The 2019 State Day Conference and Exhibition is a WRAP!
At State Day Michael Velliquette gave an informative talk about his artwork and creative process. He was also a thoughtful judge and led participants through the creation of Tiny Treasure sized artworks. The result was a collaborative minature gallery called Lovey Town. Participants were then photographed, turned into “paper dolls,” and placed in the tiny gallery. See video below!
Phyllis, a docent at the Chazen, led a Midwestern Regionalism tour for State Day participants on the conference weekend.
Meet the Wisconsin Regional Art Program Student Team
My name is Morgan Healey and I am a junior at UW-Madison. I am a service learning student assistant with WRAP this semester. In my free time I like to be involved in my honor society, dance, and watch The Office. For a few hours a week I work closely with Angela to organize the permanent collection to make it more accessible to the public among other tasks. Here at UW I am majoring in Community and Nonprofit Leadership and obtaining a certificate in Entrepreneurship.
My name is Sydney Higar and I am a senior studying Spanish and business. I have taken many art classes over my time here and I am very involved in the arts outside of school. My medium of choice is oil paint and I have been working closely with artist and WMoCA (Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art) owner, David Hummer, as my mentor. Through Hummer, I have also been given the opportunity to lead some of the painting workshops. I have recently joined the WRAP team as a student intern and have learned so much about this wonderful long-standing program. This semester I will be helping to further organize the WRAP permanent collection and find unique ways to share its historic gold with the community. I also plan on making the WRAP website easier to navigate.
Hi there! My name is Maria and I am a junior studying art and graphic design. In my free time I like drawing, painting, and designing. I work with a combination of ink and digital illustration. I also really enjoy backpacking, hiking, and spending time outside with family and friends. Last semester I worked as a WRAP student to help sort through and organize the permanent collection. I designed a catalogue that documented all the pieces and information pertaining to them. This year I will be focusing more on administration tasks and outreach. This will include communications with Regional Coordinators, social media updates, and WRAP promotion.
Hello! My name is Josie and I am a senior studying art at UW. When I'm not at class or at work, I spend my time drawing, playing with my two adorable pet rats, and, weather permitting, gardening at Eagle Heights. My preferred medium is digital art, although I also enjoy painting and woodworking when I have the studio space. This semester I am working with Angela and WRAP through my service learning course. We will be preparing for the upcoming WRAP anniversary exhibition. Over the course of the semester and this project, I'm hoping to get a more in-depth look at WRAP and what a curation-type career might offer me in the future. I look forward to whatever this semester will bring!
WRAP Permanent Collection Feature: Iris Furman Tellefson
By 1940 her name and talent became recognized. It was that year she attended Curry’s ﬁrst tour of the gallery. Curry saw something in her, speciﬁcally her energetic use of color. Tellefson always welcomed criticism and was eager to learn from Curry and others. She frequently attended annual meetings with other rural artist and her progress began to skyrocket. However, in 1942 her work shifted from ﬁne art to commercial art. For a year and a half, she worked in a paper mill in Menasha making cartoon designs. Although this was interesting work, she longed for the days spent outside drawing. She left her job in 1943 and enrolled in the Chicago Art Institute. Always a hard worker, she continued to spend her nights at a local commercial studio in order to pay for her education.
Tellefson was more concerned with improving as an artist than artiﬁcial standards of success. She never inquired about her grades in school because she valued constructive criticism over arbitrary marks. This sense of self improvement is evident throughout the progression of her portraits and landscapes. She brings a liveliness to depicting everyday life— one that makes the viewer feel as if they are in the barn with her. In November of 1945 Tellefson was married and had her ﬁrst child in the Spring of 1947. Iris Furman Tellefson lead a busy life: creating, learning, and always looking for ways to improve her craft.
Interested in Becoming a Regional Coordinator?
- Manage communications between WRAP Central (in Madison) and their Regional WRAP
- Interact with participating artists and help them through the WRAP process
- Find an artist to act as Workshop Facilitator, and find a Juror
- Coordinate the WRAP (choosing entry deadline, art drop-off time and location, exhibition and workshop dates)
- Spread the word locally (word of mouth, emails, distribute posters provided by WRAP Central)
- Report stats back to WRAP Central after your workshop
WRAP Central provides a Coordinator Toolkit online, sends email updates, and checklists 12, 6, and 2 weeks in advance of your workshop, creates and sends posters and award cards, and does email outreach to libraries local to your WRAP. If you are interested in becoming a WRAP Regional Coordinator, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Reminder of Upcoming WRAPS
Online entry and payment due: January 31, 2020
Make check payable to: Rebecca Herb
Artwork due date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pyle Center, Rm 112 (2 piece limit)
Workshop date: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Workshop location: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
Rebecca Herb, 608-467-8594, firstname.lastname@example.org
C.K. Chang, 608-833-1485, email@example.com
Wendy Crone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Stinger, email@example.com
Patricia Stinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christina Thomas-Virnig, email@example.com
Online entry and payment due: March 13, 2020
Make check payable to: Monroe Arts Center
Artwork due date: Friday or Saturday, March 20, 21, 2020, 10 a.m-5 p.m. (2 piece limit)
Workshop date: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Reception: Friday, March 27, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Workshop location: Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th Street, Monroe, WI 53566
Ben Riley, 608-325-5700, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Online entry and payment due: March 17, 2020
Make check payable to: Mark Yanny
Artwork due date: Saturday April 4, 2020,
9a.m-10:30a.m. (2 piece limit)
Workshop date: Saturday April 25, 2020, 9:30 a.m-3:30p.m
Workshop location: Norway Municipal Building, 6419 Heg Park Road, Wind Lake, WI 53185
Mark Yanny, 414-399-3009, firstname.lastname@example.org