Create, Compete, and Participate with Your Tiny Art
WRAA is an organization devoted to providing opportunities for Wisconsin artists who make art for the joy of creative growth and who do not receive the majority of their income from their art. The organization collaborates with the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) to offer over 20 exhibit/workshops around the state as well as sponsoring youth art exhibitions, and produce art publications for its members. The proceeds from the Tiny Treasure fundraiser benefits the WRAA’s Publication Fund. The WRAA Publication Fund helps support the color catalog for the Wisconsin Regional Art Program’s statewide exhibit each September, the WRAA newsletter Contour Notes, and the Tiny Treasures WRAP Pocket Calendar..
ARTWORK submitted starting March 1 and must be RECEIVED BY JULY 11, 2014
This competition is open to adults and teens at least 14 years old (calculate age as of July 11, 2014). Each Tiny Treasure entry costs $10.00. You do NOT need to be a WRAA member to participate. There are cash awards: 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75 and 3rd Place $50.
You may enter as many Tiny Treasures as you’d like – submit $10 and a separate ID label for each one. Tiny Treasure entries from prior years can not be submitted again. WRAA members, a registration form can be found in Contour Notes, or it can be downloaded from the WRAA website at http://www.wraawrap.com
Also new this year is the ability to donate your unsold Tiny Treasures to WRAA to be gifted to a nonprofit organization. Since Wausau is the location for this year’s WRAP State Day, the WVAA (Wisconsin Valley Art Association) has agreed to coordinate donations to local area non-profits including the Neighborhood Place as well as a Women's Shelter. So rather than sticking your Tiny Treasure in a closet if it is not sold, you can share your creative work with the shelter and bring smiles to a lot of women. All you need to do is check the box on the Entry Form when you enter to indicate your intention.
All entries will be exhibited virtually on-line at www.wraawrap.com (You can see the 2013 exhibition there now) and the entire Tiny Treasures exhibit will be on display physical in Wausau at the Marathon County Public Library in August and September 2014.
Awards recipients will be recognized as a part of the Wisconsin Regional Art state conference activities the weekend of September 26-27.
Not only are there cash prizes for the top 3 Tiny Treasures, but there are additional honorary awards: 12 Tiny Treasures will be featured in WRAA’s Timely Treasures 2015 pocket calendar that lists the schedule for all of the WRAP exhibit/workshops for the year.
Winners will be notified by phone after July 20, 2014.
You can also choose to donate your Tiny Treasure to the WRAA Buy-It-Now fundraiser, or you may include it in the exhibition and competition and mark it Not For Sale (NFS).
You don’t have to be a WRAA member to participate - although new members are always welcome.
Why not have a Tiny Treasure’s party to enjoy making them together with your friends! Professional and nonprofessional artists are welcome to participate.
What is the Buy-It-Now Fundraiser?
If you donate your piece to the fundraiser to be sold, they are available to potential buyers for $25. The Tiny Treasures included in the Buy-It-Now Fundraiser will be available for sale online starting July 28 and ending August 15, 2014.
If your Tiny Treasure doesn’t sell, and you are willing to donate it, it will be matted and donated to a worthy non-profit organization. In 2014 the WRAA will gift unsold donated works to Wausau’s Neighborhood Shelter in hope of sharing a little something beautiful to a worthy organization doing good work.
FOR AN ENTRY FORM AND MORE DETAILS, VISIT www.wraawrap.com and click on Activities.
get more information on how Buy-it-Now works.
Questions? Contact Sherry Ackerman, WRAA Board Member, &
Tiny Treasures Coordinator, Email is firstname.lastname@example.org Phone is 608 445-2517
TINY TREASURES EXHIBIT
AUGUST 7 - SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
WAUSAU’S DOWNTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
AWARDS for Tiny Treasures
SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
During luncheon at Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street, Wausau, WI
Hope to see you there!