximum.

2. Click here to read PDF with seasonal project instructions, guidelines and mini-grant application.

3. Questions? Contact Bridging Generations Coordinator Elizabeth Johanna at bridginggenerations@wiscartists.

Penelope Miles received a merit award and the opportunity to exhibit her art at the AWA State Exhibit.

Bridging Generations for Children

Photo by Diane Palzkill: Bridging Generations Mineral Point

The year 2004 marked the 50th year for the Association of Wisconsin Artists (AWA). To celebrate, the nonprofit held the first “Bridging Generations” Exhibit in Prairie du Sac at the River Arts Center for children ages 5 through 12. It was a huge success. It was decided to annually continue the exhibit. Exhibits and workshops have been held in Middleton, Milton, Madison, Mineral Point, Verona, Platteville, Janesville, Oconomowoc, Brookfield, Whitewater, Mineral Point, Clinton, Blanchardville and Argyle.

Bridging Generations has three purposes: (1) art making, (2) exhibition and (3) artists’ reception.

 Art groups, organizations, or individuals who would like to sponsor a similar event can apply for AWA funding. Applications should be submitted at least 90 days in advance.  Contact Bridging Generations Coordinator Elizabeth Johanna at


  • 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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