The non-profit membership organization Wisconsin Regional Artists Association in collaboration with Wisconsin Regional Art Program administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts co-sponsors all of the WRAP exhibits, which feature the works of Wisconsin and regional lay artists at 25+ venues annually.
WRAP local coordinators invite any non-professional artist in the region 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.) Each exhibition will be judged by a professional artist who will select exhibiting artists to receive Honorable Mention awards, and State Awards. All State Award recipients will be invited to show their award winning piece as a part of the State WRAP exhibition in Madison in August through September.
RICHLAND CENTER WRAP DETAILS
Entry Blank Due: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016
Make your check payable to: RAAC or Richland Area Arts Council
Artwork Due: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10 am-12:00 pm
Closing Workshop: Saturday, March 26 from 9:30AM-12:00 pm
Judging and critiques 1-2 pm
Place: Schmitt Woodland Hills Retirement Center
1400 Seminary St
Richland Center, WI 53581
Coordinator: Nanci Buchanan
E4914 Timberline Rd
Spring Green, WI 53588
The judge for the 2016 Richland Center WRAP will be John F. Walte. John lives in the Dodgeville area. He has worked in a wide variety of mediums. Originally a painter who embraced studio photography and commercialism, he returned to non-photo-based art after being inspired by the new technologies available in computer imaging. This machine, this tool, has tapped his creative core like no other medium. Most recently his primary art medium is digital painting and photography.
Black Earth artist Nancy Cox, who was the juror in 2015, will be offering a closing workshop. Nancy considers herself fortunate to live and work among the natural beauty of rural Black Earth. Throughout the year she draws inspiration from the design of interrelated shapes in nature created by the light quality of the season. Painting on location surrounded by nature, observing and responding to the elements, she strives to capture a fleeting moment in watercolor. In her studio she paint from floral or still life objects, or from memory or imagination. On March 26th Nancy will demonstrate her awesome watercolor techniques in the closing workshop. Exhibition participants may attend the workshop for free. Guest may attend for $5.00.
WRAP entry forms can be found below.