Wisconsin artists, part of being an artist is sharing your creations with an audience. Plan to show your art through a Wisconsin Regional Art Program exhibition this year!
Local WRAP coordinators invite all non-professional artist from Wisconsin to submit artworks for the exhibitions. (For our purposes 'non-professional' is defined as someone who does not make their primary income from their art.)
You choose which artworks to exhibit. You have the opportunity for it to be considered for an honorable mention or a State Award recognition by a professional artist. State award recipients are invited to participate in an annual State WRAP exhibition that takes place in August/September each year, where they may be eligible for cash awards.
The fee to participate in each of the WRAP exhibition/workshops is $30. Artists should send their entry fee with a completed Registration Form, to the coordinators listed below by the listed due dates (see below or go to the WRAP website).
All artists who enter a local WRAP Exhibition, in addition to being considered for an award and having their art on display for the community to appreciate, also have the opportunity to participate in an educational critique by the show judge outline the strengths of the works they have chosen for recognition, followed by an art presentation or demonstration.
Community members not participating in the exhibition may attend the educational workshops for a $5.00 fee.
You are welcome to show in as many WRAPs as you like. If you receive a State Award you will be invited to participate in the State WRAP Exhibition in Madison in 2016. However, if you win award recognition in more than one WRAP you will have to choose one piece to exhibit in the State WRAP Exhibition.
Check out these offerings in March and April!
Check payable to sponsor: BURLINGTON AREA ARTS COUNCIL
Artwork due: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
Workshop: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30 am-3:00 pm
Place: Norway Municipal Building
6419 Heg Park Road
Wind Lake, WI 53185
Coordinator: Gillian Graffy
W399 Kearney Road
Burlington, WI 53105
We are delighted to announce that the artist Chad Lindemann will be the juror for the 2016 Burlington WRAP. Chad Lindemann is a web designer who creates responsive web pages. Chad is also a Professor and loves teaching and speaking about, HTML, CSS, and web standards. Chad attended Kansas State University and earned a MFA degree in Printmaking,. He began his professional career at Kansas State University teaching figure drawing and then taught art at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, Nebraska, for three years. As of 2007, Chad has resided in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife and is an Associate Professor of Art at Wisconsin Lutheran College and Chair, School of Fine Arts.
Chad will speak about one of his passions - choosing different web technologies to share your work with others. Plan to join us!
Sponsor: WAUKESHA CREATIVE ARTS LEAGUE (WCAL)
Artwork due: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10am-noon
(limit 2 pieces per artist)
Large works must have plexi instead of glass.
Workshop: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9am-3:30pm
Place: Oconomowoc Arts Center
641 E. Forest St.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Coordinator: Jan Wood
S63 W14860 Garden Terrace
Muskego, WI 53150
(Limit 2 artworks per artist)
Make check payable to sponsor: PORTAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS (PCA)
Artwork due: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:00-3:00 pm
Artist's Reception: Friday, May 6, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 pm
Workshop: Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Place: The Drury Gallery at Portage Center for the Arts
301 East Cook Street
Portage, WI 53901
Coordinator: Heidi Royal
Portage Center for the Arts
PO Box 866
Portage, WI 53901
The judge and presenter for the 2016 Portage WRAP is Madison artist Philip Salamone Philip is a graduate of UW-Madison (2003) in fine art and studied in New York at the Grand Central Atelier and the Art Student's League. He currently teaches courses for the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies and the Atwood Atelier.
Make Check Payable to Sponsor: TOMAH ARTS GUILD (TAG)
Artwork Due: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 1-5 pm
Workshop: Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9 am-3 pm
Place: Community Theater Building
907 Kilbourn Ave.
Tomah, WI 54660
Coordinator: Ginny Schuld
W12658 Charcoal Rd.
Hixton, WI 54635
The 2016 Tomah WRAP profession juror will be Char Devos of Madison. Char recently moved to Madison from the northwest part of the state. She express herself through watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media works and has shown and sold throughout the midwest.
Make check payable to: MONROE ARTS CENTER (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
Artwork due: Friday, April 22, 2016, 10am-5pm or Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10am-5pm
Workshop: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:30am – 12noon
Place: Monroe Arts Center, P.O. Box 472
1315 11th St.
Monroe, WI 53566
Coordinator: Susan Barrett
1315 11th St.
Monroe, WI 53566
Paper collage artist Jean Sandrock of Madison will be judging and presenting at the 201 Monroe WRAP. Jean specializes in card design, pen and ink illustration, calligraphy and abstract paper collage.
Plan to exhibit with WRAP in 2016!