2018 State Day Conference and
Annual Art Exhibition
Deadline to Confirm Conference Attendance: Sep 7, 2018
State Day Conference: Sep 21‑22, 2018
Pyle Center: 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706
2018 Annual Art Exhibition: Aug 17‑Sep 22, 2018
Enjoy viewing State Award winners curated by arts professionals from 23 Regional competitions.
The Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) and Wisconsin Regional Artist Association (WRAA) jointly invite you to the State Day Conference which celebrates Wisconsin art, artists, and a year of regional exhibitions and workshops. The conference is a chance to enjoy the festivities in camaraderie with other Wisconsin artists.
Carl Marty - Permanent Collection Highlight
Carl left his job making cheese to travel around America, and moved back to Europe for a time. But once he had left America, he longed to go back, telling his sister that “In America every man who was honest and willing to work was as good as his neighbor.” He came back to Wisconsin in October of 1895, began a writing job at a German language newspaper, and got married to a widow named Verena, who already had three small children. Their family struggled to make ends meet, but working at the paper Carl not only wrote, but made original zinc plate sketches to accompany his articles. He held a series of odd jobs throughout his life, including cheesemaker, newspaperman, farmhand, business student for a brief time, bag boy at a grocer, bookkeeper, banker’s assistant, and at times even attempted politician. He remarked that these jobs were vantage points from which to observe all manner of life, and his varied experiences in rural farm life certainly influenced his art. This oil painting, entitled Lunch Time, radiates calm, peace, and safety. Not only did Marty manage to accurately depict a common farm scene, but he captured the spirit and emotions he felt observing this equestrian interaction.
Measuring Your Artwork
Different industries have different standards of measurements. The Graphics' industry standard is width by height. Meaning that when you write your measurements, you write them from your point of view, beginning with the width. Hence a piece of paper is 8.5 x 11 in.
The art world ALWAYS uses height x width x depth in inches unless you are in a country where the standard is centimeters. Depth is used when you have a sculpture or dimensional object.
Do you include the frame? In museums, the answer is no. For WRAP, the answer is YES, include the frame in your dimensions. The reason why the Regional Coordinators have chosen this method is for planning purposes in designing the exhibition.
One of WRAP’s goals is to educate you, the artist. If there is a topic you would like us to explore, please let us know!